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Your Arlington Home Buying Checklist

Brought to you by Samantha Hart, Your Innovative Realtor!

Text or call me with your Questions at 817-673-5873



Print off several copies of this list so you can compare homes fairly and consistently


Home Address: __________________________________________________


Date Toured: ______________________


No. Bedrooms ________   No. of Bathrooms ____________  1 or 2 Car Garage: _______


Exterior General Appearance:

  • Curb appeal  Comments: _______________________________________________

  • Roof  Comments: _____________________________________________________

  • Front Porch: _________________________________________________________

  • Condition of trees and plants: ___________________________________________

  • Building Material (siding, brick, etc.) Condition: ______________________________

  • Condition of other homes in the neighborhood: ______________________________


  • How busy is the street the home is on: ____________________________________

  • How far is the home from work? ________________ from school? ______________

       from shopping? ___________from friends and family? _______________________



  • First thoughts that went through your mind: _________________________________

  • Run the showers to check water pressure and length of time to get hot water __________(secs)

  • Try out the switches in every room, including any ceiling fans. Comments:



  • Open and close all windows and doors. Feel for drafts at the edges. Comments:



  • Go up in the attic if possible and check for mold on the insulation (roof leak indicator). Comments:



  • Check bathtubs, tile and under the sinks for mold or signs of repair. Comments:



  • Condition of fixtures in kitchen: ____________ in bathroom#1: ____________ in bathroom #2: __________

  • Condition of flooring in living room: ___________ in dining room: _________ in bedrooms: __________  in kitchen: _____________

  • Condition of outdoor space: _____________________________________________




Remember that most anything can be repaired but that such repair costs should be taken into account in the offer you make on the house.


Once you make an offer, the home inspection will tell you of any issues with the home that you cannot see during a tour and you can renegotiate or withdraw your offer.

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