Snoqualmie Valley House Hunting Checklist

Buying a home in King County is no easy task. You want to make the right choice. Whether you're an inexperienced or seasoned buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist lists some of the pertinent criterion to think about when deciding on a home. Aside from price, you want to ensure that the house plus the neighborhood surpasses the needs and desires of your family.

To help you narrow your "contender" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the houses you've been touring. Filling in this list, you can compare the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.


Buying a house is a major decision. We can offer advice and show you the place that's your best fit. Contact us and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.


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Home Address . . .
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Near the Job . . .
Minutes Away From Schools . . .
Minutes Away From Shopping . . .
Highways Nearby . . .
Near Train Stations . . .
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists . . .
Miles Away From Churches . . .
Garbage Collection . . .
Traffic Signs . . .
Sidewalks . . .
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained . . .
Type of Traffic . . .
Walking / Biking Trails . . .
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained . . .
All Utilities Installed . . .
Neighborhood Rules . . .
Close to Airports / Trains . . .
Area Zoned Residential . . .
Near Industry . . .
Proposed Special Assessments . . .
Environmental Concerns / Influences . . .
The House
Age of House . . .
No. of Stories . . .
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding . . .
Quality of Roof . . .
Quality of Foundation . . .
Overall Exterior Condition . . .
Garage Size . . .
No. of Bathrooms . . .
No. of Closets . . .
No. of Bedrooms . . .
Oil, Gas or Electric Heat . . .
Insulation . . .
Central Air Conditioning . . .
Energy-Conservation Features . . .
Age of Heating System . . .
Age of Water Heater . . .
Capacity of Water Heater . . .
Age of Electrical Wiring . . .
Quality of Plumbing Pipes . . .
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Areas . . .
Fireplace . . .
Separate Dining Area . . .
Family Room . . .
Carpeting - No. of Rooms . . .
Kitchen Eating Area . . .
Refrigerator . . .
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric) . . .
Garbage Disposal . . .
Dishwasher . . .
Broken / Drafty Windows . . .
Storm Windows / Screens . . .
Washer / Dryer Outlets . . .
Laundry Space . . .
Finished Basement . . .
Attic . . .
Sump Pump / Drainage . . .
Connected to Sewer System . . .
Patio / Deck . . .
Backyard Fence . . .
Landscaping . . .
Property Boundaries . . .
Safety (dead bolts, detectors) . . .
Building Code . . .
Compliance . . .
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House . . .