Debra  Blagden

Debra Blagden

Sales Representative

Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
705-791-2584
Office:
705-797-4875
Email Me
Debra  Blagden

Debra Blagden

Sales Representative

Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
705-791-2584
Office:
705-797-4875
Email Me

House Hunting Checklist

House Hunting Checklist

Home Location:  _____________________________________________________
Address:  ____________________________________________________________
Asking Price:  ________________________________________________________
Annual Property Taxes:  ______________________________________________
Mortgage Terms:  ____________________________________________________
Zoning Restrictions (ask the REALTOR®):  _______________________________

The Home’s Exterior

Lot Details

  • Lot size/shape: __________________
  • Landscaping condition: good/moderate/poor
  • Position of home on lot (compass directions):______________
  • Driveway: private/shared
  • General lot condition: good/moderate/poor
  • Front yard: sm/med/lg
  • Side yard: sm/med/lg
  • Rear yard: sm/med/lg
  • Mature trees, shrubs, etc: yes/no
  • Curb appeal: good/moderate/poor
  • Condition of walkways: good/moderate/poor

Structure Details

  • Number of stories: 1/2/3/4
  • Type of home: _________________
  • Siding: brick/brick veneer/wood/aluminum/combination
  • Condition of siding & paint: good/moderate/poor
  • Garage: attached/detached/one-car/two-car
  • Parking: uncovered/one paid space/ two paid spaces
  • Front porch: covered/enclosed
  • Fenced front yard: yes/no
  • Fenced backyard: yes/no
  • Eaves troughs and downspouts: good/moderate/poor
  • Patio/deck: good/moderate/poor
  • Swimming pool: above/below/indoor/outdoor/none
  • General pool condition: good/moderate/poor
  • Storage shed: yes/no
  • Type of roof: _________________
  • General roof condition: good/moderate/poor
  • Recent roof repairs: yes/no
  • Repair Receipts: yes/no
  • Roof Age: ____________
  • Type of foundation: raised well above ground/visible cracks


The Home’s Interior

Doors & Windows

  • Windows: single pane/thermopane
  • General window condition: good/moderate/poor
  • Door locks/latches work: yes/no

Kitchen

  • General size/colours: __________________
  • Eat-in area: yes/no
  • Cooking food/prep island: yes/no
  • Sufficient cupboard space: yes/no
  • Sufficient counter space: yes/no
  • Countertop type/condition: __________________
  • Floor type/condition: _____________________
  • Pantry: yes/no
  • Sink: single/double
  • Appliances included: yes/no
  • General appliance condition: good/moderate/poor

Family/Living Room

  • Fireplace: yes/no
  • Living room floor type/condition: __________________
  • Separate dining room: yes/no
  • Dining room floor type/condition: ___________________

Other Home Details

  • Square footage: ____________
  • Foyer closet: yes/no
  • Soundproof & fireproof shared walls: yes/no

Bathrooms

  • No. of Bathrooms: _______
  • Ensuite bathroom: yes/no
  • Floor type/condition: ___________

Bedrooms

  • No. of Bedrooms: _______
  • Floor type/condition: _____________
  • Closets: yes/no

Basement

  • Adequate headroom: yes/no
  • Finished: yes/no
  • Door to outside: yes/no
  • Utility area (laundry): yes/no
  • Storage areas: yes/no
  • Cracks in walls/floor: yes/no
  • Drained or sump pump: ____________
  • Evidence of flood/moisture: yes/no
  • Recent renovations: yes/no
  • General condition: ____________

Electrical System

  • General condition: __________
  • Sufficient outlets: yes/no
  • Amperage: __________
  • Switches: fuses/circuit breakers
  • Wiring: aluminum/copper wiring
  • Meets current codes: yes/no

Plumbing

  • Copper pipes: yes/no
  • Signs of leaks: yes/no
  • Recent repairs: yes/no
  • Age: ________
  • Meets current codes: yes/no

Water Service

  • Source: city/well
  • Well: dug/drilled
  • Does well ever run dry: yes/no
  • Capacity: ______
  • Age of pump: _____
  • Size of feeder line from well to house: ________
  • Water agreement: yes/no
  • Water quality tested for potability: yes/no

Sewage/Septic System

  • Type: sewage/septic
  • Where’s septic field: _______
  • Holding tank & system recently checked: yes/no

Heating

  • Type: oil/gas/electric/steam/baseboard/heat pump/combination
  • Age: _____
  • Output: _____
  • Recent repairs: ______

Air Conditioning

  • Type: window/central
  • Age: _____
  • Size: ______
  • Recent repairs: _______

Hot Water Heater

  • Contract: leased/owned
  • Type: gas/electric
  • No. of gallons: _______
  • Efficiency: ________
  • Age: ________

Insulation:

  • Type: ______
  • Rating: _______
  • Asbestos or UFFI: yes/no


Community

Check all that apply. Close to:

  • Schools
  • City services (fire/police/hospital)
  • Medical (doctor, dentist)
  • Shopping (grocery, pharmacy)
  • Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Day care
  • Recreation/community centre
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public tennis courts
  • Golf course
  • Skating arena
  • Hockey arena
  • Restaurants
  • Gas station
  • Theatres
  • Public library
  • Major roads/highways
  • Places of worship
  • Possible problems: train tracks/congestion/on busy or noisy main road


Local Neighbourhood

Check all that apply:

  • Urban/suburban/rural
  • Older/newer
  • Type of homes: ________
  • Age group of homeowners: __________
  • Quiet streets
  • Adequate street lights
  • Visible power/telephone lines
  • Well-cared for homes/yards
  • Sidewalks
  • General condition:
  • Space between homes
  • Adequate street parking/overnight parking restrictions
  • Possible problems: poorly maintained roads


Have Questions?

I have been in the real estate services business in the Barrie, Bradford, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Hillsdale, Innisfil, Newmarket, Midhurst, Springwater, and Thornton real estate markets for many successful years and will be here for many more. This longevity and confidence comes from my real estate services to a great many buyers and sellers, and their recommendations to others that result in repeat and referral business that keeps me productive and successful.

As a full service Barrie, Bradford, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Hillsdale, Innisfil, Newmarket, Midhurst, Springwater, and Thornton real estate professional, I work with buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions spanning all of the price ranges and property types.

Residential Single Family – My residential single family services connect buyers with sellers every day, and I do it with professionalism and a total dedication to my clients. This property type is the majority of my market transactions, but by far not the only one in which I have expertise.

Condominiums – While condominiums are residential, they’re a very different market focus, and I am an expert in evaluating condos and helping buyers and sellers to cope with the special financing and homeowner concerns for this property type.

Vacant Land – Land is a very special property class. It’s relatively easy to show a gourmet cook a wonderful commercial kitchen in a home and see their eyes light up. It’s more of a challenge to help a buyer or seller to realize the potential in a piece of land. I'm the best at it in the Barrie, Bradford, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Hillsdale, Innisfil, Newmarket, Midhurst, Springwater, and Thornton real estate markets.

Call me at 705-791-2584 or email me to start a discussion of your needs. Or, fill out this quick form and tell me about your property interests and an overview of your needs.



Education: Bachelors Degree in Interior Design

Experience: 11

Area Covered: Simcoe County, Northern GTA

Languages Spoken: English