Altona Home Buying: Things to Look For


To help you prioritize your "possibilities" list from online to the list of places you visit, take this checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the houses you've been picking out. By thinking through this list, you'll be able to see at a glance the attributes of up to three homes.

Buying a home is an exciting step. We can give you advice about choosing the place that's your best fit. Call Border Real Estate, Altona, Manitoba's real estate experts, at 204-324-8348 and we can help you get on the right track to the house of your dreams.

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Home Address      
Asking Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Near Shops      
Interstates Nearby      
Minutes Away From Public Transportation      
Close to Hospitals      
Minutes Away From Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Kid Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
HOA Restrictions      
Minutes Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The Home
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
General Exterior Condition      
Multi-Car Garage      
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      
Plumbing Quality      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
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      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand House      
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