Free Resources for Keeping Track of Homes As You Shop

Watch this short video for some useful tips for the overall home-search process.  These include:

  • Take lots of pictures of each.  Outside, key rooms, yard, garage and features you care about.  Comparing pictures is faster than re-visiting.
  • Document and “score” as you go.
  • Measure — ideally, the same measurements for each place.

The Federal Housing and Urban Development agency – HUD – provides a helpful scorecard to use.  They recently moved the scorecard; here’s the new web address:

https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/CHECKLIST-EN.PDF

Alternatively, keeping record on a smartphone with an app or spreadsheet may facilitate the process, especially for couples and families.

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