• What do you pay in property taxes and when are they due?
  • How much does it cost to heat and cool your home?
  • What do you pay for gas and electricity?
  • What do you pay for water and who supplies it?
  • How old are various structural components and systems? (Roof, water heater, furnace, and plumbing system)
  • How old are any appliances that will stay with the house?
  • Do you have any guarantees or warranties on appliances or components of the home, such as siding or roofing, and are these warranties transferable?
  • Are there any fees for municipal or private services, such as garbage pickup, and what are those services?
  • Is your house located on a flood plain? If so, what kind of insurance is required?
  • Have you had water problems in the basement or through the roof? (If so, you must show the buyer that you have rectified the problem.) Do you have warranties or guarantees on the work?
  • Where are the local schools, and what is their quality?
  • What is the availability and cost of mass transit?
  • Where are the places of worship in the area?
  • It is helpful if the seller provides a copy of their original title or abstract to the listing agent and title provider.
  • This assists in identifying ownership in the property and can expedite a title search. It also assists the listing agent for submitting information to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so that buyers know how to submit their contract offers.
  • Is a copy of the survey and floor plan available?
  • Have available a copy of the Condomium Documents (if applicable).
  • Are there any special assessments? If so, what are the special assessments and when are they due?
  • Is the current property tax for “land” only, due to the house being newly constructed? What are estimated new tax amounts, including the house?
  • Have you filed for a homestead exemption?
  • Are there any Homeowners Association (HOA) dues?
  • Who is the HOA management contact? What are the fees for and when are they due? Are the fees transferable?
  • Does the development have an “additional” HOA fee for boat storage, golf/tennis membership or pool facilities?
  • What are the fees and when are they due? Are the fees transferable?
  • If the property is being sold as an investment property, provide a copy of the tenant’s lease (if applicable).
  • What services are available for communications?
  • Cable, wireless, satellite? Do you know who the service providers are? Is the house wired for cable access to the internet?
  • Do you have a well or septic system? Can you provide information about the inspector and the last inspection completed?
  • Are there any parking permissions or restrictions?
  • Are there any storage restrictions? Examples: Boat or RV must be stored in garage. No sheds over a certain
  • size.
  • Are pets allowed? Are children allowed?
  • Is this home in a “retirement” area, where a minimum age is required?
  • If your property is in a rural area, is an aerial photo available?
  • Have you had any environmental studies done? If so, please provide copies of reports.