Home Buying Kit

I know how much busier your life has become since you’ve started house-hunting. Here is a way to make things easier, be more organized and save some precious time:

1. Enter your name and email in the boxes below, hit “Submit” and I will send you 3 checklists.

2. Print these checklists and take them to inspections, tick the boxes while walking through the house.

Use checklist #1 for all the houses you’re looking at for the first time. The purpose of the first inspection is to create a first impression and checklist #1 will help to remember the most important components that first impression is based on.

Use checklist #2 when inspecting the houses you’ve short-listed as final candidates, for your second inspection. The second inspection is the thorough one, which you conduct with a purpose to determine whether the house is worth the asking price and if not, how much lower your offer should be.

Use checklist #3 to inspect the house you’ve bought prior to settlement. This last inspection is your chance to make sure that all the appliances are working, all the fixtures and fixings are in place and that no unwanted items were left in the property. Any problems that you can find before settlement may be fixed at the vendor’s expense – instead of your own.

Happy house hunting!

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Marlon March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm


Could I please request to send through checklist #3. If possible today as I am inspecting the new place this Friday.



Chris March 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Hi Marlon,
Have you subscribed to receive the checklist? In the right sidebar in http://www.Homeiown.com there’s a form where you enter your email address and all the checklists are sent to you instantly.


Pauline January 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm



Kent September 23, 2015 at 8:57 am


I am going to have a new unit settlement final inspection shortly, and would like to have a pre settlement inspection checklist from you.

Many thanks




Ivan May 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

We are buying a new unit and would like a check list for us to use pre settlement.


Chris Lang May 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Hi Ivan – if you filled in your name and email in our subscription form in the sidebar, and clicked ‘subscribe’ to our House-Hunting Kit you will receive the checklist automatically to your email.
Thanks for your interest!


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