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When you go hunting for a house, one of the first things that you will notice is that after looking at two or three properties in a given day, the features of the houses seem to blend together. It becomes difficult to remember which house had the beautiful tan carpeting and which house had the wonderful deck overlooking the woods. An easy way to overcome this confusion is to maintain a scorecard which lists the features of each individual house. Not only will it make your search easier, it will help immensely when it comes time to eliminate potential choices.

Every home in which you have an interest should be "scored". When you have 10 or so "scorecards" for homes, you should develop a recap sheet, which will make your comparisions much easier. The recap gives you a chances to rank each house subjectively according to your needs and wants. We have provided examples of both that you can print out and use.

An example of a Scorecard

An example of a Recap Sheet

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