Logan & Champaign County Region - House Hunting List

Find the best home for you in De Graff with Bell Hankins Realty Group, LLC as your agent - 937-844-1302

It's a given that house hunters - whether new to the process or experienced - want to buy their ideal home. And, it's not hard to get lost in the choices with all the houses in area that seem like good candidates (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

So, to help you streamline your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you've been evaluating. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily compare the attributes of two or three houses.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. We can give you advice about choosing the place that's your best fit. Call Bell Hankins Realty Group, LLC, the Logan and Champaign County region's real estate experts, 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 Community
Close to Work      
Close to Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Close to Interstates      
Near Bus Stops      
Minutes Away From Doctors / Dentists      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Available      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Age of House      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Quality      
Quality of Foundation      
General Exterior Quality      
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 Area      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Kitchen Eating Area      
Refrigerator      
Stove / Oven (Gas / Electric)      
Garbage Disposal      
Dishwasher      
Broken / Drafty Windows      
Storm Windows / Screens      
Washer / Dryer Outlets      
Laundry Room      
Finished Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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