Argos and Marshall County area House Hunting List

It's a given that house hunters - whether they're first time buyers or experienced homeowners - want to buy their ideal house. And, it's easy to get lost in the choices with all the houses in Argos and Marshall County area that look like possibilities (list price, location, etc.).

To help you narrow your "possibilities" list from online to the list of properties you visit, take this checklist along when you go house hunting. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put things into perspective and use practical ways to measure the houses you've been looking at now. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily see at a glance the characteristics of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big step. I can offer advice and show you the place that's going to be your first home. Call Heartland Realty, LLC, Argos and Marshall County area's real estate expert, at 574.274.4088 and I can help you make the decision that leads you to the home of your dreams.
Home Buyer Checklist 1 2 3
Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Area
Close to Work      
Miles Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Miles Away From Physicians      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Amount of Traffic      
Parks      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Condition      
Quality of Foundation      
Overall Exterior Condition      
Garage Size      
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 Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
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 Space      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Safety (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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