South Central Minnesota House Hunting List

Find the best home for you in South Central Minnesota with D & L Real Estate as your real estate agent - (507)330-2164

Most consumers shopping for real estate - whether new to the process or experienced homeowners - want to buy their perfect home. And, it's very easy to become overwhelmed with all the houses in South Central Minnesota that might fit your needs (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

So, to help you narrow your "possibilities" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your house. Make note of the items that are most valuable to you. It'll help you put a home's characteristics into perspective and use sensible ways to measure the homes you're evaluating. Keeping this list handy, you'll easily judge the characteristics of two or three houses. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a big step. We can give you home buying tips on choosing a home that you'll love. Call us, South Central Minnesota's real estate experts, at (507)330-2164 and we can help you make your way to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Close to the Job      
Close to Schools      
Minutes Away From Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Minutes Away From Physicians      
Near Place of Worship      
Garbage Collection      
Street Lights      
Bike Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Type of Traffic      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Miles Away From Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year Home Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
Foundation Condition      
Overall Exterior Quality      
Two-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 Condition      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Spaces      
Fireplace      
Separate Dining Room      
Family Room      
Carpeting - No. of Rooms      
Eat-In Kitchen      
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 Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Expand Home