Barron County House Hunting: Things to Look For

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Buying a home in Rice Lake is no small task. You want to make an educated choice. Whether you're an inexperienced or experienced buyer, this Home Buyers' Checklist presents many of the determining elements to note when choosing a home. Aside from the asking price, you want to ensure that the house as well as the neighborhood measure up to the needs and desires of your family.

So, to help you narrow down 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 a home's attributes into perspective and use realistic ways to measure the homes you're seeing. By completing this list, you can compare and contrast the attributes of two or three homes. Click here to print this page.

Buying a home is a new experience, but not an easy decision. We can give you advice about choosing the place that's your best fit. Contact us and we can help you make the decision that leads you to the house of your dreams.
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Home Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Neighborhood
Near the Job      
Miles Away From Schools      
Miles Away From Shopping      
Minutes Away From Expressways      
Miles Away From Public Transportation      
Close to Doctors / Dentists      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Sidewalks      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Playgrounds      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
All Utilities Installed      
Neighborhood Restrictions      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Green-Friendly Neighborhood      
The House
Age of Home      
No. of Stories      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Quality of Roof      
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      
Quality of Plumbing Pipes      
Estimated Water Bill $ $ $
Estimated Heating Bill $ $ $
Estimated Electric Bill $ $ $
Living Room      
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      
Renovated Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Landscaping      
Property Line      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Expand / Enlarge House      

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