Elizabethtown Home Comparison: Things to Look For

Home Comparison & Buyer Checklist in Elizabethtown KY

It's a given that house hunters - whether new to the process or experienced - want to buy their ideal house. And, it's common to lose sight of your goals with all the homes in Elizabethtown, Kentucky that look like possibilities (neighborhood, architecture style, etc.).

To help you streamline your "contender" list from the computer to the list of houses you visit, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when you go shopping for your home. Put an emphasis on the items that are most important to you. It'll help you put a home's strong and weak points into perspective and use true to life ways to measure the homes you're picking out. Keeping this list handy, you can compare and contrast the features of two or three houses.

Buying a house is nothing to take lightly. I can offer advice and show you a home that's right for you in Elizabethtown. Call me, Hardin County's real estate expert, at 270-307-2703 and I can help you get on the right track to the home of your dreams.
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Property Address      
Listing Price $ $ $
Real Estate Taxes $ $ $
The Community
Miles Away From the Job      
Minutes Away From Schools      
Close to Shopping      
Interstates Nearby      
Minutes Away From Bus Stops      
Close to Hospitals      
Near Churches      
Garbage Collection      
Traffic Warnings      
Pedestrian Friendly      
Streets / Alleys Well-Maintained      
Traffic Volume      
Walking / Biking Trails      
Neighbors' Properties Well-Maintained      
Major Appliances Available      
Neighborhood Rules      
Close to Airports / Trains      
Area Zoned Residential      
Near Industry      
Proposed Special Assessments      
Environmental Concerns / Influences      
The House
Year House Built      
No. of Floors      
Wood Frame, Brick Frame or Siding      
Roof Appearance      
Quality of Foundation      
General 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 Areas      
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 Room      
Converted Basement      
Attic      
Sump Pump / Drainage      
Connected to Sewer System      
Patio / Deck      
Backyard Fence      
Curb Appeal      
Property Boundaries      
Security (dead bolts, detectors)      
Building Code      
Compliance      
Ability to Renovate / Enlarge House      

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