Bozeman Home Buyer Checklist

Bozeman Homes: Buyer Checklist

Whether you’re merely contemplating purchasing (or selling) a southwest Montana property, from residential Bozeman homes, luxury homes, condos, or town houses, to Montana ranches, horse properties, log homes, or water property, a review of this home buyer checklist below is a prudent aspect in the overall Montana real estate process:

  1. Rights of Way that affect your Bozeman MT home
  2. Soils Report
  3. Information on Bozeman Home Loans (if assumption)
    • Lender name, address and phone number
    • Loan Number
    • Loan Balance
    • Loan Date, Rate, Term, Amount and Conditions
  4. Structural Engineer’s Report
  5. Bozeman MT Real Estate and home inspection reports
  6. Bozeman Subdivision Plat Map
  7. Radon Inspection Report
  8. Legal proceedings which may affect properties
    • Foreclosure Proceedings (current or anticipated)
    • Tax Liens or Filings (current or anticipated)
    • Lis Pendens (notice of legal actions to be filed)
    • Lawsuits (current or anticipated)
    • Bankruptcy (current or anticipated)
    • Divorce Proceedings or Decrees (current or anticipated)
    • Zoning or Use Changes affecting the property
    • Other
  9. Home Warranty Policy
  10. Noxious Bug Inspection Report
  11. Survey or ILC (Improvement Location Certificate)
  12. Floor Plan Drawings
  13. Current 3-6 month Appraisal
  14. Current 3-6 month Septic Inspection Reports
    • Septic Pumping Report
    • Septic Inspection Report
    • Septic Permit
  15. Covenants
  16. HOA Rules and Regulations
  17. Hazardous Materials Inspection Report
  18. Easements or Encroachments affecting property
  19. Building permits for all Bozeman property improvements (Gallatin County Building Permits)
  20. List of all home and property improvements done without building permits
  21. Current Well Inspection Reports (within the last 3 months)
    • Potability Report
    • Production Report
    • Recovery Rate Report
    • Well Permit
    • MONTANA WELL LOG
    • List of all non-conforming uses of real estate
  22. Flood Zone Information (Gallatin County Flood Plain Info)
  23. Encumbrances affecting property
  24. The Home Energy Efficiency Rating Report
  25. Bozeman and Gallatin County Montana Zoning and Use Information
  26. Mining, Abandoned Mines, and Subsidence Potential, which is vertical depression of the ground surface, due to: collapse of man-made cavities such as mines, tunnels and cellars and of entrances such as shafts, adits and wells; collapse of natural cavities, such as caves, fissures, associated openings; compression of ground, and lowering of surface due to compaction; or lowering of surface as previously frozen ground melts.)
  27. Monthly Utility Bills for Previous 12-Month Period
    • Electric
    • Gas (propane, oil, etc.)
    • Water
  28. Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems
  29. List of all energy features
  30. Home Owner Association names, addresses, and phone numbers
  31. Owner’s list and dates of all major repairs or improvements
  32. Information on neighborhood organizations and businesses
  33. Information about Bozeman area schools and religious organizations
  34. Owner’s list of all current warranties
  35. Transportation access
  36. Megan’s Law
  37. Additional documentation about the property
  38. And after purchasing your SW Montana home, File a Homestead Declaration

MONTANA REAL ESTATE REPORTS