10 Tips For Buying a Home in Chicago

  • Get pre-approved by a mortgage lender

  • Put aside more money than you expect for a down payment and closing costs

  • Strengthen your credit score so you get the absolute best rate

  • Familiarize yourself with your target neighborhood\'s market

  • Attend open houses in your target neighborhood(s)

  • Determine what your absolute deal breakers are

  • Think of what criteria you can be flexible on

  • Know your timeline for buying

  • Determine scenarios if you find a place earlier or later than expected

  • Sit down with a licensed realtor and begin the search!

This checklist was created by andrewhasdal

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