Steps To Buy A Home in Chicago

  • Initial meeting with a real estate agent

  • Get a pre-approval from a lender

  • Begin your search for that perfect home

  • Find a place and decide to make an offer

  • Negotiate the best deal for yourself with the help of your agent

  • Have your contract accepted

  • Sign all purchase agreement paperwork, disclosures, riders, etc.

  • Turn in your initial earnest money

  • Choose a real estate attorney to begin attorney review process

  • Have your home inspection; Address any issues that arise

  • Conclude attorney review period

  • Turn in the balance of earnest money

  • Submit loan application

  • Meet all contract contingency dates

  • Receive the clear to close from your lender

  • Have the final walkthrough the night before or morning of closing

  • Close on your new home and move in!

This checklist was created by andrewhasdal

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