Steps To Buying A Home
When we represent a buyer, we have your best interests at heart.
Whether you’re buying a $100,000 home or a $10 million home, you will get our full attention, 24/7 availability, access to top attorneys and home inspectors as well as our expert and honest advice.
We believe it’s our job to not only find you the perfect home but also to educate you throughout the entire process so you know you’re making the best short and long term financial decisions. For most people, buying a home is the most expensive purchase you will ever make and it’s our job to make sure you not only get a great home but get it for a great price. We go above and beyond for every client from helping you find movers and home insurance to personally dropping off pizza on moving day. To read reviews about us from past clients visit Yelp, Zillow, and Trulia.
First, download our buyer checklist.
This checklist contains the steps you need to follow to buy your dream home. Second, send us an email at info(at)BuySellLoveChicago(dot)com so we can set up a search set for you on the MLS and email you homes which fit your search criteria. Third, check out the estimate of the buyer’s closing costs for the City of Chicago. This is the approximate amount of cash you will need to have available on the day of closing in addition to your down payment.
Lastly, read our blog posts which detail each step of the real estate transaction for buyers:
Step 1: Find a Realtor
Step 2: Get Preapproved for a mortgage
Step 4: Find the home of your dreams
Step 5: Time for showings
Step 6: Pick a real estate attorney
Step 7: Make an offer
Step 8: Schedule the home inspection
Step 11: Give notice to your landlord (only applies to tenants who are currently renting)
Step 12: Don’t spend extra money
Step 17: Read the inspection report
Step 18: Review the HOA condo documents (only applies to buyers who are purchasing condos)
Step 19: Drop off the 2nd earnest money check
Step 20: The appraisal
Step 21: Hire movers and start packing
Step 22: Hook up your utilities
Step 23: Set up homeowner’s insurance
Step 24: Get your down payment ready
Step 25: Do you want a home warranty?
Step 26: Secure your new home
Step 27: What is clear to close?
Step 28: Attend the walkthrough
Step 29: Wire transfer your down payment
Step 30: Attend closing
Step 31: Wrapping things up