Buying a House Checklist

Finances

  • Get a credit report.
  • Consider rolling your debt into your mortgage.
  • Keep all papers in a secure location.

Choosing a House

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  • Be aware that 'the perfect house' might not exist; prioritize your demands and desires.
  • Pay special attention to flood and fire history, insect/pest infestation, foundations, a leaky roof, etc.

Tips

And after it is all done, don't forget to: Find a moving company (see our 'Moving' checklist for related tasks and deadlines). Find storage options for items you won't move immediately and may need to store temporarily. Buy appliances and furniture as needed.