This list will take you through the steps of buying a home, from initial prep to moving in.

  • Determine How Much Home You Can Afford
  • Save For A Down Payment
  • Find A Ruhl&Ruhl Agent You Can Trust
  • Have A Buyer Consultation With Your Agent
  • Choose A Mortgage Lender
  • Get A Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter
  • Review Buyer Wish List With Your Agent
  • Begin Searching For A Home
  • Schedule Home Tours With Agent
  • Find The Perfect Home for You
  • Submit Your Offer To Purchase
  • Hire A Real Estate Attorney
  • Schedule A Home Inspection
  • Schedule A Termite Inspection
  • Review Inspection Reports With Agent
  • Negotiate Inspection Repairs (If Needed)
  • Get An Appraisal
  • Prepare For Closing
  • Preform A Final Walk-Through
  • Attend Your Closing
  • Move Into Your New Home

Downloadable PDF Versions Below:

Home Buyer’s Checklist

Moving Checklist

Check out our other checklists for Loan Applications and Home Sellers.


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Elizabeth Clark

Licensed In IA, IL
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Bettendorf Office

1228 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722