CFPB - Owning a Home
Owning a Home
We're here to help you with buying and financing your home. Learn what to expect and what questions to ask, and get tools and resources to help you make decisions.
Know the process
Buying a home is exciting, but the process can feel overwhelming at times. Our guide lets you know what to expect and what to do next. Our tools and resources will help you every step of the way.
Home Inventory Checklist
Catastrophe can strike at any time, but before it does, you can be prepared with a home inventory checklist.
The Missouri Department of Insurance urges homeowners and renters to make an accurate account of their possessions by filling out a home inventory checklist. Having a list of your possessions makes it that much easier to file an insurance claim in the event of damage or theft.
The DIFP's Home Inventory Checklist provides homeowners and renters a tool that allows them to record their possessions in each room of their house. Each page has examples of items that may be found in each room. The checklist allows the homeowner or renter to include the item’s manufacturer, model or serial number, date of purchase and price. Homeowners and renters are also encouraged to include any sales receipts of items listed, and you also may want to include a picture of the item.
Once completed, the Home Inventory Checklist should be kept in a safe, fire-proof