Next Steps: Insurance and Movers
Once you have come to terms it's time to move towards closing.
Closing takes place at an attorney’s office or sometimes your lender's office. Make sure to talk with your lender and your Realtor on what you need to specifically bring to the closing table.
– you’ll need to bring some information to closing, including (X, Y, Z)
When all the applicable paperwork has been signed and notarized, the keys are handed over to you. You'll want to make sure you have turned on your utilities and forwarded your mail. Title to the property is conveyed to you through a recorded deed. After the closing, the mortgage servicer collects your monthly payments and handles your escrow account.
Congratulations! You now own a house!
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- First, the
that you requested on the purchase agreement will be ordered by your Realtor. You will receive a very detailed report from any inspections and these will be reviewed and discussed with your Realtor.
- You will then have the option to request items to be repaired. This will be the second round of negotiations.
- Once you have come to terms, closing will be scheduled, as will a final walk through. During the final walk through, you'll be able to ensure that all fixtures are still in the house, and that all repairs were completed. Your Realtor will continue to communicate with you throughout this process.
- Before closing, you will want to make sure you purchase homeowners insurance. The Nelson Brothers Agency, our insurance partner, may be a good place to start. It's important to shop around so you can make sure you are getting the best deal.
- You will also want to schedule movers and start preparing for your move. Click here for a moving checklist to help.