There are few things more exciting than closing on a new home. Signing your name on the dotted line comes with the promise of a fresh start, the hope for good new neighbors, and the chance to (really) stick to your cleaning schedule this time! In the whirlwind that is the home buying process it is essential that you are kept aware of the important details and issues that can arise in each phase prior to closing. Once you have arrived at the closing table, you may think it’s all smooth sailing, but there are still potential pitfalls to avoid at or near the closing time.
We also cannot recommend enough that your agent write in a requirement in your offer to conduct a walk-through of the property you are purchasing between 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled closing (or possession date if different). This is absolutely essential to ensure that the property you are signing for is in the same condition it was when you first toured it. You would not believe the condition in which some people leave their home when they move. Walking through the empty home will allow you as the buyer to ensure that there are no surprises waiting to greet you when you finally get the keys!
Buying a home is not something most of us do often. Considering that it is most of our largest purchase in our lifetime, we deserve to be properly informed in the process from start to finish. The above are just a few areas we believe are the most essential to avoid problematic pitfalls when closing the purchase of your new home.
Author:Robert Brown Phone: 616-528-0736 Dated: August 28th 2019 Views: 221 About Robert: I entered Real Estate over 33 years ago here in Grand Rapids Mich. I received my Bachelor’s Degree...
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