Congrats on making it this far! Buying a home is a major accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself for getting to this point. But don’t kick back just yet – there are still a couple more steps to do before you can call yourself a homeowner. It’s time to make sure all of your closing needs are taken care of. That way, you can focus on enjoying your new home instead of being hampered by pesky details.
Before you can start bringing in boxes, there are some final steps to take:
Final Walk-Through Inspection.
More of a formality than anything else, the final inspection takes place a day before, or the day of the closing. You will visit the property to verify that all is in working order, everything is the same as when you last viewed the property, that there are no extra items left behind, and that everything included in your purchase is still at the property.
Home Services and Utilities.
It’s pretty hard to get comfortable in a home with no utilities. It shouldn’t be a hassle to have running water and functioning electricity after moving in to your new home. That’s why we will provide a list of useful numbers for the activation of home services and utilities after the closing occurs.
Prepare Before Moving In.
We are ready to assist you should an unforeseen glitch pop up, even at this last stage. If something at the property breaks down, or some other minor pest pops up – no need to worry. We have encountered these problems before, so we know how to handle them efficiently and as stress-free as possible.
The closing agent will furnish all parties involved with a settlement statement, which summarizes and details the financial transactions enacted in the process. You and the seller(s) will sign this statement, as well as the closing agent, certifying its accuracy.
- If you are obtaining financing, you will have to sign all pertinent documentation required by the lending institution.
- In the situation that you are unable to attend the scheduled closing, arrangements can be made depending on the circumstances and the notice that we receive.
- If you are bringing funds to the transaction, you can elect to either have the funds wired electronically into the closing agent’s escrow account, or bring a certified bank check to the closing in the amount specified on the settlement statement.
The seller should arrange to have all property keys and any other important information for you at the closing so that you may receive these items at this time.
Finally, Give Yourself A Pat On The Back For Moving In
Congratulations on moving in! You’re a homeowner now! Now that everything is in order, it’s time to settle in. Unpack the boxes, bring in the furniture, and enjoy yourself. This is your new home!