The closing process is the last hurdle on your way to homeownership. Many people are of the feeling that this process is a difficult one. The truth is, once you have secured your mortgage and found a home that you like, the closing process will not be difficult.
The closing process of a home is probably the most important process to go through in home buying. As a result, we will be emphasizing how to effectively close a sale and make it official in this article. Below is a step-by-step breakdown of what to expect during the closing process in Oceanside, CA:
1. Prepare for Closing
During this closing process, you will have the closing disclosure form. It is an important document and should be reviewed thoroughly. In this form, all the terms and conditions about your loans will be duly stated, and you will be aware of your exact mortgage payment.
2. Go for A Final Walkthrough
During the closing process, you may be allowed to have a final walkthrough a day before the closing. As a buyer, you must also partake in the final walkthrough. This is where you ensure that all the premises have been cleaned and cleared and the necessary renovations are in place. However, if you sight any problem at this level, ensure that it is sorted out before the closing date.
3. Prepare Every Document You Need
After you have done the final walkthrough, you will be invited to the closing. During this process, there are certain documents you will be required to bring during the closing process. Some of them include:
- Your Contract
- Proof of Insurance
- The inspection reports.
- Government-issued ID
With all these documents, you will also be required to bring your down payment to the close. By then, you would have settled the payment method with the realtor in charge. You may be asked to present either a check or a bank transfer. The amount that you need for the closing will also be listed in your closing disclosure form.
4. Finalize the Process
When you walk into the office for closing, you will most likely see your seller, the real estate agent, and some lawyers. There may be a bank rep in attendance. After everyone has introduced themselves, there will be a title search to ensure that the property doesn’t have any issues. If issues are detected, it could affect the closing process. But once everything has been sorted, you can sign the contract, and everything is now yours.
5. End of The Homebuying Process
After you have signed the document and paid your money, the house now belongs to you, and this is where your entire home buying experience ends. Congratulations to the latest homeowner.
During the entire closing process, a good realtor will stand by your side to guide you from making mistakes that would impair the process. This is exactly what we do at Ignite Property Solutions, LLC. We will equip you with the best information, and stand by you till the end of the homebuying process.