Closing on your home is the moment when you will become the official homeowners of your new home. But, as first-time homeowners, do you know everything that will be expected of you at your date of closing? We believe that its incredibly important for you come to your closing meeting prepared. Not coming fully prepared or not knowing what you need for your closing date, could have many negative effects on the home buying process. That’s why today, we want to share with you everything you’ll need to know about the closing process. We hope that this helps smooth your transition into homeownership.
There are certain things that you, as the home buyer, are responsible for bringing to the closing day. Double check before you go to your closing that you have everything you need to bring.
Bring the following things to your closing date:
Every closing is different. It is entirely possible that you could get your keys on closing day. However, for many people, they will get their keys on a different day, as negotiated in the contract. Make sure that you speak with your real estate agent if you have specific questions about getting the keys to your new home.
On the day of your closing, it might seem like you are signing a ton of legal documents. (That’s because you will be!) But don’t be intimidated by the amount of paperwork. You’ve made it this far in the process and you are almost done!
We believe that it’s important for our clients to understand what papers they are signing. We never want you to feel confused in the process. As a good rule of thumb, if you’re signing it, you should know what it is!
Below are some of the major documents you will be responsible for signing at your closing.
If you’re a first-time homebuyer in the West Michigan area, we hope that you will reach out to us. We would love to work with or answer any questions you might have about the home buying process. Please feel free to call or email us today. We can’t wait to meet you and begin this exciting process!
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