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4 Tips For Closing On A New Home

by | Sep 28, 2016 | Real Estate Closings

When you buy a home for the first time, you may feel overwhelmed by the process. Though this is an exciting time, there are also many different steps and factors to consider along the way. Fortunately, you have resources at your disposal that can help your real estate closing go as smoothly as possible. Read on for tips on how to make your real estate closing easier.

Discuss With Your Attorney

When you are closing on your new home, it’s wise to hire a real estate attorney. An attorney who is well-versed in the real estate closing process can give you the guidance you need to make the process as seamless as possible. If you are anxious about closing on your home because you don’t know what to expect, there is no better resource than a real estate attorney. Your attorney will walk you through the entire process, including everything that is required of you as the buyer.

Don’t Forget The Details

When it comes to real estate, there is so much paperwork involved, it’s easy for it to slip through the cracks. Whether it’s for your attorney or your lender, you must promptly and accurately fill out any necessary forms. Otherwise, your closing could be delayed, maybe even for days at a time. When you find out you must complete paperwork, immediately fill it out, and triple check to ensure that all of the information is correct.

Follow Up On The Inspection

It’s likely that your new home was inspected within 10 days of the accepted offer. If any issues arose during that time, you likely negotiated with the seller to fix these problems. Follow up regarding these issues before your closing to ensure that they are addressed promptly.

Make A Schedule

Now that you know when your closing is, it is pertinent to put a plan of action in place. When will you be done packing? Have you hired movers? Do you need to transfer utilities to your new home? While these issues won’t directly affect the closing, taking care of these little details promptly will free your mind from the distraction, and allow you to focus on the closing. Schedule all of these little details as soon as you can.

When you need a real estate attorney in South Carolina, contact The De Bruin Law Firm to help you with your real estate closing. Call us today!

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