Step 24: Attend Closing

Closing day

It’s closing time!

It’s closing time! An email confirming the details will be sent out shortly before the closing. Once confirmed, give your movers a final check on crew size and truck requirements, especially if you are not on the ground floor of a condo building without an elevator. Remember to allow enough time for closing before meeting your movers.

A few important reminders for closing:

  • Bring your photo ID and checkbook.
  • Expect the closing to take about an hour.
  • People present at the closing include the title officer, myself, you as the buyer, the seller’s agent, and the sellers.

    During the closing, the title officer will guide you through signing documents and may provide information on filing exemptions for savings on future taxes. After signing all necessary documents, expect to receive an overage check and a copy of the Closing Disclosure, which you will need for tax purposes the following year.

    Lastly, you will receive your keys and officially become a new homeowner. Congratulations!!