Aug. 8, 2017 Your Guide to a Stress-Free Real Estate Closing

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Coastline Real Estate Team

When it comes to closing on a home, our Coastline NC Real Estate team has outlined a few tips to keep your closing as seamless and stress-free as possible.

  • First and foremost -- prior to your scheduled closing, it is of the utmost importance that no last minute big purchases are made.  If you are requiring a mortgage to close, large, unexpected purchases (like a car or furniture for your new house) can throw off your debt-to-income ratio and cause you to be denied your loan.
  • On the day of closing, prepare your mind and body.  Eat properly, hydrate and maybe even meditate.  Then if the unexpected happens, you will be ready!!
  • Also, we recommend taking the day off on the day of your real estate closing.  This will allow you to run any last-minute errands that might be required.   Plus, your closing will take around an hour (maybe a little more or less).  Then, your documents must be recorded before you can gain access to your new home, so consider a morning closing if possible.  Lastly, having the day off will allow for an evening toast to your new home!!  We highly recommend this!!
  • During your closing, review your closing documents closely.  You don’t have to rush and don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have.  This is your time!
  • Just a tip from our team, sometimes a certified check may be easier than wiring funds for a closing.  Also, bring your check book…it could save you an added trip to the bank if there are slight changes in funds. 
  • Lastly, don’t forget to bring identification, proof of home insurance and your sales contract just in case.

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