Laramie, Wyoming Real Estate: When Can I Move In?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming WY #12296

Woo hoo, closing day is almost here!  You've worked hard with your lender and real estate agent to make it all happen.  You've had  your financial history exhumed all the way back to  the payout on your first lost tooth.   Finally, you hear the magical words "Clear to Close".....  So, enough already . . .          When can you move in?!  

The answer - when the deal is DONENot a minute sooner.  In Laramie, that typically means after all the papers are signed and the deal is funded  at closing

Sounds obvious, right?  It is, but . . . what can it hurt to just put a few things in the garage?  Or how about sneaking over and watering that yellow patch of grass?  Or getting the premium cable installed so it's ready when you get there?

No,  No  and  No.

To be fair, there are occasions where people do make other arrangements but generally, it is not a good idea.   For example, you've put everything you own in the garage of your soon to be new home the day before closing.  That night the house burns down destroying everything.  Who pays for your things - their insurance, your insurance, is it even covered at all?  The answers to this and other things that could happen are not simple.  So the best rule of thumb is for buyers and sellers is to wait until it's official - then, it's all yours!  Finally.


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Brenda Whitman, Broker/Co-owner                                                Office Phone: 307.460.3298

Live in Laramie Real Estate                                                                Cell Phone: 307.399.5477

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Comments (2)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Brenda.

Same rule around here.  I have one closing next Friday.  The owners will not be out until Thursday afternoon.  Final walk-through is Friday morning just before closing.

Oct 19, 2017 03:25 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate - This is good advice for all clients. Even rent backs have lots of issues. I have a property closing later than it needed to because the sellers are moving out of state and had to coordinate that move.

Oct 19, 2017 05:33 AM