Buying- Preparing For The Closing

There are a few steps that you should do to prepare for closing.

  • Call utilities and schedule the ownership change for water/sewer, garbage, electricity, natural gas, cable, and phone.
  • You should know the location of the closing. This will almost always take place at the Title Company that we chose together.
  • Review the Closing Disclosure (CD). The CD statement is the “final bill of sale” accounting sheet that pulls together all the financials of the transaction into a 2 or 3 page summary. Make sure the bottom line $ is correct.
  • Make sure your homeowners insurance is ordered and ready.
  • (Optional) You can purchase a home warranty if you wish.

Things to bring to closing:

  • Cashiers check (or wire transfer the funds a few days before closing)
  • Photo ID
  • Know your SSN if you do not have your SSN card
  • Insurance policy
  • Any additional documents required by lender
  • List of past 10 years of residences for each buyer

The Closing

The closing is where you take ownership of your new home. This is where you will sign all the paperwork and get the keys to your new home!

At closing, once all the paperwork has been signed, and copies made, you will get all the house keys and garage door openers from the seller. This marks the first day of your new home! Congratulations!

After You Move In

We know that the first few weeks after a move may be quite hectic and seemingly disorganized. Most people are still trying to unpack, but what we also know is that over time, your new home will prove to be one of the smartest investments you will have made.

Please know that you can call us anytime. Whether it is for an update on the Real Estate market, your home’s growing value, re-financing (especially when interest rates drop), questions about the community and area services, or even just to say hi. We will always be here for you, and we will do everything we can to help you. Our commitment to you does not end the day you move into your new home.

In the process of actively looking for your new home, we would typically spend a lot of time together, and share many fun (and interesting) experiences looking at properties, but once you purchase your home, our time together stops almost immediately. As you will see, we have designed a few special ways to keep in touch with you.

Congratulations in advance! We are going to have a lot of fun together and we will do everything we can to make your home buying experience a memorable one!

Welcome to our Real Estate Family!

Contact   Info

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7700 France Ave S #230
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 915-2252 (direct office)
(952) 884-8404 (office front desk)

Steven Hong, REALTOR
Team lead
Old Home Certified
(612) 990-9009

Each office independently owned and operated.  All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, and should be independently reviewed and verified. Equal opportunity housing. 

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