Purchasing a new home or investment property is an exciting time. But it can also be overwhelming to those who are unfamiliar with the process. Once you’ve decided on a home or property, you may be surprised to learn how many steps remain before the transfer of ownership is complete. The closing table can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
Our closing experts at Liberty Title can help walk you through the closing process so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We’ve put together this guide to help you know what to expect during the closing process.
The Closing Table
Before closing, your title company will make sure your title is marketable. With this step complete, the closing is the very last step in the home buying process. At this meeting, you and all other necessary parties will sign every document necessary to complete the sale and transfer of the property. The closer will explain every document to both the buyer and seller, and then notarize all the documents. The closer will also verify receipt funds and obtain approval for funding.
Be sure to get comfortable. At a closing, you may need to sign as many as 50 documents. After all the documents have been signed and notarized, the closer will cut and disburse all funds and checks. All the documents will be packaged and sent according to the lender’s instructions. After the closing, the closer will address unpaid invoices by mailing, wiring, or sending out payments. They will send the entire file to the recording department after the closing. Everyone involved in the sale will attend the closing.
Here are some of the people that may be present for your home’s closing:
● Your title insurance company
● Your realtor or real estate agent
● Your loan officer or lender
● The seller
● The seller’s title insurance company
● The seller’s realtor or real estate company
Twin Cities Metro Title Closing Agent
When it comes time to close on your home or investment, don’t leave anything to chance. Our experienced closers will walk you through the entire closing process and make sure you understand every step. We believe in making the closing process as efficient and simple as possible. For help with your closing, give us a call at 763.494.0340, or contact us online to find out more about what we can do for you.