Closing on a Home: Here’s What to Know
Closing on your first house is a time to celebrate — after all, it’s an important milestone in your life! And it’s the last step in buying your new home. The actual closing and paperwork can be tedious and sometimes a little overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Here’s what you should expect on closing day.
How Long Does Closing on a House Take?
Closing on a home usually takes place four to eight weeks after the offer on the home is accepted. This allows time for home inspections, home appraisals, funding and title searches.
What Happens at Closing?
On closing day, the ownership of the property is transferred to you, the buyer. This day consists of transferring funds from escrow, providing mortgage and title fees, and updating the deed of the house to your name. Basically, come closing day, you and the seller sign all the necessary papers to officially seal the deal.