Closing 101

Prepare for It
Closing day marks the end of your home-buying process and the beginning of your new life! To make sure your closing goes smoothly, you should bring the following to your signing appointment which is usually 4 or 5 days before closing day:
• Insurance Agent / Company Contact Info
• Drivers License / Photo ID

Own It
Transfer of title moves ownership of the property from the seller to you. The two events that make this happen are:

Delivery of the buyers funds
This is the check or wire funds provided by your lender in the amount of the loan.

Delivery of the deed
A deed is the document that transfers ownership of real estate. The deed names the seller and buyer, gives a legal description of the property, and contains the notarized signatures of the seller and witnesses.

At the end of closing, the deed will be taken and recorded at the county clerk’s office. It will be sent to you after processing.