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Steps to take in preparation for closing on a property

Whether it is someone's first time buying a home or they have purchased one in the past in Illinois, the excitement and anticipation can be met with a bit of hesitation as the closing date nears. Many people face concerns about whether or not they will be approved for financing, whether or not the contingencies are ones they can uphold and even a little bit of nerves as they question if they are making the right decision. Closing on a home is a big deal no doubt, and the more prepared people are to begin the process, the more efficient and effective it will be. 

Often, when people are selling their property, they will require the buyer to meet a set of contingencies if the sale will go through. Some of these contingencies may also be required by the buyer's lender and the process of purchasing the property will not be finalized until all of the conditions are met. Usually, if a buyer is unable to honor these terms and negotiations are unsuccessful, the sale will not go through. 

According to daveramsey.com, the conditions that are required will vary from situation to situation, but some of the more common ones include the following:

  • A buyer must have all of the required and applicable homeowner's insurance documentation. 
  • An appraisal must be completed to give both buyer and seller an accurate evaluation of the home's worth. 
  • The buyer should have organized documentation from their lender stating that they were approved and are able to purchase the home. 

 Realtor.com suggests that people who are interested in buying a property do a thorough walk-through before they sign any closing documents. They should also review the closing paperwork in its entirety to make sure they understand all of the components of the contract they are signing. 

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