Some celebrate with champagne and some are just thankful to finish the deal! Either way, you’ll want to do a few housekeeping things at this point in the process.
Final Walk-Through Inspection
The final walk-through is the last time you will inspect the house before purchasing. At this point, the contingencies in the Purchase Agreement should be met and all of the seller’s belongings removed from the home. Usually, the final inspection takes place the day before or the day of closing.
When you are satisfied with the inspection, then, it is time to close. You, the seller, and the closing agent will sign the settlement agreement, which details the financial transactions enacted through the process to certify its accuracy. You will sign your loan documents and deposit the balance of your down payments and closing costs to escrow. If you are bringing funds to the transaction, then you can choose to either bring a certified bank check to the closing in the amount specified in the settlement statement, or you can have the funds electronically wired to the escrow account. Once everything has been completed, the deed will be recorded at the County Recorder’s office and you will officially take ownership of your property.
When you are ready to get started, call us at (925) 754-6100 or complete this short form and one of our agents will be in touch.
What Price Range Can I Afford?
Resources For East Bay Home Buyers
The journey to homeownership starts by understanding how much you can afford. One major thing to consider is your down payment, if any. Many consumers believe it's impossible to buy a home without at least 20 percent down. But thanks to various government-sponsored programs, many people can now buy a house with as little as 3.5 percent toward a down payment. Veterans of the U.S. military have zero-down programs available.
Finding a knowledgable Mortgage Loan Officer is key to recieving the most up-to-date information on available lending options. Feel free to check out or vetted list of preffered lenders below - or, if you just want to run some quick rough numbers, check out our free mortgage calculator.