Preparing to Close
As noted in the previous section (see Under Contract), if there is only a week or two between the date you contract on a property and the closing, the activities we describe in the Under Contract phase and the phase involving preparations to close will be carried out simultaneously. That is, you’ll be arranging your move at the same time you’re doing your inspections on the new house. In most cases, however, issues regarding inspections, title work, surveys, and the loan should be largely resolved before you begin final preparations for closing. There are several items listed below that are vital to a successful closing.