Keep extra money in your account. “This is a must,” Foster stresses. “Something unexpected can pop up during the closing that will require more money out of your pocket.” With that in mind, hold off buying that new furniture set or pool table for the rec room until closing is done.
Do a before-closing inspection. It is always a good idea, when possible, to walk through the property to make a list of any problems. See any issues? Take photos.
Utilities. “Arrange in advance to have the water and electric meters read on closing day and the service switched to your name to prevent interrupted service,” says Foster. The same applies for the fuel tank.
And a few things Foster says to take along with you:
- Your loan commitment letter. Foster suggests you bring your loan letter along to verify loan approval in case of a mistake or misunderstanding with the lender.
- Your contract to purchase. Pull it out if something a little suspicious comes up.
- Your personal ID. A driver’s license or other personal identification will do.
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