10-Step Checklist After Your Offer is Accepted

  1. Submit earnest money. This deposit demonstrates your commitment to the purchase and is applied to your down payment or closing costs.
  2. Ensure your financing is in order by providing the necessary documentation to your lender, including bank statements, pay stubs, and credit card statements.
  3. Arrange for a professional home inspection to assess the property’s condition and identify any necessary repairs.
  4. Have the home appraised to determine its fair market value and ensure it aligns with the sale price.
  5. Inspect the property’s title to confirm ownership and identify any existing liens.
  6. Secure homeowners insurance to protect your investment and fulfill lender requirements.
  7. Schedule necessary repairs or renovations, ensuring that agreed-upon fixes are completed before closing.
  8. Coordinate with utility providers to set up services for your new home before moving in.
  9. Conduct a final walkthrough of the property to verify its condition and address any outstanding concerns.
  10. Sign closing documents, and complete the purchase process to make the home officially yours.

Remember, each of these steps is important to ensuring a successful and stress-free home buying experience. Good luck with your new home!

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Shirin Rezania Ramos | 858.345.0685 | www.shirinramos.com | Compass, DRE 0203379

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