- Attendance: It
is imperative that all parties attend the closing.
If this presents a problem, please notify us immediately.
- Mortgage Payoff Information:
You need to provide us with the lender names, loan numbers,
and telephone numbers for all current mortgages on your
property. You will need to freeze any home equity accounts
and provide written authorization for us to obtain the payoff
statement(s). We need this information as soon as possible
in the process, as many lenders now require significant
advance written notice for payoff information.
- Condominium Lien Release:
If the property is a condominium, you will need to obtain
this statement from the condo association indicating the
amount of the condo fees and assessments per month, and
whether or not they are paid to date.
- Mobile Homes:
If the property is a mobile home, you will need to contact
the park owner to obtain a statement indicating the amount
of the park fees per month and whether or not they are paid
to date. Arrangements will need to be made for the park
owner, who needs to consent to the sale, to sign the new
deed to the buyers.
- Deed Preparation:
As the seller, you are responsible to provide the new deed
conveying your interest in the property to the buyers. As
a convenience, our office can prepare the deed for a fee
that you will be charged for as part of the closing costs.
If someone else is preparing your deed, please notify us
as soon as possible, as you will need to provide us with
the proposed deed at least one week in advance of the closing
for review, and deliver the original to the closing.
- Tax Bill:
Please provide a paid tax receipt for the most recent bill
paid, or fax us the unpaid bill for payment at closing.
- Water/Wastewater Bills:
If your town or city provides municipal water or wastewater
to the property, it may be necessary for you to arrange
for a final reading prior to the closing, and fax us a final
bill to pay at closing.
- Occupancy Certificate:
This is required if the property is new construction.
- Photo Identification:
Each seller needs to bring a valid driver’s license
(or photo identification) to the closing for notary purposes.
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