So you've got an accepted offer on a house, negotiated the repairs, passed the appraisal and now the lender says "Lets Close!". You're a day away from closing and starting to get anxious about your new purchase...the day before or day of you'll perform a final walk-through of the property to ensure everything is in order before you close on the property. There are a few things you and your agent should be specifically checking during that time...
7 Things to Look for During a Final Walk-Through for Your New Home
The final walk-through is the 2nd happiest time when you are buying a home. The happiest time is when you are handed the keys to your new home at the closing table.
Below is a list of things to look for during your final walk-through:
- Appliances - Make sure all appliances are working. Turn on the stove and oven, start the microwave, check the fridge to make sure it's on, turn on all the a/c units if it's not an HVAC system, turn the heat on, run the dishwasher & garbage disposal.
- Repairs - make sure all repairs that the seller promised to get done are completed. Always good to have a checklist on hand to make sure you didn't miss anything.
- Termite Treatment - If your home inspector picked up past or present termite damage, make sure the seller has the termite treatment paperwork to hand over to your lender. Banks will not close a loan without it.
- Leaks - Run the water for the kitchen sink and bathrooms to make sure there are no leaks.
- Basement - Check the basement for water. Most times if the basement had no evidence of water in the beginning there will not be water now. But, I have seen it happen so it doesn't hurt to check.
- General Damage - Check the walls for large holes that weren't there before. Again, I've seen holes in walls that I know weren't there before. Make sure windows are not broken and working properly. Check all doors for damage.
- Contract Contingencies - Make sure whatever else the seller agreed to repair that is stated in the contract has been taken care of.
What happens if some things are not repaired or new damage? Usually you call your attorney and they will tell you it can be resolved at the closing. Most times things can be resolved quickly unless it's something catastrophic like a collapsed roof or water damage.
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