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Monday, September 25, 2023   /   by Evelyn Lopes

From Agreement to closing- What happens after the agreement of purchase and sale is signed?

Ever wondered what happens after you sign the papers to buy a house? Buying a home is a big deal, and there are many steps to take before you get the keys. Let’s look at the process and break it all down into simple steps transitioning from accepted offer to the closing and move in day.
Step 1: Sign the Papers and Pay a Deposit
First, you and the seller will sign a contract called an "Agreement of Purchase and Sale." This document spells out in writing everything about the purchase of the house including, the legal description of the property, the agreed upon purchase price, the deposit amount, any conditions that are part of the agreement such as conditions on financing, home inspection, status review if it is a condo. Essentially, this paper says you agree to buy the house and how much you'll pay for it. It will also detail the closing date- or day on which you plan to move into or out of the home if you are the seller. After signing, you'll give some money as a deposit. ...

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