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The Closing Process: What Home Buyers Can Expect on the Big Day

The Closing Process: What Home Buyers Can Expect on the Big Day

The hardest parts are over: You’ve found that perfect home in a haystack of listings, negotiated a deal you’re happy with, and secured a mortgage—and you’re now in the home stretch of the home-buying process. Just one more critical hurdle lies ahead: the home closing. Also known as “settlement” or “escrow,” this is a day when all involved parties meet to make this transaction official.

To make sure you’re fully prepared, here’s what to expect from the closing process, step by step.