1. Purchase Agreement:
This legally binding contract outlines the terms and conditions of the sale, including the purchase price, closing date, and any contingencies.
2. Property Deed:
The deed is the legal document that transfers ownership of the property from the seller to the buyer.
3. Title Insurance Policy:
This policy protects the buyer and lender from any unforeseen issues with the property's title, such as liens or encumbrances.
4. Loan Documents:
These include the promissory note and mortgage agreement, detailing the terms of the loan and the borrower's obligations.
5. Closing Disclosure:
This document provides a breakdown of all closing costs, ensuring transparency in the transaction.
6. Home Inspection Report:
A report from a licensed inspector, detailing the condition of the property and any necessary repairs.
7. Appraisal Report:
The appraisal report assesses the property's fair market value, which can impact the loan amount.
8. Property Survey:
This document confirms the property's boundaries and any encroachments, ensuring there are no disputes over property lines.
9. Proof of Homeowners Insurance:
The buyer must provide evidence of insurance coverage, which is typically a requirement for finalizing the mortgage.
10. Final Walkthrough Checklist:
A checklist to verify that the property is in the agreed-upon condition before the closing.