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“Closing Day” Terminology You Need To Know - Tips from your local Cloverdale Real Estate Specialists


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Blog by Bettina Reid | July 13th, 2015


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Closing day is an exciting time. After all, you’re moving into your new home! However, it can be stressful as well. The last thing you need is to be confronted with something you don’t understand. So here is a quick list of common “closing day” terms.

  • Disbursements. This is the allocation of funds to the appropriate parties, such as the seller. Your lawyer will take care of this for you.

  • Possession. This is the moment on closing day when you are legally able to take possession of your new home. It’s usually when your REALTOR® or lawyer hands you the keys.

  • Title. This is a legal document that identifies the property and its owner.

  • Closing costs. These are expenses, excluding the selling cost of the property, that are due on closing day, such as legal fees, reimbursement for pre-paid utilities, utility deposits, insurance, and taxes.

  • Closing adjustments. These are expenses pre-paid by the seller that need to be reimbursed on closing, such as strata fees when moving in the middle of the month or property taxes if moving day is after July 1st, etc.

    There may be other terms you come across on closing day as well. Don’t worry, a good REALTOR® can help make the day go smoothly for you and your family.

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