You’ve finally found that perfect home, and you’re inching your way towards closing day. You have been packing up the old house, working with contractors for upcoming improvements on the new place, and getting all of your mortgage financing in place.
In short – things have been pretty hectic and it would be great if you could find some ways to save time. As you approach the day of closing, though, there is one thing that you definitely don’t want to skip. That is the final walk through on the property you are purchasing.
Even if you’ve already had your new home inspected by a professional, you will still want to ensure that you proceed with a final walk through prior to closing on your new home. This is for the purpose of making sure that everything with the property is as it should be in the contract – and if it isn’t, arrangements need to be made between you and the seller.
When going through the property on your final walk through, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Be sure to turn on and off all lights, ensuring that fixtures are in working order;
- Make sure that the seller has not removed any fixtures that were included in the sale contract, such as chandeliers, ceiling fans, etc.;
- Turn on the heat and air conditioning;
- Test all of the appliances that you will be keeping with the sale;
- Open and close all of the windows – and check to ensure that none of the glass is broken;
- Turn on and off all of the faucets, while also ensuring that there are no leaks underneath;
- Flush all of the toilets;
- Ensure that any and all trash and debris has been removed.
You will also want to make sure that any repairs that were agreed upon in the contract have been completed by the seller. It can oftentimes help to bring your sales contract along with you so that you know exactly what is and is not included.
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