Cape Cod Real Estate Buyer Tips

What to Keep From Your Closing

  • The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) statement. This form, sometimes called a HUD 1 statement, itemizes all the costs associated with the closing. You'll need for income tax purposes and when you sell the home.

  • The Truth in Lending Statement summarizes the terms of your mortgage loan.

  • The mortgage and the note (two pieces of paper) spell out the legal terms of your mortgage obligation and the agreed-upon repayment terms.

  • The deed transfers ownership of the property to you.

  • Affidavits swearing to various statements by either party. For example, the sellers will often sign an affidavit stating that they have not incurred any liens on the property.

  • Riders are amendments to the sales contract that affect your rights. For example, if you buy a condominium, you may have a rider outline the condo association's rules and restrictions.

  • Insurance policies provide a record and proof of your coverage.

Reprinted with permission from Real Estate Checklists and Systems, www.realestatechecklists.com.

Reprinted from Realtor(R)Magazine Online permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(R) Copyright 2005. All rights reserved. www.realtor.org/realtormag.



 

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