Andrew Miller, Sales Representative

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group‎, Brokerage

613-447-7669  |  Email Andrew

Closing Process

Once we have found the home you want to buy, there are several additional steps you need to take to close the sale after the purchase and sale agreements have been signed.

Step 1 Removal of Conditions
The most common conditions are inspection and financing. These conditions must be removed or waived in writing before the sale on your new home can close. There are of course a wide variety of others depending on the property.

Step 2 Appraisal and title report
Your lender may require a formal appraisal to confirm the value of the home you’re buying, to use as collateral to secure the loan. The title report ensures that the seller has clear title to the property and has the right to transfer ownership to you.

Step 3 Prepare closing documents
Generally Real Estate attorneys will prepare documents that confirm the transaction, prorate funds, etc.

Step 4 Signing of closing documents
Although both parties may have signed closing documents and deposited funds, the sale actually closes when the deed is recorded and the proceeds are available to the seller.

Step 5 Signed documents go to the lender for final review.

Step 6 The deed is recorded and funds disbursed.

Step 7 The seller receives the proceeds and the moving van arrives.

Step 8 You get the keys to your new home!

There are many opportunities for surprises or delays in a transaction. Part of my expertise is in troubleshooting problems that arise in the closing process, including anticipating and preparing for potential problems before they arise.

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Meet Your Next Realtor, Andrew Miller

Born and raised in the Ottawa area, with years of experience in the Real Estate industry, I have the tools needed to get you started on your next move. Be it buying or selling, I am confident that from your first home, to your dream home, I can help make your dreams become a Reality................ Read More

I was a single girl buying a home by myself which made my parents a little worried that someone might take advantage of me, especially since everyone is your "friend" until they make a sale. I have to say the thought never crossed my mind, but Andrew put my parents concerns quickly aside with his very professional and friendly ways. As a first time home buyer I of course had a lot of questions, and Andrew was always available to answer any of them for me, or my parents questions for that matter ;) Everything was well taken care of and I felt throughout the whole process that MY needs were the most important thing. Most importantly Andrew made sure that the process went as stress-free as possible! I would, and already have recommended Andrew to anyone looking to buy or sell, and will definitely be working with him again in the future!

Amanda Laforest