What Are The Transaction Documents At Closing

Dated: June 17 2020

Views: 73

When you walk away from the closing table (after your home puchase in Las Vegas) with a big stack of papers, here's what to know about filing away for future reference.

Loan estimate

Your lender is required to provide you with this three-page document within three business days of receiving your loan application. It will show estimates for your interest rate, monthly payment, closing costs, taxes, and insurance. You'll also learn how your interest rate and payments could change in the future, and whether you'll incur penalties for paying off the loan early (called "prepayment penalty") or increases to the mortgage loan balance even if payments are made on time (known as "negative amortization").

Closing disclosure

Your lender is required to send this five-page form—which includes final loan terms, projected monthly payments, and closing costs—three business days before your closing. This window gives you time to compare the final terms to those in the Loan Estimate (see above), and to ask the lender any questions before the transaction is finalized.

Mortgage and note

These spell out the legal terms of your mortgage obligation and the agreed-upon repayment terms.

Deed

This document officially transfers ownership of the property. In a cash deal, it goes to you, but otherwise you won’t get the deed until you pay off the mortgage.

These are binding statements by either party. For example, the sellers will often sign an affidavit stating that they haven’t incurred any liens on the property.

Riders

This word describes any amendments to the sales contract that affect your rights. For example, the sellers may arrange to retain occupancy for a specified period after closing but agree to pay rent to the buyers during that period.

Insurance policies

These documents provide a record and proof of your coverage, be they insuring the title or the property itself. Homeowners insurance documents will generally be your responsibility, while proof of title insurance will be given to you at the closing table.

Blog author image

Kenneth Manesse

Helping you experience something new in Las Vegas that's guaranteed. Real Estate with less stress!....

Latest Blog Posts

The Edge When it Comes to Smart Staging.

As consumer demand for smart home tech has soared so has the number of companies claiming to offer the best products and services. When 79% of Real Estate agents say that buyers are interested

Read More

How To Prep for Home Inspection in Las Vegas!

Sellers have always needed help to get ready for a home inspection here in Las Vegas!Here’s a list of inspection guidelines that combine time-tested advice with guidance for today’s

Read More

Open House Guidance for Las Vegas

Open Houses are allowed in Las Vegas (effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 1) subject to the following limitations: 1. Showings and open houses of properties may not take place with the occupant

Read More

Three Important Components of a Home Inspection

There is no way to guarantee the value or condition of your new home if you do not have a qualified inspector conduct tests first to evaluate it. A home inspection is critical to identifying any

Read More