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As all the details of the contract come to a conclusion, your day of home ownership is near.
A few days before getting your keys to your new house, you'll want to schedule a final walk through to make sure everything is as it is supposed to be.
And, depending on how you negotiated through your inspection repairs, you may want to hire your home inspector to do a quick re-inspection of the items that were agreed upon for the seller to repair.
You will need to have a few things taken care of once you become the new owner.
These items include a home insurance policy, getting the utilities set up in your name and having movers scheduled well in advance.
A home closing usually happens at the end of a month, so make arrangements with your movers early as this is a very busy time for them and you want to make sure you have a truck booked.
The last thing to do is to go to your closing.
Closing takes place at a designated office (typically a real estate attorney's office) where you sign off on paperwork that involves receiving the loan and promising to pay it back as well as the transfer of title work from the seller to you.
This is typically the day you will get your keys to move in to your home. The closing itself usually takes less than an hour, so if you schedule it early, you can move in the rest of the day:)