If you’re buying a home in South Carolina, the goal is to have a smooth buying process. While some delays are beyond our control, being well-prepared and informed plays a crucial role.
If you want to buy a home in South Carolina, getting pre-approved for a loan is among the first things to consider. We recommend you reach out to your lender contacts to get this process started and determine what amount would be financially prudent for you to borrow, but also fits within your family’s budget. You should also interview agents to determine who is knowledgeable in the area in which you are looking. This is an essential part of a smooth closing process.
Ordering a professional home inspection and appraisal will help identify any property condition issues upfront and allow you to evaluate those prior to closing. Depending on the terms of the contract, this may allow time to negotiate with the seller to repair any problems or adjust the purchase price before the closing date.
Earnest money demonstrates your seriousness and commitment to purchasing the property, and is almost universally required in a purchase contract. Please contact your attorney to discuss the best way to remit the earnest money deposit to the appropriate party.
By following these steps, contacting a real estate attorney, and providing comprehensive information on time, you can expedite the closing process for your new South Carolina home. At Buxton & Collie, LLC, we are committed to facilitating an efficient closing and tackling any obstacles causing delays. Contact us today to get started.