Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Keeping Your North Shore Home Closing On Track This Year

More and more homebuyers are growing motivated to purchase a home on Chicago's North Shore this year and that process comes with many steps. From browsing available properties in the area to meeting with a lender to ultimately closing on the home, each step has the potential to move quickly but also, the potential for delays.

One step in the real estate process that is prone to delays is the home closing— but don't worry! More often than not, delays in your North Shore home closing can be avoided by planning ahead. Below are three ways to avoid pushing back your closing this year.

Trust your agent
As your North Shore real estate expert, I have been through this process numerous times. You can count on me to watch for changes and surprises that can arise in the transaction, as well as check in with the parties involved. 

Stay in touch with your lender
Today's real estate transactions can require a lot of paperwork and for this reason, it's important to stay in touch with your lender. Check in regularly to make sure they do not need any additional documents, signatures or information. Putting off one small detail like signing a document can hold up your closing.

Keep your finances steady
Do not make any big changes to your finances like buying a new car or applying for a credit card while you're under contract to buy a home on the North Shore. The debt acquired from either of those, in addition to changing jobs, can affect your loan and in the worst case scenario, cause you to lose the loan entirely.

Buying a home in Glencoe, Winnetka, Deerfield, Northbrook and Highland Park is a process that can come with hiccups, but I am here to help you avoid them! Do not hesitate to reach out with questions about available properties, applying for a mortgage or the closing itself— I look forward to hearing from you!

Janie Bress
Your North Shore Real Estate Expert

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