House Hunting: The Closing Period

i broke my umbrella

Ok we’re back! To refresh, we got pre-approved, hunted for house, and made an offer. Now what? Well, once our seller’s accepted our offer, the ball was in our court to keep things moving. Our first step was to find an attorney to review our contract. This part of the process is called… wait for it… Attorney Review. Though real estate contracts are fairly standardized, each side is encouraged (required?) to find an attorney who will negotiate with the other parties attorney to try and create the most fair deal possible.

My mom was a real estate agent for many years, so she had an attorney that she trusted and recommended to us. Otherwise, your real estate agent can recommend someone. It’s better to go with a stranger who specializes in real estate law than a family friend who does not as these things are pretty specific. I…

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