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Title, Escrow and Closing

 

signing_contractIn Florida,  the seller generally is responsible for providing clear title.  The buyer generally pays for and selects the title agent.  Once title has cleared, the  Bank will send a Satisfaction of the Mortgage  to the closing and title agent.

Once the loan is approved, the file goes to underwriting, before closing.  Underwriting  is the process where everything is reviewed and confirmed for closing.  The title agent works with the bank to ensure that everything receives final approval and that the loan package is prepared.   Banks do not typically get the loan packages to the closing agent until the day of closing..

What do the parties need to bring to closing?  Two forms of picture identification for each person… and a smile.

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