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How long does closing take? | Home Buying Process | Real View of Real Estate

When I’m buying a house, how long does it take to get to closing? 


Well, there are a lot of factors that go into that. Number one, it most likely depends on the seller’s situation. If the property is vacant, and if you’re a cash buyer, of course, you can close anytime. But if you’re financing, it typically takes 30 to 45 days for that loan approval. So I tell people 30 to 60 days is pretty normal, but plan on 45. 


When you write the offer, you put a closing date in the offer. You could always write your offer as “on or before” a certain closing date and adjust that if that works for the sellers. But typically, you’re looking at about 45 days from the time you write an offer until closing. Then at closing, you get occupancy, you get the keys, and the house is yours!


The closing process is different for everyone but commonly is about 30-45 days after accepting an offer. Laura Flood explains the different routes a closing can take and what you can expect. Click here to watch our Real View of Real Estate series: If you want to schedule a confidential call with Laura, reach out to us on our socials (@laurasrealestategroup) or visit our website, to get started.



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