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real estate closing guide

Everything you need to know, from initial offer to the closing table

This guide will take you through every step of the closing process, from setting the date to understanding the closing disclosure and everything in between. We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions from buyers and sellers to give you a better understanding of the process, and feel more in control at the closing table.

The Starting Line

You’re about to embark on the home closing journey - it’s an exciting time, but can also be a very complicated one. Make sure you understand what to expect before you get started.

What is Escrow and How Does Escrow Work?What is Escrow and How Does Escrow Work?

Learn more about escrow on a house and see how escrow works in 5 easy steps! Endpoint's team of closing specialists is here to help you.

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7 Tips for Closing the Deal in a Real Estate Negotiation7 Tips for Closing the Deal in a Real Estate Negotiation

Closing the deal: Follow these seven tips to find out how to prepare and negotiate with competitive buyers and sellers in real estate.

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What is Title Search and Title Insurance?What is Title Search and Title Insurance?

What is the difference between title search and title insurance? Learn more about why you may need it when owning a home.

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Things to Keep in Mind

Your home closing process is underway. Keep things on track by staying on top of the crucial steps in your home closing checklist.

All about escrow we're answering all of your questions related to escrowWhat Are Real Estate Closing Costs?

Closing costs are the expenses that buyers and sellers incur to finalize a transaction. Costs average between 2% and 5% of the mortgage amount.

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All about escrow we're answering all of your questions related to escrowWhat is Earnest Money? How Much is Enough?

Earnest money shows the seller that you are in an agreement to buy their house. Find out all about earnest money and how to ensure you don't lose it.

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All about escrow we're answering all of your questions related to escrowUnderstanding Real Estate Attorneys

Do I need to hire a real estate attorney? Find out if your state requires an attorney to sell your home and where to find top lawyers near you.

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The Home Stretch

Congrats, the end is near! Make sure your closing reaches the finish line by knowing how to prepare yourself for the few final home closing steps.

All about escrow we're answering all of your questions related to escrowTips for the Final Walkthrough Before Closing on a Home

A final home inspection walkthrough allows you to ensure that everything is in order before you move in after closing day.

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All about escrow we're answering all of your questions related to escrowWhat to Expect During a Home Inspection

Find out what you should expect on inspection day. Learn more about home inspection costs and how you can prepare your home.

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real estate glossary

Real Estate Glossary

The real estate process can be filled with unfamiliar terms. This easy to understand glossary is here to help you close with confidence.

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common real estate questions and answers

Common Questions

Having questions during the real estate process is normal. We're here to help.

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