Home Buying Checklist

 Contact CENTURY 21 Shawmut Properties and arrange for mortgage pre-approval.

 Identify your Home Buying Team.

  • CENTURY 21 Shawmut Properties Sales Associate
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Financial-Services Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Home Inspector
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Company/Agent
  • Moving Company

 Research neighborhoods and communities to narrow your search.

 Find the house of your dreams.

 Make an offer and negotiate with the help of your CENTURY 21 Shawmut Properties Sales Associate.

 Contact your Mortgage Loan Officer to let them know the contract has been written and accepted – sign mortgage application documents and provide updated financial documents if needed.

 Conduct the home inspections and other inspections per the contract timetable.

 Finalize and negotiate inspection issues.

 Contract insurance agent to obtain homeowners insurance policy

 Moving preparation:

  • Pack contents
  • Confirm movers
  • Order change of address cards

 1-2 weeks prior to closing, pay homeowners’ insurance premium and obtain paid receipt (condo owners arrange insurance for contents only).

 3-4 days prior to closing, gather closing documents needed at closing as advised by your Financial Services Mortgage Loan Officer.

 Final walk-through inspection prior to closing with your CENTURY 21 Shawmut Properties Sales Associate.

 Attend closing – congratulations, you are a new homeowner!