Everything you need to know about the real estate closing process

This guide will take you through the steps of the real estate closing process, from setting the date to understanding the closing disclosure and everything in between. We’ve answered the 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 Title Search and Title Insurance?

Learn more about the title search process and the purpose of title insurance. Here is why you may need it when owning a home.

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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 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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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.

Essential Tips to Prevent Wire Fraud in Real Estate Closings

Learn the essential tips on how to avoid wire fraud in real estate closings and protect your property. Our comprehensive guide covers necessary measures to protect your transactions from cybercriminals. Learn more.

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What 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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What 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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Understanding 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.

What to Expect From 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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Tips 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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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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Real estate glossary
Common questions

Common questions

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