February 25, 2010

Closing Time

Posted in musings tagged , , , , , , at 7:03 am by silversprung

Today’s closing day on the house. Fingers crossed.

We also have our final walk-through. What happens at a final walk-through? Here’s an explainer from about.comhttp://homebuying.about.com/od/homeshopping/qt/Walkthrough.htm

And their list for what to check:

  • Turn on and off every light fixture
  • Run water & look under sinks for leaks
  • Test all appliances
  • Check garage door openers
  • Open and close all doors
  • Flush toilets
  • Inspect ceilings, wall and floors
  • Run garbage disposal and exhaust fans
  • Test heating and air conditioning
  • Open and close windows
  • Make sure all debris is removed from the home

I found about.com’s “one question to ask the former homeowner” part the most interesting…

They suggested asking, “what’s the one improvement you’ve always wanted to make?”

Hmm. I imagine it’s kind of awkward hanging out face-to-face knowing that large sums of money hang in the balance… we’ll have to see about that one.

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