Closing is the period of time that starts the moment the signatures are signed on the contract (Effective Date) until the point the keys are exchanged (Closed). The closing is interchangeable with the title process, in that it is the process of actually transferring the deed from one individual to another. 

There are a number of steps involved in the process of closing, including holding escrow, ordering and reviewing title searches, clearing title encumbrances, among many other tasks. 

 


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Learn more about the key steps in the closing process.

How much does closing typically cost?