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It is advised that you seek the assistance of a licensed realtor or attorney, but if you have decided to sell or purchase as a For Sale by Owner, we are here to assist you. Below are the steps required for a successful closing along with the individual documents, some of which are included in the Complete For Sale By Owner Package.COMPLETE FSBO PACKAGEFEE SHEET
Indicates all items needed prior to ordering your title commitment. Please note, $400.00 non-refundable work fee in the form of a Cashiers Check payable to Michigan Title is due prior to starting your order.
Must be completed in its entirety and signed by ALL parties. If your transaction is a land contract, you will need an additional Land Contract Addendum which will include specific land contract clauses.
Note: Each transaction is different. Therefore, please use the Additional Conditions section, on Pages 2 or 4 of the Contract to Purchase, to indicate anything of importance or out of the ordinary with regard to your transaction.
Seller to collect the earnest money deposit from the purchaser. If you would like us to hold this deposit in escrow, please deliver cashier's check payable to Michigan Title, in person, upon ordering your title work as we will only accept a cashier's check. In addition, the Earnest Money Escrow Agreement must be completed and provided prior to acceptance of the funds.
This must be completed and provided to the purchaser for review prior to order.
If the property was built prior to 1978, the disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards must be completed after seller and purchaser review the pamphlet titled Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home. If your property was built in 1978 or later, the Seller’s Acknowledgment of Waiver of Lead-Based Paint Disclosure* can be signed by seller and provided to purchaser stating that the regulations do not apply.
A separate request is required for each loan. Please include a complete and accurate loan number and social security number so that we can order your final payoff figures for closing.
Needs to be completed with all information needed for order. Upon receipt, we will begin your order. Please note: processing takes from 7-10 business days from receipt of completed order form. Once your Title Commitment is complete our For Sale by Owner specialist will contact you to discuss any items necessary to clear title prior to scheduling a closing.
Indicates all items needed prior to scheduling your closing. Please note: We must have a minimum of 3 BUSINESS DAYS to prepare documents, therefore you must schedule your closing in advance.
Please make sure to contact the municipality of the property to inquire about any requirements as early as possible, as some may need to be complete prior to closing. In addition, if the property is a condominium, site condominium or within a homeowner’s association, you will need to provide the purchaser with a copy of the association’s bylaws. Prior to closing a status letter from your association or management company will also be required.
Once closing is scheduled and documents are prepared, copies of all real estate closing documents will be emailed to all parties for review prior to closing. At this time, purchaser may want to secure their homeowner’s insurance. For a new mortgage, show the lender as loss payee. On a land contract, show land contract holder as additional insured. On a cash transaction, we do not require homeowners, but advise purchaser to obtain a policy.
After review of your closing documents any funds needed for closing MUST be in the form of a cashier's check made payable to Michigan Title. Cashier's check must be deposited with Michigan Title 3 to 5 days prior to final closing to avoid bank holds. At closing, all documents will be executed and we will disburse all funds for items such as taxes, payoffs, recordings, fees, etc. with the balance of seller’s proceeds payable to the Seller EXACTLY as shown in title. Therefore, please make sure a bank account and tax id number are in place prior to closing.
Please bring a valid, non-expired, state-issued photo ID. All documents will be executed and we will disburse all funds for items such as taxes, payoffs, recordings, fees, etc. with the balance of seller’s proceeds payable to the Seller EXACTLY as shown in title. Therefore, please make sure a bank account and tax id number are in place prior to closing.
Following a successful closing seller and purchaser may need to deliver transfer forms to the city clerk and will need to contact the water department to set up a final water reading.
At closing an escrow is held for the payment of any water used up to and including the closing date. Once final water bill is received and forwarded to our post closing department we will pay the bill from the escrowed funds and refund the balance to the seller.
If, at any time during the process, you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our For Sale by Owner specialist who would be happy to help guide you through your transaction.
We want your transaction to be as simple and go as smoothly as possible. If you have questions or need further assistance please contact us today.Contact Us
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