You’ve found the Santa Cruz home you want to live in, you and the seller have come to terms, and you now have a signed contract. What happens next?
Here’s an overview of the things you need to do after you and the seller have signed the real estate contract:
1. Get answers to your questions: If you have any questions, now is the time to ask them. Sit down with your team of real estate professionals, including your agent, home inspector, and lender to get answers to all your questions. Keep asking questions until you completely understand every step of the process and all the paperwork.
2. Dive into the disclosure: Carefully review the disclosure documents to be sure you're aware of any past or present problems.
3. Finalize your mortgage:…