It’s the week before close. All inspections, negotiations and repairs are behind you and you’re excited about the prospect of moving into your new home. This is when you need to take one final walkthrough of the home. 

The main purpose of a final walkthrough is to ensure that the property you’re purchasing is in the same condition you agreed to buy it with all requested and agreed upon repairs completed. Final walkthroughs are not home inspections or a contingency of sale.  Final walkthroughs in California are usually set up to 5 days before the close of a sale.

A lot of times the sellers will be home for the final walkthrough and this is a great time to ask them any questions you have about appliances, sprinklers, trash days, utility companies, gardeners & pool people they use etc. It could make a world of difference in navigating the landscape once you’re moved in.

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