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The Closing

The Closing

Learn how a typical closing is conducted, including the parties and documents involved, who may sign documents, and the role of title companies.

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In this lesson, we’ll learn about the closing, which marks the end of most transactions and the end of our course.

The closing is simply a meeting at which the parties complete the sale. In a nutshell, the seller delivers the deed, and the buyer pays the purchase money. This might sound like a simple process, but in reality, it can involve a lot of preparation, numerous details, and a pile of associated paperwork. [Ferguson v. Cooper, 359 A.2d 17 (D.C. 1976).]

The logistics of a closing can...