How Long Does it Take to Close?

For planning purposes, especially for first time home buyers, you need to know how long it may take from when you begin your search to the day you close. So in general terms, because many factors play into this timeline, it’s good to assume you’ll be looking with your REALTOR® for six to eight weeks – visiting properties and utilizing the internet. Of course inventory impacts this timetable but two months is a good start. From there, if you work with a good lender, they should be able to close on average 45 days after the seller accepts your contract. All of which means 12-14 weeks, or three to four months, is how long it might take for you to go from kicking off your search with your REALTOR® to the day you receive keys to your new home.

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