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What will happen at my closing?

The title company will act as escrow agent and title insurer and will assist in the closing. As detailed in the earnest money contract, the title insurance agent may hold the earnest money, prepare the closing statement and generally coordinate with all the entities involved in the closing. This includes collecting invoices and written information from the mortgage lender, insurance agent, surveyor, attorneys for buyer-seller-lender, tax search firm, mechanical and termite inspection companies and title underwriter. In addition to acting as escrow agent, the title company will research the title to your home and issue a commitment for the title insurance reflecting the ownership, restrictions, easements, liens and other exceptions that will have an effect on the property. At the time of closing, the title company will allocate the fees between the purchaser and seller in accordance with the contract, lender's instructions and local custom. The closing will take about forty-five to sixty minutes; however, occasionally there are last minute delays from one of the many servicing companies, especially at the end of the month. After the buyer and the seller have signed the necessary documents, the title company will return the mortgage papers and proposed title policies to the lender for review and funding of the loan. Upon receipt of the buyer's funds and the loan amount, the title company will disburse all proceeds as shown on the closing statement. Title insurance regulations require funds to be in the form of either a cashier's or certified check payable to the title company or transferred to the title company's bank via wire transfer.

Guardian Title Company, Inc.
508 8th Street
Blanco, TX 78606
PHONE: 830-833-5007
FAX: 830-833-4383
BlancoOffice@gtitleco.com

205 Nugent Street
Johnson City, TX 78636
PHONE: 830-868-0972
FAX: 830-868-0978
JohnsonCityOffice@gtitleco.com

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