STEP ONE

Adam R. Schellhase
 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • Business and Corporate

  • Estates and Trusts

CONTACT INFORMATION

Step One: Starting the Process

A sales contract is signed by the buyer and seller and delivered to the closing agent, usually with a deposit check. The settlement is accepted by the settlement agent, often by written notation on the contract. The settlement agent starts the closing process by opening a title order. The file begins to be processed. Tax information, loan payoffs, survey (if necessary), homeowner/maintenance fees, inspections/reports, and hazard and other insurances, as well as legal papers are ordered. A title search is ordered.

STEP TWO

Adam R. Schellhase
 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • Business and Corporate

  • Estates and Trusts

CONTACT INFORMATION

Step Two: Title Search and Examination

This is a search made of the public records. Records searched include deeds, mortgages, paving assessments, liens, wills, divorce settlements and other documents affecting title to the property. Title examination is the examination of the documents found during the title search that affect the title to the property. This is when verification of the legal owner is made and the debts owed against the property are determined. Upon completion of the search and examination, a title commitment/ preliminary report is prepared, reviewed and sent out to interested parties.

STEP THREE

Adam R. Schellhase
 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • Business and Corporate

  • Estates and Trusts

CONTACT INFORMATION

Step Three: Document Prep/Request to Produce

The closing agent reviews the new lender’s instructions and requirements, reviews instructions from other parties to the transaction, reviews legal and loan documents, assembles charges, prepares closing statements, and schedules the closing.

STEP FOUR

Adam R. Schellhase
 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • Business and Corporate

  • Estates and Trusts

CONTACT INFORMATION

Step Four: Settlement or Closing

The settlement agent oversees closing of the transaction. The seller signs the deed and closing affidavit. The buyer signs the new note and mortgage. The old loan is paid off. The seller, real estate agents, attorneys and other parties present at the closing of the transaction are paid.

STEP FIVE

Adam R. Schellhase
 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • Business and Corporate

  • Estates and Trusts

CONTACT INFORMATION

Step Five: Post-Closing

After the signing has been completed, the settlement agent will forward payment to any prior lender, and pay all parties who performed services in connection with your closing (if they have not been paid). The transaction documents are recorded in the county in which the property is located. Title insurance policies are prepared and sent to the new lender and to you. This all happens without any further actions by the buyer or seller.

ROLE OF PA REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT SERVICES, LLC

Adam R. Schellhase
 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • Business and Corporate

  • Estates and Trusts

CONTACT INFORMATION

To convey a property from a seller to a buyer, or encumber a property with a new mortgage, PA Real Estate provides settlement services as a neutral third party to the transaction. PA Real Estate acts upon the instructions of the principals and may be requested to coordinate key tasks such as:
 

  • Deposit and disburse funds

  • Process and coordinate the flow of documents and funds

  • Keep all parties informed of progress to the settlement 

  • Respond to the lender’s requirements

  • Coordinate the signing of loan/closing documents

  • Prorate and adjust insurance, taxes, rents, etc.

  • Record the deed and loan documents

  • Prepares a final statement outlining funds received and to be disbursed in the transaction

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