3 Considerations When You’re About to Close on a New Home in Maricopa

buying a home in Maricopa

Your Final Steps Before Moving into your New Maricopa Home

buying a home in MaricopaYou’ve gotten under contract and are days away from getting the keys to your new home. What should you be thinking about and preparing for? It is an exciting time where thoughts may be filling your head and you can’t wait to have the home buying process done with, finally. Below are 3 things to consider right before closing on your home.


Final Walk Through

In Arizona, a final walk through of the real estate property you’ll purchase should occur no more than 3 days prior to close. This is where you can take a final look at the home and the property to make sure the inspection concerns have been addressed and completed, and the house is in substantially the same condition as when you first received an accepted offer.

You might have a new list you have created of items you would like to have done once you move in. Handymen are great for those little things that you would like to knock out or there are specialist that can help with the bigger projects. See if your agent has any recommendations for local folks that can help you out. 



Have you thought about your new utilities? You will need to switch over the utilities into your name when you own the home officially. It’s a good idea to have your real estate agent coordinate with the listing agent so you can avoid a break in services. If there is a break you may need to pay extra activation fees. So a smooth transition from the sellers name to the buyers name is nice. Utilities would include gas, electric, and water along with others.

Here is a link to page that has all the Maricopa Utilities on it


The Big Move

Are you ready to move? Do you have a move date picked out? You’ll want to make your reservation for movers. There are lots of smaller moving companies or even Uhaul lets you rent a truck and has a hotline to line up some physical labor specialsts to help you out. 

 Do you have friends or family to help out? The more the merrier. Do you know where to put all of the furniture? Did you measure windows if you plan on putting up blinds or curtains? Ask your moving company as to how many items allowed and know if they can move your car as well.

How about a good cleaning of the home prior to moving in? Steam cleaning of the rugs? Do an extra special cleaning of the fridge? It may seem like a lot but just take it slow and steady. 



It’s a big accomplishment and you can be proud of yourself. The process is not an easy one but it’s definitely rewarding to have a new place to call your own.