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Always read through the contract yourself even if your home is listed.    

The closing (settlement) is the formal process when you receive the sales price for the house (minus appropriate deductions and expenses), and the buyers receive title (ownership). Actual closing details depend on local law and custom.
Topics coverd here are:

THE PAPERWORK

    Contracts and paperwork
    Seller's home disclosure
    Title company and attorneys 

SELLING ISSUES

    Buyers cancel the contract
    Date for the possession 
    Earnest money deposit
    Home closing checklist

HOME INSPECTION

    Home inspection problems
    Negotiating inspection issues 
    Pre-inspection - a sales tactic
    Radon, lead paint and mold

THE APPRAISAL

    Appraisals and avoiding problems
    Dealing with a bad appraisal

FINAL WALK-THROUGH 

    Avoiding walk-through problems
    Dealing with a bad appraisal

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