How long does it take to buy a house?
Today buying a house takes longer than ever due to new lending regulations. The actual house hunting process takes only as long as you want it to. If you need to stick to a specific timeline you’ll want to keep in mind the following information and plan accordingly.
At the very beginning of your home search, you start with getting pre approved and meeting with a Realtor. Getting pre approved doesn’t take long at all and can generally be done in one day.
Once you are out looking at homes, you never know when you’ll find that perfect one. Your dream home could be the first home you see, or it could be the eighth. Putting in an offer and negotiating with the sellers takes around 1-2 days. Upon receiving an accepted contract, your lender has to start the ball rolling on their end. That is the piece that takes the longest.
Right now it’s taking on average 45-60 days to get from contract to closing. This is because in Fall of 2015, new regulations known as TRID were enacted. In very basic terms, TRID is meant to protect consumers by providing very clear and accurate disclosures of all fees. It also requires that lenders provide a closing disclosure at least 3 days before closing. So if you are planning on buying a house, plan on it taking a minimum of 60 days.
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