(Closed) Keys at Closing?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Closing is when the house legally becomes your property. I see no reason why you shouldn’t get the keys on that day.

Post # 4
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@lightmist:  We got ours at closing!  Otherwise have the realtor take off the box-thingy and call a locksmith!

Post # 5
2379 posts
Buzzing bee

You get the keys at closing. It is legally yours then so I don’t see how you wouldn’t…

Post # 6
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We got our keys at closing 🙂


I immediately went to the house and danced around in the kitchen.


If they hadn’t given me the keys, the dancing would have had to wait 🙁 it would have been torture!

Post # 7
9239 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

You should get the keys at closing, when the house legally becomes yours.

Note I said should.  In our case, our lunatic sellers had barely started moving out at closing, so we ended up giving them two extra freaking days to get out.  (Partly because the house was filthy, so we wanted them to have plenty of time to CLEAN!)

Post # 8
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@lightmist:  I don’t see why not. We got them at our closing. But, I’m not familiar with whether new construction differs any. 

Post # 9
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got our keys at closing, but I did notice a clause in the paperwork which states that keys may be held for 24-48 hours.


I asked my realtor about this.  Sometimes the keys are held if the wire transfer between the fiancing company doesn’t come through to the title company right away.



Post # 11
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes we got our keys at closing on our new construction home. 

Post # 12
1278 posts
Bumble bee

I got mine after I signed all my closing paperwork. Congrats!

Post # 13
7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You should get them at closing after the paperwork has been signed.

Post # 14
1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t get our keys at closing.  I don’t know why we did it different, but we go the garage code and the keys were sitting on the kitchen counter when we got there the next day.

Post # 15
11284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

yes, you should receive your keys on the closing date after all financial transactions have been confirmed.  unsually pick up the keys at the lawyer’s office.

on my last new build, i got my keys directly from the builder.  it was a small custom build company, with very personal service.  i did the walk through with him and we both made any necessary notes together.  then he handed over the keys.

Post # 16
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Absolutely at closing. Unless you know your realator and got them weeks before…;)

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