kawain payne, realtor
You didn't say what kind of sale, normal, Shortsale or REO,
You didn't say who the Seller was; a Bank or a Bank and a Shortseller.
But, by asking the question, it sounds like you are trying to work without a Realtor; Why would you do that?
Assuming you are purchasing a home in Manhattan, several things come into play. How long will it take for your mortgage to be approved and locked in at the preferred rate If you ar epaying cash, the process could go much quicker.. If purchasing in a coop, you will need to have a board interview once your board package has been submitted. This is dependent on when the board meets. If you are purchasing a condo, you must wait for the condo's first right of refusal. That said, it takes approximatley 2 months without any glitches before you can close. You can make arrangements with the building to move in right after your closing.
Ross Ellis I Licensed Real Estate Salesperson