Buyer’s Checklist


Obtain a bank or cashier’s check payable to J&A Abstract, or arrange for a wire transfer to the title company.
Government issued Photo Identification will be required at settlement for all parties, along with a secondary form of Identification. It must be valid (not expired) at the time of closing. Examples, Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, Naturalization Certificate, Green Card.
Make arrangements with your agent for a “Pre-settlement walk through”.
Bring an Original Power of Attorney or Death Certificates (if applicable).
Provide your lender with a copy of your homeowner’s insurance policy and the bill or paid receipt PRIOR TO THE SETTLEMENT. Bring the original to settlement. Be sure that the policy names your mortgage company as the loss payee.
Contact your lender to review any outstanding conditions of loan approval.
Contact Utility Companies to have utilities put in your name.

PECO Energy: 800-494-4000 or (most common) PP&L: 800-342-5775 or (some Bucks-Mont. Co. areas)

Philadelphia Gas Works or PGW 215-235-1000.

Cavalier- 800-683-3944 or
Comcast- 800-266-2278 or
Verizon- 800-660-2215 or
Vonage- 866-243-4357 or

Contact the Township regarding the water, sewer and trash removal.

Aqua America- 877-987-2782 or
Pennsylvania American Water Company- 800-565-7292 or

If this is a Condominium or Homeowner’s Association and you are in possession of the 3407 or 5407 Resale Certificate, please bring it to the settlement.
Your movers will not have access to the house until settlement is completed.
Contact the Postal Service to change your address.
PGW*Philadelphia county only