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A complete executed contract and a request to open escrow. If they are holding the earnest money, you need to deliver the check or request they send a courier. Timelines should be documented and followed to ensure you are in compliance with the law and your MLS rules.... more
Single family homes are generally FHA Approved. There are some issues that may come up in an appraisal they will require to be changed, like carpeting in a bathroom or safety issues, but free standing stick build homes are usually fine. Condos & Townhomes do have limitations depending on the complex in regards to home owner’s association reserves and pending lawsuits.
If either property has outstanding deferred maintenance issues like a bad roof or inoperable heating system, they would have to be improved first.... more