I would recommend working with an agent who can assist you: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Kansas_City_MO---20087
Hope this helps!
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I would ALWAYS do the following... will be money out of pocket BUT remember you are buying an expensive commodity not an item from walmart.
So better to spend a little extra.
Do home inspection.
Hoping the House value is good at the market price
Hire a TITLE company to clear all liens and for you to get a clear title.
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