Yes, if you are working with an agent, it would need to be written up contingent upon the sale of your home. This will need to be clear on the Multiple Listing Service and also in writing, that way there are no confusions or misunderstandings during the process.... more
In CA you do not need an attorney to purchase a house. In fact that will cost you. You can use a local agent and in most cases the seller will pay a lower fee having the agent handle all the paperwork and set up appointments for inspections while interfacing with the lender and escrow company. I have worked with FSBO in the past.... more
I would suggest asking your landlord or contacting a local Realtor and asking if the home is listed on the local MLS. Have you considered looking into purchasing a home instead of renting? If you need some assistance with either finding a local Realtor or finding out about a home purchase, I can assist you.
Coldwell Banker - Folsom, CA