Will you need a mortgage or will you be paying all cash? If you need a mortgage, you need to speak with a lender & get pre approved. Realtors cannot show you homes unless you prove in writing that you are qualified to purchase. I can guarantee if you have a pre approval, every realtor will be all over you to show you homes. The bigger issue will be if there are any homes within your budget.... more
Your question doesn't state if you want to pay for property taxes or find out what the property taxes are. Either way, you can go to the Tax Assessor's to get this information. You will need to provide them with a property address.... more
Debra, I am not to sure that a home warranty would impact a buyer's decision. I think that money as an additional bonus to the selling agent is probably more effective. I've known agents who used the warranty and months later they'd pull it out of their listings because they didn't see it as an effective sales strategy.
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Sorry to hear that your transaction didn't go through, but If the attorney missed a contingency, I don't see how it can be the sellers fault. It is VERY IMPORTANT to go over the contracts with the attorney whether you are the buyer or the seller. Not only that, but good communication between all parties is key. I had a homeowner look over their contracts before they were sent out to the buyer's attorney and there was a correction that needed to be made.
Once there is an accepted offer, it is usually contingent upon the home inspection. I have never been involved with a home being in full contract and the home inspection was done afterwards. Maybe each state is different.
My warning to buyers and sellers would be to make sure the Attorney is a Real Estate Attorney that is familiar with the Township you are purchasing the home in, that you read over the contracts before signing them and to make sure that if there are any contingencies, they are written in the contract.
The Realtor(s) involved with the transaction should have open communication with the Attorneys unless their is a unique circumstance.... more