I have a home not far from Nashua in Hillsboro, nh and it is 2005 3 bed/3bath 1920 square ft in a new cul de sac. I have neighbors that commute to Nashua as well. If your home doesn't work out we are willing to close asap. Century21 in Hillsboro, nh Joyce Bosse is handling the property on Bradford Circle $265.000.
I am in CA and we have an offer out there for my buyer to close on 12/20.
You can put that on the contract to request closing by 12/20. But to me, the most important thing is to allow yourself enough time to do due diligence - you don't want to put yourself in a corner and have to close when you are not able to -
What you have to make sure of is to allow yourself enough time to do inspections (get the experts in, inspect, receive written report, and time to negotiate; and if there are major problems with the house, you also want to allow enough time to get estimates for repairs, etc) as well as make sure your mortgage broker will be able to get you the kind of loan that you can afford and plenty of time for them to get appraisal done, draw up the loan doc and fund, which needs to happen before close.
We don't use lawyer in CA, so my answer does not address that. But allow yourself enough time otherwise.
If you don't care about inspections and are in the very envible position of not needing financing, you should be able to close in only a couple of days. Your lawyer will want to run a title search--to be sure the title is clear, (no liens, back taxes, or unknown owners) and draw up the papers for your closing--including the deed, title insurance and HUD statement.
Regarding having a lawyer draw up the offer, sure--that's a fine idea. It would be just as legal and may save you some money and time to have a licensed NH Realtor do that, but really it's your choice. My suggestion is that if you are really in a huge hurry, call a Realtor today--they work on Sunday--and get the paperwork ready and delivered by 8 AM tomorrow.
But if you willing to move forward with no inspections and no contingencies, (which is why the usual closing in NH takes 4-5 weeks), and you are willing to pay an amount for the home which is immediately acceptable to the seller, then you should be able to close long before the 20th--no problem.
You may find that even if you can close immediately, the sellers may have issues with moving their family goods on short notice. During the Holiday time, it is always an issue to find movers--and weather in NH can enter into the equation as well. If the sellers don't live in the property now (so the house is vacant), or if you simply want to own property in 2007, and will give them a few more weeks as tenants while they arrange to get out, that would likely simplify things.
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