To answer your second question: You won't find a relo company that doesn't have pages of addenda and disclosures. It's just how they do business. They primarily want to disclose, disclose, disclose to limit their liability. In Maryland, where sellers aren't required to complete a property disclosure form (and many opt for the "no answer" disclaimer), you get the added benefit in that the relo companies DO require the sellers to complete their disclaimers. Just look at all those added pages as a bit of a nuisance and a large dose of CYA. You can get an attorney to review them, but ... the relo company isn't likely to allow you to change any of the language in their forms. Again, these are VERY common. I can understand the cause for concern (a 30page contract can easily balloon to 60 pages or more), but try to look past that. Let your agent reassure you and know that you're buying a home that you want for you and your family.
One caveat: some relo companies can take a week or two to get you an executed contract (most have gotten better with this). Don't let that worry you, either. They just work differently than agents work...
Ted Stewart, CRS, e-PRO
Yerman Witman Gaines & Garceau Realty
Yerman Witman Gaines and Garceau Realty