Right on Theresa! It is all about the bottom line. Before you make an offer, find out everything you can from public records. Your agent is the expert here and will be able to get you what you need, including a good run-down on the area, comparable homes, comparable situations, and sold" prices. Having made the offer, there may be some time lags. It is a good idea for you and your agent to continue to keep an eye on the property in case anything pertinent changes. When the bank decides to accept and set a closing date, the time may be very short and very limited. It is true that cash is king and this could mean makiing sure you have proof of funds, can act immediately, maybe in one or two days, and, if a loan is involved, that your lending source is also ready to act immediately and that you have continuous proof of access to immediate funds. Good Luck! Liz, lisfullerhomes,com.