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Old 05-21-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Hi,

Can someone help me with questions regarding a purchase offer for a home. My realtor have sent me the forms with the basic information, but what do I need to make sure I have all the contingencies just in case something goes wrong. It's been a while since I've bought a home and have forgotten what were necessary. Can someone list out achecklist of things to make sure that I should make sure to include in the contract?

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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That's what a buyer's agent is for! Off the top of my head, I would say you hjave to get financing, pass a building inspoection and a foundation inspection (2 different things), maybe a radon test, not sure about TX for that. Clear title, taxes have to be settled, schools verified if that matters to you....
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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You really need to sit down with your realtor and go over the contract.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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why would your realtor SEND you the information--why were you not in the office completing the offer form WITH the realtor???
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Ft. Worth
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Are there not any contingencies in the contract?? You shouldn't be doing your Realtor's job. You should of been there while they were filling it out. On the other hand, since you were unable to be their your realtor should of went over the WHOLE contract with you!
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I assume that you are not represented by a buyer's agent although you refer to the agent as "My Realtor". Is this the seller's agent that sent you this contract?

I mean even if you can't meet face to face with your Realtor, they should be going over the contract with you paragraph by paragraph over the phone.

Don't sign anything you are not comfortable with.

Naima
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