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					Buying a Home
for Sale by
Owner

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These days, many private homeowners are
selling their own properties to avoid paying       Introduction....…...............……........1

                                                   Ask Directly what is Wrong............2
commissions and to squeeze the best price.         Check out the Price........................2

With no estate agent involved, this can be a bed   Pay the Deposit Wisely..................2

                                                   Chase Down Contingent Clauses...2
of thorns, not roses. This is because the
                                                   Choose the Right Property

purchaser has to check out the legalities          Attorney........................................3


themselves.
                            2

                                Ask Directly what is Wrong

                                Federal law required a seller to disclose anything that is wrong.
                                This includes material defects and anything else that might put
                                a potential buyer off too. Don’t be shy. Use your rights. Ask
                                directly, "are you aware of any defects?".




Check out the Price

A seller can ask any price they like. A buyer is looking for a bargain. The right price often lies
somewhere between these two extremes. Take your time. Check out the asking price in terms of
recent sales.




Pay the Deposit Wisely

Never (and that means never ever) pay deposits known as
earnest money to private sellers themselves. Pay them to a
solicitor’s trust account, a title company, or an escrow
company instead.



Chase Down Contingent Clauses

Most sale agreements contain contingent conditions that must
be met. These could include inspection reports, and insurance
and lender approval as well. These mattered at the time you
made the offer, and they still matter now.
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                                               Many of the problems that arise from property sales by owner
                                               are the consequences of a lack of knowledge on either or both
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                                               necessarily just to save commissions, it could also be a
                                               deliberate attempt to avoid disclosure of material defects.
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