Louise Gray June 9, 2019 Purchase Agreement
Home sales are unique, complex transactions, and the standard language of a contract doesn’t always fit every situation. As such, the language and terms of the standard purchase agreement may be adapted for each new transaction.
Double- and triple-check the settlement date and the agreed-upon sales price before signing the agreement. Obviously, these numbers are the most important factors on the contract. Also, you should double-check the property address, the spelling of your name and other common typos that can be easily corrected.
If you need to sell your existing home to afford a new one, you should include this contingency in the agreement. This allows the seller to evaluate the strength of your offer, while providing you the opportunity to get out of the contract if your current home doesn’t sell within a certain time period.
Traditional items sold with the home include window treatments or built-in appliances. Sometimes, sellers are willing to include other items. If anything out of the ordinary is included (or excluded), it should be noted on the purchase and sale agreement.