As a buyer, it’s important to protect yourself by making your offer conditional on certain outcomes.
The most common of these is a home inspection to save you from unpleasant surprises. A qualified, professional inspector will throughly check the home and provide you with a detailed report that includes any recommendations for repairs.
A lawyer is another member of your team whose job is to ensure your conditions are met. They’ll ensure that property taxes, utilities, and other fees are up to date, and let you know exactly how much money you will need to complete the transaction, see to it that the seller is paid, and the title is legally transferred.
For details, download our free Home Buyer Guide.