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Important information needed in home sale contracts

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2021 | Real Estate Transactions |

When people in Los Angeles decide to buy a home there are a number of steps that they know they need to complete. They need to ensure they qualify for enough financing to buy the home they would like to purchase. Also, they need to think about what features they need to have or want to have in their homes. This could be the layout, the number of bedrooms, the square footage, the location and neighborhood the house is in and many other factors. After that, they need to begin looking at various homes to see if they match what they need and want.

Eventually people will decide on buying a particular house. This starts the actual purchasing process and this is something that people may not understand completely. This is because this part of the process involves the terms of the contract for sale and both the buyers and sellers rights and obligations. It can be confusing to know what should and should not be in the contract to ensure that people are protected.

Basics of home sale contracts

On a very basic level the contract needs to contain the names of the sellers and buyers, a description of the property being purchased and the price of the home. However, as people know the contract should also contain many other elements.

These additional elements include, but are not limited to: the date when the buyer can take possession of the house, proof the seller has clear title to the property, the buyer’s right to have an inspection of the property, who will be paying the closing costs, escrow information, contingency clauses that must be met prior to the sale and many others.

Buying a new home in Los Angeles can be a very exciting time for people. However, it is a major purchase and it is important that people have well written contracts. The contracts clearly state the terms of the sale and the obligations of both the buyer and the seller. These contracts will be relied on if something with the purchase does not go according to plan and therefore need to cover a number of important issues. Experienced attorneys understand these contracts and may be useful for drafting and review of the contracts.