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Lease-to-Own House Purchases
20 September 2004, 3 October 2005 Postscript What Is a Lease-to-Own Purchase? A lease-to-own house purchase (also "rent-to-own purchase" or "lease purchase") is a lease combined with an option to purchase the property within a specified period, usually 3 ... more...

Buy First or Sell First?
October 6, 2003, Revised May 4, 2005 ?I currently own a home which I would like to sell, and then buy another. What is the best sequence of steps in this process?? The situation you want to avoid is giving up your existing home before you can move into the new one. ... more...

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Agreement of Sale
Agreement of Sale A written signed agreement between the seller and the purchaser in which the purchaser agrees to buy certain real estate and the seller agrees to sell upon terms of the agreement. Also known as contract of purchase, ... more...

Lease With Option To Purchase
Lease With Option To Purchase A lease under which the lessee has the right to purchase the property. A Lease Purchase Agreement is usually two separate agreements between the parties: a Lease Agreement and a Purchase Agreement. The Lease Purchase shows a definite tenant's ... more...

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Top Tips from Real Estate Author Mark Nash for Negotiating a Home Purchase Contract
These tips are excerpted from my fourth real estate book: "1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home" by Mark Nash. ISBN: 0324232896 Thomson/South-Western 2004.464 unless you are in a "hot" market area, do not feel pressured to write a purchase agreement after a showing. -If you need some time, use ... more...

Unravelling The Real Estate Buying Process in Canada
If youre a foreign national thinking about investing in the real estate market in Canada heres a run down of the typical buying process you should expect to encounter together with a general explanation of mortgages available to assist with the purchase.First things first though, you have to find ... more...

Escrow From a California Homeowner's Perspective
The Escrow ProcessBoth Buyer and Seller deserve the assurance that no funds or property will change hands until all of the instructions in the Purchase Contract have been satisfied. The Realtor submits Buyers and Sellers signed documents and Buyers deposit money to be held by an independent ... more...

Buying Country Acreage and Rural Properties, To Buy or Not To Buy
Almost anyone can become a rural property owner; if you are willing to set goals, establish what your purposes are, plan ahead and set targets that are all aligned toward the same result. And, if you can be patient instead of requiring instant gratification.There is no more $50-an-acre land; unless ... more...

Understanding Real Estate Terminology
Purchasing a home can be a complicated and confusing process, especially for first-time buyers. Throughout the process, first-time home buyers will encounter a variety of unfamiliar real state terms. There are several key terms associates with purchasing real estate that are helpful to learn.For ... more...

How to Make a Purchase Offer on a Home for Sale by Owner
Many home buyers want to purchase a home directly from the seller to cut out the middle man, but when it comes time to make a formal offer it is often the case that neither buyer or seller knows what to do. Without the aid of a professional real estate agent, making an offer to buy a home that is ... more...

Top Ten Tips when Buying Real Estate!
In today's financial climate, real estate continues to be a strong investment in many areas. Educated buyers will always make the most out of the real estate market. These top ten tips to buying real estate will help you enter into your next real estate transaction with confidence.TIP #1: Hire ... more...

Key Terms to Know When Buying a Home
Turn your dream of home ownership or moving up into a reality, but do it right. The real estate market is a difficult one, and should not be entered casually. There are so many legal/real estate terms, contracts, listing agreements, disclosure statements, title documents, etc. Getting as much good ... more...

Buying New Construction...How Do I Begin?
The prospect of shopping for a new construction residence can be quite daunting, but the rewards of owning a brand new home out-weight the disadvantages if you know the potential pitfalls. The following are important considerations: Overall Dollar Budget, Location, Cost Per Square Foot, Finishes, ... more...

Buying Spanish Property What Happens Once You've Agreed Your Price? Some Very Important Points
When you have located your property, agreed a price and satisfied yourself (or your solicitor) that the property is free from all encumbrances and debts and or planning problems, it is structurally sound, bank guarantees are issued if it is a new build and that you are getting a good deal, then it ... more...

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