Making An Offer
Once you’ve found the home you want to buy, you need to give the seller an offer to purchase (also called an “agreement of purchase and sale”). An offer to purchase is a legal contract that should be carefully prepared by your real estate agent and/or lawyer.
Your legal name, the name of the seller and the address of the property
The purchase price (the amount you’re offering to pay)
The amount of your deposit
Any extra items you want included in the purchase such as window coverings or appliances
The closing date, which is the date you want to take possession of the home (usually 30 to 60
days after the agreement is signed for existing homes and longer for newly constructed homes)
A request for a current land survey of the property
The date the offer expires
Any other conditions that must be met, such as a satisfactory home inspection or lender
approval of your financing
The contract will be final once all conditions are met.