Buying or Selling a Home

Basics of Selling a Home

What legal papers should I have before putting my home on the market?

Real estate law requires many documents. Before you sell your home, make sure you have these documents on hand:

  • a plat or survey of your property
  • either a deed or your mortgage agreement
  • the most recent real estate tax bill
  • condominium documents, if your home is a condominium
  • homeowner association rules and fee schedule (if applicable)

>>What legal papers should I have before putting my home on the market?
>>Do I need a real estate agent? An attorney?
>>Legally, what is an offer?
>>What’s usually in the contract of sale?
>>What happens at the closing?
>>Where can I get more information?


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