• Shopping for your home - Finding the home that is right for you and your family requires patience.  Real estate agents are knowledgeable about the homes in the markets and have access to Multiple Listing Services which publish properties available in your market.  It is important that you check out the school system, taxes, cost of utilities, and the type of community services provided by the township in which your home is located.
  • Purchase offer - Your real estate agent will assist in preparing the offer and present it to the seller.  He/She will also explain the importance of an earnest money deposit.  At this point the seller will either accept, reject, or make a counter offer.
  • Contract signing - When both buyer and seller have agreed on the sale price, the sales contract must be signed.  Your contract should include      (a) purchase price (b) mortgage contingencies (c) type of title conveyed    (d) date of possession (e) list of personal property included in the sale        (f)any inspection contingencies such as building, well and septic and pest.