Buying a Home in MA? Read here 1st and then sign, in that order!
Buying a home in MA is not the easiest thing to do. First you have to find a home to suit your needs and then you need to navigate the buying process. Unlike other states, buying a home in Massachusetts is a multi stage process. First, you put forth your Offer to Purchase, then comes the Home Inspection, then, the Purchase and Sale Agreement , Mortgage and Closing.
Along the way you will be asked to sign many forms and contracts. Some of these are issued by the State of Massachusetts, like the Mandatory Licensee Consumer Relationship Disclosure, the Property Transfer Lead Paint Notification and the Home Inspector Facts for Consumers. Others are issued by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board or the real estate company with which you are working. These may include Buyer Representation Agreements and the Offer to Purchase itself.
If you are thinking of buying a home in the near future, give yourself a head start by reading these forms before you are in the middle of a transaction. Avenue 3 provides you a kit full of forms and contracts typical to buying a home in Massachusetts. You will have plenty of time to understand them and learn how to they affect your home buying process.
Download our free Real Estate Forms Kit for Buyers to see the forms and contracts involved in making an offer to purchase a home in Massachusetts. If you have any questions regarding these or other forms or contracts, please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.