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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Real Estate Investing Basics by George G. Sheldon, David J. Decker

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Chapter 9
Making the Offer to Buy
In This Chapter
• Understanding a purchase agreement
• Deciding on a price
• Making a deposit
• Determining contingencies and terms
• Negotiating the purchase
 
You have found the perfect real estate investment for your goals. You have inspected it. You did the math. It makes sense. There is no reason not to move forward. The time has come to buy a piece of real estate.
 
To do so, you must make an offer to buy it. This chapter explains the steps involved in creating an offer.

Creating Written Offers

The purchase agreement, also called a sales contract, is used to make offers to buy real estate. Before making your first offer, there are several things to consider. All offers to purchase real estate must be made ...

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