Written by attorney Harry N. Konst

How Do I Actually Buy a Home? What is the Procedure? Things to Know Before You Call a Lawyer.

If you're a first-time buyer of real estate, after you locate the property and submit an "offer" and the offer is "accepted" by the seller, you have entered into a "Real Estate Purchase Contract" in New York State. If you used a realtor, they used a contract approved by an attorney.

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