In some states, it's called a "purchase and sale agreement." In others, it's called an "offer for purchase."
Whatever you call it, you'll need a written contract between you and the seller that contains the following important pieces of information: Your name, the seller's name, the address of the property, the selling price and the closing date.
Of course, most contracts are more complicated than that. Here are some things to think about when putting together an offer for purchase:
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