How to safely purchase a home site unseen in another state?

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How to safely purchase a home site unseen in another state?

I live in TX and want to buy a home for cash in MT. I am unable to make the trip prior to the purchase but I have a local realtor who is helping with my offer to the sellers. How can I ensure that everything is legit and that my money will be safe?

Asked on May 25, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

There is no way to fully safely do this. If you can't come and view the home in person, you will waive or give up any right to take legal action for conditions which you could have perceived had you viewed the home in person. Therefore, you will be vulnerable to any issues involving the size, condition, layout, etc. of the property. You are atrongly advised to make the time to visit thw home in person before making any offer on it.


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