Jeff’s Carlsbad Blog for First Time Home Buyers


Forms in a Buyer Transaction

Posted in Forms by Jeff Dowler on October 3, 2006

Here are some of the forms you can expect to review and sign as part of the typical residential real estate transaction here in California. Not all forms will be applicable in all situations. If you are buying in another state, check with your Realtor to find out what forms are used and familiarize yourself with them. Be sure to ask questions about anything you do not understand.

 

OFFER TO PURCHASE:

  • Residential Purchase Agreement and Join Escrow Instructions (RPA-CA)
  • Buyer’s Inspection Advisory (BIA)
  • Disclosure and Consent for Representation of More than One Buyer or Seller (DA)
  • Contingency for Sale or Purchase of Other Property (COP)
  • Wood Destroying Pest Inspection and Allocation of Cost Addendum (WPA)
  • Disclosure Regarding Real Estate Agency Relationships (AD)
  • Addendum to the Purchase Agreement (APA)
  • Buyer’s Election of Inspections (BEI)
  • Counter Offer No. ___ (CO-11) Use as many as needed

SELLER DISCLOSURES:

  • Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS)
  • Smoke Detector Statement of Compliance (SDS)
  • Seller’s Affidavit of Nonforeign Status (AS)
  • Mold Disclosure (MD-11)
  • Insurance Claims Disclosure
  • Water Heater Statement of Compliance (WHS)
  • Seller’s Additional Disclosures (SAD)
  • Supplemental Statutory and Contractual Disclosures (SSD)

PROPERTY INSPECTION:

  • Agent’s Visual Inspection Checklist (AVI)
  • Request for Repair No. ___ (RR)
  • Verification of Property Condition (VP-11) Used at final walk-through

CONTINGENCY PERIOD:

  • Contingency Removal No. ___ (CR) Use as many as needed

Relocating? Visit Relocation A to Z for some helpful information.

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