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Buying a home in York County, SC - The Offer to Purchase








The Residential Property Offer to Purchase in South Carolina

Making an offer on a home can be daunting.  Real estate markets can be Buyer Markets, Seller Markets, or Balanced Markets.  When markets change, it is essential that you get the right advice regarding an offer.  In a competitive market, you need to know if the house is properly priced, what the comparables are, how unique a property may be, and many other important facts before you make your offer.  When you find the right house, you may be in a multiple offer situation with other buyers.  The agents at Homes in the Piedmont will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision and offer. We will:

Read and review the Sales Contract documents.  We review every paragraph of the sales contract, discuss any addendums, and explain each element.  It is essential that you understand how each section impacts you and your offer.   We address square footage, contingencies, repairs and the negation process.  The list below itemizes just a few of the important items we discuss as we assist you in the Offer to Purchase process.

  • Sellers Disclosure We will request a copy of the sellers disclosure.  North and South Carolina state law requires that sellers complete a form that discloses valuable information about the home, and we will help you in reviewing and understanding the document.
  • Property Plat 
  • Property Tax Statement We will provide any seller supplied tax information and additional information about local taxes.  Under certain conditions, a homestead exemption may apply.  Visit www.yorkcountygov.com to get additional information about York county taxes and specific information about each property. 
  • Covenants and Restrictions, special assessments
  • Comparable Market Data
      • Active Properties
      • Sold Properties
      • Pending Properties
      • Expired or Withdrawn Properties
  • Community Amenities
  • Future Planning and Zoning
  • Upgrades or unique qualities of the home
  • Convenience

Closing Costs and Charges

  • Attorney Fees
  • Title Search
  • Title Binder
  • Doc Prep
  • Title Insurance
  • Wire Fees
  • Overnight Deliver Fees

County Fees

  • Recording Fees
  • Survey Recording Fees

Additional Charges

  • Survey
  • Pest Inspection
  • Home Inspection and  any additional inspections

In summary, your initial offer is the most important element of your transaction.  Remember that a home purchase involves fees that are due at closing.  What are they?

Elaine Whitton Davis
Elaine Whitton Davis
Your York County SC Real Estate Experts