Posted by GL(ON) on January 30, 2002 at 20:34:15:
You need to talk to a lawyer or title insurance company. In the meantime you can make a written offer as long as you have an escape clause. Conditional on partner’s approval is a good one.
Do you know any real estate agents? They will usually give you a copy of the real estate offer form. This will be the one approved by the real estate board and legal in your state. It also has the advantage of being familiar to everyone in your area. You will have to add your own clauses and conditions.