Posted by George on January 22, 1999 at 23:20:04:
Get a copy of your states “standard contract”. It has all the inspection, lead paint, mortgage contingencies and attorney review clauses. Add an addendum page with your own personal clauses. Don’t be afraid to add too many, you can always just put a line through the ones that don’t apply to the particular deal and get some copies made. Fill in the blanks (many can be filled in before you make the copies, so it will save you time in filling out) write in any additional clauses desired and present to the seller. Make sure you add an expiration clause to put some pressure on the seller. This makes it look like you know what you are doing, and your attorney can get you out of the deal if you make a mistake.