An article was published recently in the New York Times which may be helpful to new purchasers. It outlines the process of “Due Diligence,” or research into a prospective property. This is meant to uncover any potential red flags and confirm that the property is in good physical and financial condition before the contract is finalized.
We often field questions about this subject, and with good reason: once a purchaser has selected a Real Estate attorney, they will begin collecting due diligence, and will be an important resource for any questions about the property. Remember to keep in contact with your attorney throughout this process, and let them know as early as possible if you have any concerns about the property.