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Elements of an Offer

Posted by [email protected] on April 20, 2020

There are six key components to the elements of an offer. They are:


Depending on the local market conditions and information provided by me, your Real Estate Professional, the price you offer may be different from the seller’s price.


Your deposit shows good faith and will be applied against the purchase of the home when the sale closes. A larger deposit shows you are a serious buyer and will make your offer more appealing to the seller. Generally, 5-10% of the offer price is normal as a deposit.


Includes the total price offered and the financing details. You arrange your own financing or ask to assume the seller’s mortgage, especially if it has an attractive interest rate.


These might include “subject to home inspection”, “subject to you obtaining financing”, or “subject to you selling your property”. Condominium offers almost always have a “solicitor’s review of status certificate” clause, to ensure there are no surprise costs after making your purchase.

Inclusions and Exclusions

These might include appliances and certain fixtures or decorative items, such as window coverings or mirrors. These items would remain in the house.

Closing or Possession Date

Generally, the day the title of the property is legally transferred to you and the transaction of funds finalized. This is the date that your mortgage, if any, will commence.

If you would like more information on the elements of an offer, or for moreinformation on buying a home please do not hesitate to call or simply complete the form below.

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