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When buying house in hawaii from a friend who can handle the closing?

Is there a purchase contract form available ;can it be seen on the web?
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November 16 2013 - Makaha
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Good advice,  I use First American Title.  There fast, clean and you get a CD of the entire transaction.

It will cost you a few grand but it's worth it.  They will make sure the title is clean and you are buying from the actual owner.  If here is a lien or other sort of title issue they will find it and let you know. 

Good Luck
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March 15
A tilte company such as Fidelity National Title and Escrow is necessary, you don't want to buy a house from a friend and find out that their mother is actually the owner and you bought nothing. Also the bank wont give you a mortgage without a complete title search. 
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November 27 2013
The escrow company will do a  preliminary title search etc but they are a neutral third party and will not advise you as to how to proceed etc.  Filling out a purchase contract and knowing what timelines and/ or addenda apply to the area where you are purchasing is not intuative or something the average person knows about.  It is beneficial to all to involve a realtor to correctly prepare the contract and guide you through the process.
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November 16 2013
Best to contact a real estate attorney to handle the transaction and do title work.
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