Q: Do I have to close out of state to buy out of state land?
I am about to buy some land in PA from an old man in carbon county it has no home on it just forest land. I want to pay him the 1000 tomorrow and close the deal so I can start getting trees removed. How do I go about this process? We both like in New Jersey Can I just meet him at a closing agency around here and close the deal or do we need to go to a closing agency in PA
A: You want to have a contract of sale, that sets out the land as described in the Carbon County records--this is called a deed. Now you can have a contract to have him convey to you the deed, but I would avoid doing any quick cutting until you are sure you are dealing with the owner, have your deed, have it recorded on. Otherwise, not seeing the deed, you could be buying into claims and other things.
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