Your associate broker will develop the sales contract and advise you on protection incidents, customary practices and local regulations. Home warranty, securities and fiduciary arrangements are described in detail in the offer. Although your associate broker will give you advice and information, it is your decision on the exact price and the conditions you want to offer. As part of the transaction, Berkshire Hathaway Energy acquires 100% of Dominion Energy Transmission, Questar Pipeline and Carolina Gas Transmission; and 50% of the Iroquois gas transmission system. The agreement does not include the acquisition of the pipeline on the Atlantic coast. Earnest Money With your sales contract, you will seriously deposit money to demonstrate your seriousness about the home. «Earnest Money» is usually between 1% and 5% of the purchase price. If your offer is accepted, serious money will be part of your down payment or closing fee. If the offer is declined, your money will be refunded. If you drop an agreement against the terms of the contract, you may have to lose the entire amount. Once you have found the home you want to buy, your associate broker will apply his professional training and do all the necessary research to help you structure an effective offer. If all the terms of the sales contract are met, sign your credit documents and closing documents. You will deposit the balance of your down payment and acquisition fees to Fiduciary, and your lender will deposit the balance of the purchase price.

The deed is recorded in the county recorder`s office and you take their house back. Pest control This clause provides for an anti-pest inspection and a report by an approved pest control agency. Sometimes sellers will provide this report before the sales contract. If this is not the case, it provides a method to determine whether the seller, buyer or both pay for the repairs disclosed in the report. Your lender can ask a qualified inspector for a certificate that the accommodation is free of termites, pests and dry rot. DES MOINES, Iowa – July 5, 2020 – Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a subsidiary of Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Inc., announced today that it has reached a final agreement to acquire Dominion Energy`s natural gas transportation and storage business. Assets include more than 7,700 miles of natural gas pipelines, with a transportation capacity of 20.8 billion cubic feet per day and 900 billion cubic foot natural gas reservoirs, with 364 billion cubic feet of operating storage capacity and partial possession of a liquefied natural gas export, import and storage plant. The transaction has an enterprise value of approximately $9.7 billion. If the sales contract is accepted and signed by all parties, your associate broker will open for you and your serious money will be deposited. The trust fund is a neutral third party that receives, maintains and distributes all funds related to your transaction.

Completion fees You can negotiate the completion fees you pay and those that will be paid by the seller. Note, however, that long-standing cost allocation management practices make many of them difficult to negotiate on terms different from local habits. If a seller was required to pay a certain acquisition cost, if he or she purchased the property, he or she will expect that you, the buyer, will pay the same fee for your purchase. See the «Who pays what?» section, which describes these cost allocations in the area we serve.