Buying a house? Get everything in writing. Since many of you have started to look for a new place, I thought this would be a great repost. As you all know that I have been trying to find a new place and moving AGAIN. Well, I just learned a very important lesson. If you are purchasing a home, make sure to get everything in writing or you could be left holding the bag. Whether it is an offer or counter offer make sure to get everything in writing and SIGNED. This is so important. Real estate professionals are trained on this and it is covered in courses. However, verbals still take place and leaves you with no recourse. Therefore, if you really have your heart set on a home, make sure to get everything in writing so that you can rest assured that you have recourse if something goes wrong. If I can save you the heartache that I just went through, I have met my goal. Buying a house? Get everything in writing! Good luck!