LOUISIANA RESIDENTIAL AGREEMENT TO BUY OR SELL 1
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Date: _________________________________ 3
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: I/We offer and agree to Buy/Sell the property at: 5
(Municipal Address) __________________________________________________________________________ 6
City ______________________________; Zip _______________; Parish ______________________; Louisiana, 7
(Legal Description)___________________________________________________________________________ 8
__________________________________on lands and grounds measuring approximately __________________ 9
or as per record title; including all buildings, structures, component parts, and all installed, built-in, permanently 10
attached improvements, together with all fences, security systems, all installed speakers or installed sound 11
systems, all landscaping, all outside TV antennas, all satellite dishes, all installed and/or built-in appliances, all 12
ceiling fans, all air conditioning or heating systems including window units, all bathroom mirrors, all window 13
coverings, blinds and associated hardware, all shutters, all flooring, all carpeting, all cabinet tops, all cabinet 14
knobs or handles, all doors, all door knobs or handles, all windows, all roofing, all electrical systems, and all 15
installed lighting fixtures, chandeliers and associated hardware, other constructions permanently attached to the 16
ground. If owned by the SELLER prior to date of this Agreement, standing timber, unharvested crops and 17
ungathered fruits of trees on the property shall be conveyed to the BUYER. The following movable items here 18
remain with the property, but are not to be considered as part of the Sale Price and have no value: __________ 19
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All items listed herein are included in the property sold no matter how they are attached or installed, provided that 23
any or all of these items are in place at the time of signing of this Agreement to Buy or Sell (the 24
“Agreement”),unless otherwise stated herein. (All of the above contained in lines 5 through 22 are collectively 25
referred to herein as the “Property.”) The following items are excluded from the Property sold: 26
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BUYER’S Initials _____ _____ Page 1 of 9 SELLER’S Initials _____ _____
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Listing Firm
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Selling Firm
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Seller’s Designated Agent Name & License Number
Dual Agent
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Buyer’s Designated Agent Name & License Number
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Brokerage Name & License Number
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Brokerage Name & License Number
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Phone Number Office Fax
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Phone Number Office Fax
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Email Address
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Delivered by Designated Agent to Day Date Time AM/PM
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Comments
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MINERAL RIGHTS: If the SELLER transfers any mineral rights, they are to be transferred without warranty. 29
________% mineral rights owned by the SELLER are to be reserved by the SELLER and the SELLER shall waive 30
any right to use the surface for any such reserved mineral activity or use. 31
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PRICE: The Property will be sold and purchased subject to title and zoning restrictions, servitudes of record, and 33
law or ordinances affecting the Property for the sum of ______________________________________________ 34
________________________________________________Dollars ($___________________) (the “Sale Price”). 35
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ACT OF SALE: The Act of Sale is to be executed before a settlement agent or Notary Public to be chosen by the 37
BUYER, on _________________________, 20_____, or before if mutually agreed upon. Any change of the date 38
for execution of the Act of Sale must be mutually agreed upon in writing and signed by the SELLER and the 39
BUYER. At closing, the BUYER must provide "good funds" as required by Louisiana statute LA R.S. 22:22.512 et 40
seq. 41
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OCCUPANCY: Occupancy/possession and transfer of keys/access is to be granted at Act of Sale unless mutually 43
agreed upon in writing. 44
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CONTINGENCY FOR SALE OF BUYER’S OTHER PROPERTY: 46
This sale is contingent on the sale of other property by the BUYER and the contingency language found 47
either in lines 301-307 or the attached addendum shall apply. 48
This sale is not contingent upon the sale of other property by the BUYER nor is the loan needed by the 49
BUYER to obtain the Sale Price contingent on the BUYER’S sale of any property. 50
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FINANCING: 52
ALL CASH SALE: The BUYER warrants the BUYER has cash readily available to close the sale of this 53
Property. 54
FINANCED SALE: This sale is conditioned upon the ability of BUYER to borrow with this Property as 55
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for the loan the sum of $__________________________________________________ or _____% of the Sale 57
Price by a mortgage loan or loans at an initial interest rate not to exceed _____% per annum, interest and 58
principal, amortized over a period of not less than _____ years, payable in monthly installments or on any other 59
terms as may be acceptable to the BUYER provided that these terms do not increase the cost, fees or expenses 60
to the SELLER. The loan shall be secured by (Check all that apply): 61
Fixed Rate Mortgage FHA Insured Mortgage62
Adjustable Rate Mortgage Owner Financing63
Rural Development Bond Financing64
VA Guaranteed Mortgage Conventional Mortgage65
Other _____________________________________66
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The BUYER agrees to pay discount points not to exceed _____% of the loan amount. 68
Other financing conditions: ____________________________________________________________________ 69
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The BUYER acknowledges and warrants that the BUYER has available the funds which may be required to 72
complete the sale of the Property including, but not limited to, the deposit, the down payment, closing costs, pre- 73
paid items, and other expenses. If this sale is a Financed Sale, BUYER acknowledges that any terms and 74
conditions imposed by BUYER’S lender(s) or by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Requirements shall not 75
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affect or extend the BUYER’S obligation to execute the Act of Sale or otherwise affect any terms or conditions of
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this Agreement except as otherwise set forth herein. The BUYER shall supply the SELLER written documentation 77
from a lender that a loan application has been made and the BUYER has given written authorization to lender to 78
proceed with the loan approval process within (____) calendar days after the date of acceptance of this offer by 79
both parties. If the BUYER fails to make loan application, and to supply SELLER with written documentation of 80
that application and BUYER’S written authorization for lender to proceed with loan process within this period, the 81
SELLER may, at the SELLER’S option, elect, in writing, to terminate the Agreement and declare the Agreement 82
null and void, by giving the BUYER written notice of the SELLER’S termination. In the event the BUYER is not 83
able to secure financing, the SELLER reserves the right to provide all or part of mortgage loan(s) under the terms 84
set forth above. 85
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PRORATIONS/OTHER COSTS: Real estate taxes, flood insurance premium if assumed, rents, condominium 87
dues, assessments, and/or other dues owed to homeowners associations and the like for the current year are to 88
be prorated through the date of the Act of Sale. Act of Sale costs, abstracting costs, title search, title insurance 89
and other costs required to obtain financing, shall be paid by the BUYER, unless otherwise stated herein. All 90
necessary tax, mortgage, conveyance, release certificates or cancellations and the SELLER closing fees, if any, 91
shall be paid by the SELLER. The SELLER shall pay all previous years’ taxes, assessments, condominium dues, 92
and/or dues owed to homeowners associations and the like. All special assessments bearing against the Property 93
prior to Act of Sale, other than those to be assumed by written agreement, as of the date of the Act of Sale, are to 94
be paid by the SELLER. 95
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APPRAISAL: This sale is NOT conditioned on appraisal. This sale IS conditioned on the appraisal of the97
Property being not less than the Sale Price. The SELLER agrees to provide the utilities for appraisals and access. 98
If the appraised value of the Property is equal to or greater than the Sale Price, the BUYER shall pay the Sale 99
Price agreed upon prior to the appraisal. If the appraised value is less than the Sale Price, the BUYER shall 100
provide the SELLER with a copy of the appraisal within __________ (____) calendar days of receipt of same, 101
along with the BUYER’S written request for the SELLER to reduce the Sale Price. Within __________ (____) 102
calendar days after the SELLER’S receipt of such written documentation of the appraised value, the BUYER shall 103
have the option to pay the Sale Price agreed upon prior to the appraisal or to void this Agreement unless the 104
SELLER agrees in writing to reduce the Sale Price to the appraised value or all parties agree to a new Sale Price. 105
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DEPOSIT: Upon acceptance of this offer, or any attached counter offer, the SELLER and the BUYER shall be 107
bound by all terms and conditions of this Agreement, and the BUYER or the BUYER’S agent shall deliver within 108
72 hours, upon notice of acceptance of the offer, the BUYER’S deposit (the “Deposit”) in the amount of 109
$___________________________ or _____% of the Sale Price to be paid in the form of: 110
Cash $__________________________ Certified Funds $____________________111
Check $__________________________ Electronic Transfer (EFT) $_________112
The Deposit shall be held by. Listing Broker Selling Broker Third Party113
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DEPOSIT HELD BY THIRD PARTY: Louisiana Administrative Code Article Title 46, Part LXVII, Section 2717 requires that
funds received in a real estate sales transaction shall be deposited in the appropriate sales escrow checking account, rental
trust checking account or security deposit trust checking account of the listing or managing broker (“Broker”) unless all parties
having an interest in the funds have agreed otherwise in writing. I agree to have the Deposit related to this transaction to be
held by a third party and not in a sales escrow account maintained by the Broker. I understand that the Louisiana Real Estate
Commission may not have jurisdiction over those third parties holding the funds. I have read the attached addendum and
acknowledge the Broker is not legally required to disburse a security deposit in accordance with LAC 46:LXVII.2901 when a
third party holds the Deposit.
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Failure to deliver the Deposit shall be considered a default of this Agreement. If the Deposit is held by a Broker, it
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must be held in accordance with the rules of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission in a federally insured banking 115
or savings and loan institution without responsibility on the part of the Broker in the case of failure or suspension 116
of such institution. In the event the parties fail to execute an Act of Sale by date specified herein, and/or a dispute 117
arises as to ownership of, or entitlement to, the Deposit or funds held in escrow, the Broker shall abide by the 118
Rules and Regulations set forth by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. 119
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RETURN OF DEPOSIT: The Deposit shall be returned to the BUYER and this Agreement declared null and void 121
without demand in consequence of the following events: 122
1) If this Agreement is declared null and void by the BUYER during the inspection and due diligence period as set123
forth in lines 167 through 200 of this Agreement; 124
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2) If this Agreement is subject to the BUYER’S ability to obtain a loan and the loan cannot be obtained, except as126
stated in lines 72 through 85 of this Agreement, but only if the BUYER has made good faith efforts to obtain the 127
loan; 128
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3) If the SELLER declares the agreement null and void for failure of BUYER to comply with written document130
requirements as set forth in lines 80 through 85. 131
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4) If the BUYER conditions the Sale Price on an appraisal and the appraisal is less than the Sale Price and the133
SELLER will not reduce the Sale Price as set forth in lines 97 through 105 of this Agreement; 134
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5) If the BUYER timely terminates the Agreement after having received the leases or assessments, as set forth in136
lines 149 through 154 of this Agreement; 137
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6) If the SELLER is unable to timely deliver to the BUYER an approved sewerage and/or water inspection report139
as set forth in lines 202 through 211; 140
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7) If the SELLER chooses not to repair or replace the sewer system(s) as per the SEPTIC/WATER WELL142
ADDENDUM, and the BUYER terminates the agreement as a result thereof; 143
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8) If the SELLER chooses not to repair or replace the private water well system(s) as per the SEPTIC/WATER145
WELL ADDENDUM, and the BUYER terminates the agreement as a result thereof; 146
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LEASES/SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS: The sale is conditioned upon the BUYER'S receipt of a copy of all written 149
leases, excluding mineral leases, and unpaid special assessments from the SELLER within five (5) calendar days 150
of acceptance of the Agreement. Special assessments shall mean an assessment levied on Property to pay the 151
cost of local improvements imposed by local governmental/governing authority. The BUYER will have five (5) 152
calendar days after receipt of the aforementioned documents to notify the SELLER whether they are acceptable 153
to the BUYER. Security deposits, keys/access and leases are to be transferred to the BUYER at Act of Sale. 154
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NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION: If the property to be sold is completed new construction, under construction, or to 156
be constructed, check one: 157
A new home construction addendum, with additional terms and conditions, is attached.158
There is no new home construction addendum.159
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INSPECTION AND DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD: The BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SALE PRICE OF 161
THE PROPERTY WAS NEGOTIATED BASED UPON THE PROPERTY'S APPARENT CURRENT CONDITION; 162
ACCORDINGLY, the SELLER IS NOT OBLIGATED TO MAKE REPAIRS TO THE PROPERTY, INCLUDING 163
REPAIRS REQUIRED BY THE LENDER UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED HEREIN. THE SELLER IS 164
RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE PROPERTY IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME OR BETTER 165
CONDITION AS IT WAS WHEN THE AGREEMENT WAS FULLY EXECUTED. 166
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The BUYER shall have an inspection and due diligence period of (_____) calendar days, commencing the first
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day after acceptance of this Agreement wherein, the BUYER may, at the BUYER’S expense, have any 168
inspections made by experts or others of his choosing. Such physical inspections may include, but are not limited 169
to, inspections for termites and other wood destroying insects, and/or damage from same, molds, and fungi 170
hazards, and analysis of synthetic stucco, drywall, appliances, structures, foundations, roof, heating, cooling, 171
electrical, plumbing systems, utility and sewer availability and condition, out-buildings, and square footage. Other 172
due diligence by the BUYER may include, but is not limited to investigation into the property’s school district, 173
insurability, flood zone classifications, current zoning and/or subdivision restrictive covenants and any items 174
addressed in the SELLER’S Property Disclosure Document. All testing shall be nondestructive testing. The 175
SELLER agrees to provide the utilities for inspections and immediate access. Inspection period will be extended 176
by the same number of days that the BUYER is not granted immediate access to the property or all utilities are 177
not provided by the SELLER. If the BUYER is not satisfied with the condition of the Property or the results of the 178
BUYER’S due diligence investigation, the BUYER may choose one of the following options within the inspection 179
and due diligence period: 180
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Option 1: The BUYER may elect, in writing, to terminate the Agreement and declare the Agreement null and void; 182
or 183
Option 2: The BUYER may indicate in writing the deficiencies and desired remedies and the SELLER will within 184
seventy two (72) hours respond in writing as to the SELLER’S willingness to remedy those deficiencies 185
(“SELLER’S Response”). 186
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Should the SELLER in the SELLER’S Response refuse to remedy any or all of the deficiencies listed by the 188
BUYER, then the BUYER shall have seventy-two (72) hours from the date of the SELLER'S Response or 189
seventy-two (72) hours from the date that the SELLER'S Response was due, whichever is earlier, to: (a) accept 190
the SELLER'S Response to the BUYER’S written requests or (b) accept the Property in its current condition, or (c) 191
to elect to terminate this Agreement. The BUYER’S response shall be in writing. Upon the BUYER'S failure to 192
respond to the SELLER’S Response by the time specified or the BUYER’S electing, in writing, to terminate this 193
Agreement, the Agreement shall be automatically, with no further action required by either party, ipso facto null 194
and void except for return of Deposit to the BUYER. 195
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FAILURE TO GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE OF EITHER TERMINATION OR DEFICIENCIES AND DESIRED 197
REMEDIES TO THE SELLER (OR THE SELLER’S DESIGNATED AGENT) AS SET FORTH IN LINES 161 198
THROUGH 180 WITHIN THE INSPECTION AND DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD SHALL BE DEEMED AS 199
ACCEPTANCE BY THE BUYER OF THE PROPERTY'S CURRENT CONDITION. 200
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PRIVATE WATER/SEWERAGE: 202
There is/are __________ (____) private water system(s) servicing only the primary residence, and the attached203
private Septic/Water Addendum inspections shall include only the system(s) supplying service to the primary 204
residence. 205
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There is/are __________ (____) private septic/treatment system(s) servicing only the primary residence and207
the attached private Septic/Water Addendum inspections shall include only those systems supplying service to 208
the primary residence. 209
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There is NO private septic/treatment system(s) servicing only the primary residence.211
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HOME SERVICE/WARRANTY: A home service/warranty plan will / will not be purchased at the closing of213
sale at a cost not to exceed $________________ to be paid by the BUYER / the SELLER. Home Service214
Warranty will be ordered by ___________________________________________________________________. 215
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It is understood that the Agent/Broker may receive compensation from the home warranty company for actual
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services performed. The home service warranty plan does not warrant pre-existing defects and options, and does 217
not supersede or replace any other inspection clause or responsibilities. If neither the BUYER nor the SELLER 218
accepts the home service warranty plan, they declare that they have been made aware of the existence of such a 219
plan, and further declare that they hold the Broker and Agents harmless from any responsibility or liability due to 220
their rejection of such a plan. 221
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WARRANTY OR AS IS CLAUSE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHT OF REDHIBITION: (CHECK ONE ONLY) 223
A. SALE WITH WARRANTIES: The SELLER and the BUYER acknowledge that this sale shall be with full224
SELLER warranties as to any claims or causes of action including but not limited to redhibition pursuant to 225
Louisiana Civil Code Article 2520, et seq. and Article 2541, et seq. 226
B. SALE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES: The SELLER and the BUYER hereby acknowledge and recognize227
that the Property being sold and purchased is to be transferred in “as is” condition and further the BUYER does 228
hereby waive, relieve and release the SELLER from any claims or causes of action for redhibition pursuant to 229
Louisiana Civil Code Article 2520, et seq. and Article 2541, et seq. or for reduction of Sale Price pursuant to 230
Louisiana Civil Code Article 2541, et seq. Additionally, the BUYER acknowledges that this sale is made without 231
warranty of fitness for ordinary or particular use pursuant to Louisiana Civil Code Article 2524. The SELLER and 232
the BUYER agree that this clause shall be made a part of the Act of Sale. 233
C. NEW HOME WARRANTIES. Notwithstanding lines 223 through 233 and irrespective of whether A or B234
above is checked, if the Property is a new construction, the parties agree that neither A or B will apply but instead 235
the provisions of the New Home Warranty Act (LA R.S. 9:3141 et seq.) shall apply. The warranty of condition of 236
this Property is governed by the New Home Warranty Act if a home on the Property is a “home” as defined in the 237
New Home Warranty Act. 238
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MERCHANTABLE TITLE/CURATIVE WORK: The SELLER shall deliver to the BUYER a merchantable title at 240
the SELLER’S costs (see lines 244 through 246). In the event curative work in connection with the title to the 241
Property is required or is a requirement for obtaining the loan(s) upon which this Agreement is conditioned, the 242
parties agree to and do extend the date for passing the Act of Sale to a date not more than 243
_____________________________ (_____) calendar days from the date of the Act of Sale stated herein. The 244
SELLER’S title shall be merchantable and free of all liens and encumbrances except those that can be satisfied at 245
Act of Sale. All costs and fees required to make title merchantable shall be paid by the SELLER. The SELLER 246
shall make good faith efforts to deliver merchantable title. The SELLER’S inability to deliver merchantable title 247
within the time stipulated herein shall render this Agreement null and void, reserving unto the BUYER the right to 248
demand the return of the Deposit and to recover from the SELLER actual costs incurred in processing of sale as 249
well as legal fees incurred by the BUYER. 250
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FINAL WALK THROUGH: The BUYER shall have the right to re-inspect the Property within five (5) calendar 252
days prior to the Act of Sale, or occupancy, whichever will occur first in order to determine if the Property is in the 253
same or better condition as it was at the initial inspection(s) and to insure all agreed upon repairs have been 254
completed. The SELLER agrees to provide utilities for the final walk through and immediate access to the 255
Property. 256
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DEFAULT OF AGREEMENT BY THE SELLER: In the event of any default of this Agreement by the SELLER, 258
the BUYER shall at the BUYER’S option have the right to declare this Agreement null and void with no further 259
demand, or to demand and/or sue for any of the following: 260
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1) Termination of this Agreement; 2) Specific performance; 3) Termination of this Agreement and an amount262
equal to 10% of the Sale Price as stipulated damages. 263
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Further, the BUYER shall be entitled to the return of the Deposit. The prevailing party to any litigation brought to
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enforce any provision of this Agreement shall be awarded their attorney fees and costs. The SELLER may also be 265
liable for Broker fees. 266
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DEFAULT OF AGREEMENT BY BUYER: In the event of any default of this Agreement by the BUYER, the 268
SELLER shall have at the SELLER’S option the right to declare this Agreement null and void with no further 269
demand, or to demand and sue for any of the following: 1) Termination of this Agreement; 2) Specific 270
performance; 3) Termination of this Agreement and an amount equal to 10% of the Sale Price as stipulated 271
damages. 272
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Further, the SELLER shall be entitled to retain the Deposit. The prevailing party to any litigation brought to 274
enforce any provision of this Agreement shall be awarded their attorney fees and costs. The BUYER may also be 275
liable for Broker fees. 276
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MOLD RELATED HAZARDS NOTICE: An informational pamphlet regarding common mold related hazards that 278
can affect real property is available at the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html. By initialing 279
this page of the Agreement, the BUYER acknowledges that the real estate agent has provided the BUYER with 280
the EPA website enabling the BUYER to obtain information regarding common mold related hazards. 281
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OFFENDER NOTIFICATION: The Louisiana State Police maintains the State Sex Offender and Child Predator 283
Registry through the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information. It is a public access database of 284
the locations of individuals who are required to register pursuant to LA R.S. 15:540, et seq. The website for the 285
database is http://www.lsp.org/socpr/default.html. Sheriff and police departments serving jurisdictions of 286
450,000 also maintain such information. Inquiries can be made by phone at 1-800-858-0551 or 1-225-925-6100. 287
Send written inquiries to Post Office Box 66614, Box A-6, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70896. 288
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FLOOD HAZARD INFORMATION: 290
An informational website regarding flood hazards that can affect real property is available at the FEMA website 291
https://msc.fema.gov/portal. 292
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CHOICE OF LAW: This Agreement shall be governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of 294
the State of Louisiana. 295
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DEADLINES: TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE and all deadlines are final, except where modifications, changes, or 297
extensions are made in writing and signed by all parties to this Agreement. All “calendar days” as used in this 298
Agreement shall end at 11:59 p.m. in Louisiana. 299
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ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 301
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ROLES OF BROKERS AND DESIGNATED AGENTS: Broker(s) and Designated Agent(s) have acted only as 309
real estate brokers to bring the parties together and make no warranty to either party for performance or non-310
performance of any part of this Agreement or for any warranty of any nature unless specifically set forth in writing. 311
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Broker(s) and Designated Agent(s) make no warranty or other assurances whatsoever concerning Property
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measurements, square footage, room dimensions, lot size, Property lines or boundaries. Broker(s) and 313
Designated Agent(s) make no representations as to suitability or to a particular use of the Property, and the 314
BUYER has or will independently investigate all conditions and characteristics of the Property which are important 315
to the BUYER. The BUYER is not relying on the Broker or the Designated Agent(s) to choose a representative to 316
inspect or re-inspect the Property; the BUYER understands any representative desired by the BUYER may 317
perform this function. In the event Broker/Agent(s) provides names or sources for such advice or assistance, 318
Broker/Agent(s) does not warrant the services of such experts or their products and cannot warrant the condition 319
of Property or interest to be acquired or guarantee that all defects are disclosed by the SELLER(S). 320
Broker/Agent(s) do not investigate the status of permits, zoning, code compliance, restrictive covenants, or 321
insurability. The Broker(s) and Designated Agent(s) specifically make no warranty whatsoever as to whether or 322
not the Property is situated in or out of the Government’s hundred-year flood plan or is or would be classified as 323
wetlands by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or as to the presence of wood destroying insects or damage there 324
from. The BUYER(S) are to satisfy themselves concerning these issues. Designated Agent shall be an 325
independent contractor for Broker if the conditions as set forth in LA R.S. 37:1446(h) are met. 326
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LIST ADDENDA TO BE ATTACHED AND MADE A PART OF THIS AGREEMENT: 328
Contingency for Sale of the BUYER’S Other Property Addendum Private Water/Sewerage Addendum329
Condominium Addendum Deposit Held by Addendum330
FHA Amendatory Clause ___________________________331
New Construction Addendum ___________________________332
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If any of the pre-printed portions of this Agreement vary or are in conflict with any additional or modified terms on 334
blanks provided in this form or Addendum attached to this Agreement, the additional, modified or Addendum 335
provisions control. 336
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SINGULAR PLURAL USE: Wherever the word BUYER or the word SELLER occurs in this Agreement or is 338
referred to, the same shall be construed as singular or plural, masculine or feminine or neuter, as the case may 339
be. 340
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ACCEPTANCE: Acceptance of this Agreement must be in writing. This agreement may be executed by use of 342
electronic signatures, in accordance with the Louisiana Uniform Electronic Transaction Act. The original of this 343
Agreement shall be delivered to the listing Broker’s firm. This Agreement and any supplement addendum or 344
modification relating hereto, including any photocopy, facsimile or electronic transmission thereof, may be 345
executed in two or more counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same Agreement. 346
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NOTICES AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS: All notices, requests, claims, demands, and other communications 348
related to or required by this Agreement shall be in writing. Notices permitted or required to be given (excluding 349
service of process) shall be deemed sufficient if delivered by (a) mail, (b) hand delivery; (c) overnight delivery; (d) 350
facsimile, (e) email, or (f) other e-signature transmissions addressed to the respective addresses of the parties as 351
(a) written on the first page of this Agreement; (b) as designated below on lines 361 through 370; or (c) at such352
other addresses as the respective parties may designate by written notice. 353
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The BUYER and SELLER agree the use of electronic documents and digital signatures is acceptable and will be 355
treated as originals of the signatures and documents transmitted in the above referenced real estate transaction. 356
Specifically, the BUYER and SELLER consent to the use of electronic documents, the electronic transmission of 357
documents, and the use of electronic signatures pertaining to this Agreement, and any supplement addendum or 358
modification relating thereto, including but not limited to any notices, requests, claims, demands and other 359
communications as set forth in the Agreement. 360
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The BUYER further authorizes his or her agent to electronically deliver notices and other communications to 361
the email address he or she provided to his or her agent. Furthermore, the Buyer authorizes the Seller’s agent to 362
electronically deliver notices and communications to be delivered to the following address: 363
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BUYER’s Agent email address(es): ______________________________________________________ 365
The SELLER further authorizes his or her agent to electronically deliver notices and other communications to366
the email address he or she provide to his or her agent. Furthermore, the Seller authorizes the Buyer’s agent to 367
electronically deliver notices and communications to be delivered to the following address: 368
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SELLER’s Agent email address(es): _____________________________________________________ 370
The authorization contained in this Section is not an authorization for the Buyer’s agent to communicate directly 371
with the Seller or a Seller’s agent to communicate directly with the Buyer. 372
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CONTRACT: This is a legally binding contract when signed by both the SELLER and the BUYER. READ IT 374
CAREFULLY. If you do not understand the effect of any part of this Agreement seek legal advice before signing 375
this contract or attempting to enforce any obligation or remedy provided herein. 376
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ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties, and any other 378
agreements not incorporated herein in writing are void and of no force and effect. 379
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EXPIRATION OF OFFER: 381
This offer is binding and irrevocable until ______________, 20_____ at _____ AM PM NOON. The 382
Acceptance of this offer must be communicated to the offering party by the deadline stated on line 382 to be 383
binding and effective. 384
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Buyer’s / Seller’s Signature Date/Time AM PM Buyer’s / Seller’s Signature Date/Time AM PM 387
___________________________________________ __________________________________________ 388
Print Buyer’s/Seller’s Full Name (First, Middle, Last) Print Buyer’s/Seller’s Full Name (First, Middle, Last) 389
__________________________________________________________________________________________ 390
This offer was presented to the Seller Buyer by Day/ Date/ Time AM PM NOON 391
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This offer is: Accepted Rejected (without counter) Countered (See Attached Counter) by:393
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X__________________________________________ X__________________________________________ 395
Buyer’s / Seller’s Signature Date/Time AM PM Buyer’s / Seller’s Signature Date/Time AM PM 396
___________________________________________ __________________________________________ 397
Print Buyer’s/Seller’s Full Name (First, Middle, Last) Print Buyer’s/Seller’s Full Name (First, Middle, Last) 398
__________________________________________________________________________________________ 399
This offer was presented to the Seller Buyer by Day/ Date/ Time AM PM NOON
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