North Carolina General Statutes § 47-119.1 Form of memorandum for contract to purchase real estate

A contract to convey real estate may be registered by registering a memorandum thereof which shall set forth all of the following:

(1)        The names of the parties thereto.

(2)        A description of the property which is subject to the contract.

(3)        The expiration date of the contract.

(4)        Reference sufficient to identify the complete agreement between the parties.

The memorandum may be in substantially the following form:


__________________ COUNTY



(Name and address of person contracting to sell real estate)



(Name and address of person contracting to purchase real estate)

have entered into a contract to sell and purchase the following property:


(Here describe property)

This contract provides for a closing date of the _____day of _______, ________.

The provisions set forth in a written contract to convey real estate between the parties dated the _____ day of ________________, __________, are hereby incorporated in this memorandum.

Witness our hand(s) and seal(s) this _______ day of ______________, ______



[Acknowledgement notarial certificate by all parties, as provided by applicable law in order to register in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the property is located.]

The titles of the contract and the parties thereto, as contained in the original written contract, may be substituted in lieu of the above references.  (2011-351, s. 1.)

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