In New York, a residential contract of sale can be signed electronically. For example, the signature can be transmitted via e-mail in pdf, via facsimile, or via DocuSign. The closing documents, however, such as the deed, transfer tax forms, mortgage and note, may require an original “wet ink” signature before a notary public.
*Thank you for taking the time to read this article. This article is part of our “From Contract to Closing; Demystifying NY Residential Real Estate” Series. Other aspects of residential real estate transactions in New York are discussed in other Parts of this series.
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