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How to buy a house without an on-site visit

Video tours, a trustworthy agent, online neighbourhood recce, all help

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VIRTUAL VISIT: A screenshot of the Houzz app. A survey found that technology has made the buying process so comfortable that 21 per cent of homebuyers say they have made an offer on a house without seeing it first.

New York

FOR people who are relocating and cannot visit a property in person, technology has made the hurry-up buying process so comfortable that 21 per cent of homebuyers say they have made an offer on a house without seeing it first, according to a new survey from real-estate brokerage