Frequently Asked Questions

What is co-buying?

Co-buying is purchasing a home with friends, family, investment partners, or a significant other. (Basically anyone you’re not married to.)

What does Pairadime do?

We create easy-to-use tools and resources that make buying a home with friends, family, or a partner simpler. We also use our network of co-ownership-savvy real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and attorneys to help aspiring buyers find local help that is experienced and knowledgeable.

Is Pairadime a real estate brokerage?

We have a full-service real estate brokerage in western Washington state. If you live elsewhere and are looking for a real estate agent, we’ll match you with one of our partner agents in your area.

Can I use the Pairadime Agreement Builder to make a legal contract?

Technically speaking, you could use a napkin to make a legal contract, but we don’t recommend it. Each state has its own laws around homeownership. The  Pairadime Agreement Builder walks you through important questions, then gives you a drafted document an attorney can use to create a contract in accordance with your state’s laws.

I live in (your city here). Can you connect me with a real estate professional?

If you live anywhere in the US or Canada, yes! We can connect you with a local real estate agent, mortgage broker, or attorney who is experienced in co-ownership.

How do you choose the real estate professionals you work with?

Many have come to us through a recommendation. Others we’ve found through research, and some have reached out to us through our site. In any case, we personally interview each potential partner to confirm their co-ownership experience before inviting them to join our partner network.

Why do you love co-ownership so much?

When people team up to buy homes together it increases financial and housing security, makes sustainable living easier, and supports stronger communities. Check out our blog post on the benefits of buying a home together to learn more.

If you don’t see your question here, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to answer it!