I recently inherited some money and wish to buy a house (my first). I have tentatively concluded that the way to go is to buy a vacant lot (there are always some on Craigslist) and a prefab house.
As I'll be paying cash, I won't have a banker at my elbow to make sure the teas are dotted and the eyes crossed. This makes me nervous: there are unknown unknowns.
Presumably I can hire an expert. What is this expert's title?
Locale is Washington, USA.