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Working with a real-estate attorney: Protecting your rights

| Apr 17, 2020 | Firm News, Residential Real Estate |

You’ve been looking at homes for quite a while, and you’ve finally found one that you think you want to buy. Before you do, it would be a good idea to reach out to your attorney to talk about the steps you can take to protect yourself.

Having an attorney there to represent you throughout the property transaction is a smart choice. Why? They know the state laws and what to do to help protect you. You can be represented when you want to buy:

  • A single-family home
  • A town home
  • Condo units
  • Undeveloped lots

…and other kinds of real estate.

What can your real estate attorney do for you?

To start with, your real estate attorney can help you negotiate or review a sales contract. Your attorney may also be able to assist you with:

  • Ordering title insurance
  • Examining a title
  • Analyzing a settlement sheet
  • Reviewing inspection reports
  • Reviewing disclosures made by the seller

Your attorney can also go with you to the home closing to make sure everything goes smoothly. They are there specifically to look out for you, which means that they will let you know if there is a part of a contract that doesn’t make sense or that puts you at a disadvantage. They’ll help you understand the home’s title or deed, verifying that the home can be sold and that this is a legal purchase.

Working with your attorney is a good way to look after your own best interests. On our website, you can find more information about working with a real-estate attorney when you’re ready to purchase a home or other property. Having someone on your team is essential to protecting your rights and your purchase.

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