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Why you need an attorney when buying or selling real estate
Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments that most people will ever make. Many are either purchasing a home for the first time, refinancing their existing home or investing in rental properties. There are many aspects of real estate that are intricate and complicated even to the savvy investor.
Hiring an attorney to represent you is one of the best and cost effective ways to protect you and your investment. Just as you want an inspector to review the physical building, you should want an attorney to review the title and all related legal documents.
At Barry Miller Law, our team of attorneys work directly with you to ensure you are protected, informed and that your transaction is completed correctly.
How we protect you
- Not all title insurance policies are the same. We automatically remove the standard exceptions when there is a survey and other affidavits signed at closing.
- Many properties have restrictive covenants from homeowners associations,condominiums or plats. An attorney can review these documents to advise you if they will impair your plans for the property.
- The budgets & capital reserves of a homeowners or condominium association should be reviewed in conjunction with the physical state of the property. Are there adequate funds available?
- Your contract should be reviewed to ensure that all language is explicit and clear as to the rights and duties of both the buyer and seller, if so then the transaction will go smoother.