You’ve been looking for a home for months, and you’ve finally found one that you think you can settle on. It looks exactly what you’d envisioned, and the interior is the right size for your family. It may need a little work, but as long as it’s all cosmetic, you’re prepared to take it on.
The owner of the home has said many times what great shape the home’s in, so you want to believe them. Before you do, make sure you consider having an inspection performed and include the need for an inspection in your contract when you make an offer. Your attorney can help you seek an inspection and go over the report, so you know if you’re obligated to purchase the home or if the inspection says enough negatives to allow you to withdraw your offer.
Why work with a real estate attorney if you already have a realtor?
Your attorney can help you avoid many of the common problems people face when buying a home if you discuss your purchase with them before you invest. They will go over contracts with you as well as help you understand a purchase agreement.
Your attorney will also help you with title searches and the closing so that you can make sure you get the home you want, in the condition you want, without any major hang-ups.
Our website has more information on working with a real estate attorney and why that may be a good way to minimize the risk to yourself when you’re making a major investment. Your attorney will be there for you and can be a great help in protecting you as you look forward to making an investment.