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How can a lawyer help you before it’s time to buy a home?

On Behalf of | May 13, 2021 | Firm News |

Buying a home is an important decision. Before you purchase real estate in Connecticut, it’s a good idea to have a lawyer in your corner. With that said, it’s understandable to wonder what type of help lawyers can provide in this situation. To help you out, here are a few things lawyers take care of for clients purchasing real estate.

Negotiating on behalf of clients

In most cases, purchasing a home involves negotiating with another party. However, for various reasons, you might find this experience to be uncomfortable. Fortunately, a lawyer can help you with negotiating with other parties. Lawyers can also verify that the contract you’re signing adheres to the laws of your state.

Filing paperwork

Another aspect of the home purchasing process is filing a real estate deed. In most cases, you’ll need to file this deed at both state and county levels. Fortunately, an attorney can take care of this quickly. An attorney can also look at regulations to ensure that you can properly file your deed.

Ensuring your property has a clean title

One of the most important parts of buying real estate is ensuring the house you want has a clean title. A clean title is free from any liens or judgments. While it’s possible to do title searches by yourself, attorneys can typically do this much faster. Plus, an attorney can help you with how to proceed if a title isn’t clean.

Preventing discrimination

In many cases, buying a home should be a relatively easy experience. Unfortunately, buying a home becomes much more difficult while you deal with discrimination. There are many laws in place that make it illegal to discriminate against home buyers.

In closing, lawyers can provide lots of help when you’re preparing to buy a home. Lawyers can assist you with negotiating, filing paperwork, checking titles, and preventing discrimination from a seller. Before you buy a new home, consider hiring a real estate attorney.