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Do you need an attorney to buy a house?

On Behalf of | Aug 20, 2021 | Real Estate Law |

For most East Brunswick area residents, buying a home is one of the biggest purchases they can make. Homes are hundreds of thousands of dollars and although most of the time the purchases go smoothly, there can be some serious issues that can arise in the home buying process. A person may wonder if they need an attorney to help them through the home buying process and there are many good reasons why hiring an attorney can be a good idea.

Because buying a home is such a huge purchase a home buyer may want to consider hiring an attorney for the process. There are many things a real estate attorney can bring to the table to make the process go more smoothly.

  1. An attorney can help a buyer by making sure the contract is legally binding, adheres to all laws, and addresses any specific issues with the property.
  2. Title searches. It is important that a home buyer makes sure the property does not have any encumbrance such as liens or judgements. An attorney can conduct a title search to reveal if the seller has the legal right to sell the property.
  3. Property transfers. If one of the parties is a corporation, trust or partnership the selling process can be tricky. An attorney understands these business relationships and can ensure the contract is legal.
  4. The real estate deeds need to be filed with the county and state levels and an attorney can make sure this is done properly.

Because buying a home is such a large purchase it can make good sense to hire an attorney who has experience with real estate. They know how the process works in New Jersey and will make sure the buyer is protected throughout the entire home buying process.