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Real help for avoiding problems with real estate transactions

The decision to buy or sell a house is a major legal and financial decision, one that can have a serious impact on personal finances for decades to come. Because of the long-reaching impact of a transaction of this magnitude, you would be wise to work actively to avoid potential problems and eliminate complications at every step.

Most people see the importance of having the assistance of a realtor, but few see how important it can be to have a real estate attorney as well. Even a seemingly straightforward transaction can become complicated, and you could certainly benefit from knowledgeable guidance as you deal with real estate contracts.

What could possibly go wrong?

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the answer to this question can essentially be anything and everything. From problems with the terminology of a contract to hidden issues with the property itself, you never know what might happen. One of the most practical ways to shield yourself from unnecessary issues is to have your lawyer carefully review a purchase agreement, helping you avoid issues related to the following:

  • Potentially unlawful alterations made to the property
  • Future changes planned for the property after purchase
  • Termites, asbestos or other hazards found after thorough inspection
  • Hazardous waste found on the property
  • Legal or financial consequences in case the closing does not actually take place

By ensuring that the terminology is clear and that you have full protection of your financial and legal interests before signing, you could greatly benefit from having a legal opinion regarding your purchase or sale agreement. Practicing extreme caution regarding any contract could help you avoid financially damaging issues in the future and other delays that may stand between you and the final closing.

When much is at stake, do not go it alone

Buying a home or selling a residential property is a choice that will affect you and your family for years. When there is much on the line, it is critical not to go it alone, but you may find it greatly beneficial to have a knowledgeable legal ally working on your behalf start to finish.

Unlike other Massachusetts home buyers who simply walk through the process of buying or selling a home and hope for the best, you can be proactive regarding your rights. By securing the help of an experienced real estate attorney from the very beginning of the process, you can move forward with confidence regarding your security and future.

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