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I’m buying a house – should I hire a real estate attorney?

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A real estate attorney is your advocate when it comes to purchasing a home

b2ap3_thumbnail_Real-Estate-Attorney.jpgFor most people, their house is their biggest investment. It makes sense to hire a real estate attorney to ensure that you understand all aspects of your transaction with the seller and any regulations related to the purchase.

Homeowner Associations (HOAs)

Review of your covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) by an attorney can alert you to items you might be unfamiliar with. More important, it can keep you from buying a property that is already violating a CC&R -- thus avoiding liability toward the association or a neighbor later on. There may be restrictions (for example on flooring types, or pets, or turning your property into a rental unit) that you will wish you had known about!

Short Sales & Foreclosures

If you’re selling or buying a property as part of a short sale or foreclosure, additional assistance from an attorney may be beneficial in guiding you through the process. If you’re buying a property that was foreclosed on by the lender, you may need assistance with an unlawful detainer (eviction) action.

Litigation

Sometimes, real estate transactions just don’t work out. For instance, there may be title disputes, or a failure to disclose property defects, or problems with the transaction itself. You will need a real estate attorney to alert you to your rights, and help you enforce them.

Transaction Review

Sometimes you need a real estate attorney to assist with reviewing or drafting contracts. These can range from lease-to-own option agreements, rental documents, to documents memorializing agreements regarding property ownership to documents prepared by another party.

As always, if you have any questions regarding real estate law, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The Mlnarik Law Group, Inc. at (408) 919-0088 or john@mlnariklaw.com 

The Mlnarik Law Group, Inc., Real Estate Litigation Attorneys  

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