There are many reasons why you might want to work with a real estate attorney when you are buying a home. One of the best reasons is because of their skill level when it comes to closing.
Your attorney is skilled in real estate and can help make the entire process seem clearer to you. They are also familiar with contracts and paperwork related to buying a home, so that they can help you know what you’re signing and reading without leaving you feeling confused.
Do you need to work with a closing attorney?
While Florida law does not require you to have an attorney for the closing process, it’s a smart choice to hire one. The closing process can be complicated, especially if a mortgage is involved. You and the seller will need to present a number of documents at closing including:
- A real-estate transfer deed
- A certificate of nonforeign status
- A purchase and sale contract
- Closing statements
A closing attorney may not be necessary, but having one is in your best interests. They protect you throughout the home-buying process and can help with any problems that come up with the sale. For example, if there is a lien on the property, you can discuss it with your attorney and understand how that might affect your purchase.
Our website has more information on making a home purchase and why you should work with a real estate attorney. A good attorney makes the home buying process easier and more understandable, which is what all first-time, or repeat, buyers should want.