Legal Counsel For Buying Real Estate
Many people do not even consider hiring an attorney to represent them when it comes time to buy a home. However, real estate is often the most significant investment a person will ever make. It is important to have someone on your side who can identify and address potential legal issues that arise when buying real estate.
I am Paul R. Idlas, an attorney with a law office in Grayslake, Illinois. I have extensive experience representing buyers in residential real estate transactions. To find out how I may be able to help you and to schedule an initial consultation, call me today at 847-986-8862.
Do I Need A Lawyer To Buy A Home?
The short answer to this question is, no. You are not required by law to have an attorney present when purchasing real estate. Many purchase agreements consist of page after page of standardized, fill-in-the-blank forms. However, few people take the time to actually read these forms and even less could explain exactly what the terms of the contract entail. While real estate agents can be effective negotiators, they cannot make any decisions when it comes to legal matters. That is where an attorney becomes essential.
I can review all paperwork related to your purchase, review the title to ensure that you are not surprised by any unforeseen encumbrances or easements, and provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your interests will be protected when making this type of significant purchase.