Title Insurance And Closing Representation In Evansville And Southwest Indiana

“We can save money by taking care of the paperwork ourselves” is one of the most dangerous things buyers of real estate can say. Unfortunately, most people overestimate the cost of hiring a real estate attorney while simultaneously underestimating the amount of damage they can do during their DIY real estate transaction. The purchase of a home is likely the largest transaction you will enter in your lifetime and should not be handled without the help of a knowledgeable attorney.

Get Things Right Before You Buy

Negotiating the price of your property is one of the most crucial elements of your real estate or title transaction. If your potential home is appraised at less than the list price, you may fear that negotiating a lower price will cause the deal to fall through or simply be uncomfortable engaging in a negotiation on your own. You can rely on a lawyer to handle the negotiations and be the “bad guy” so you can keep your hands clean and move forward with a fair price. On the flip side, if the sellers won’t negotiate in good faith or you simply grow tired of them, your lawyer can break the news to them that you are no longer interested in their home.

Protect Your Legal Rights And Your Future

At its core, a real estate transaction is a legal contract with extensive ramifications for your legal rights and your financial future. Seemingly small mistakes or oversights during the inspection or bidding process can haunt you for decades. It is best to slow down, take a breath and hire an attorney to look over every aspect of your transaction. Your attorney can identify potential issues and resolve them now before they cause you problems in the future. This includes looking for any liens that may be tied to the property you are considering buying. These liens must be paid off before you can take ownership of the home, and their presence lowers the value of a property. Your lawyer can make sure that you are not on the hook for any liens and that the costs of resolving them come out of the seller’s cut of a market value sale.

Hire A Real Estate Closing And Title Lawyer

Can you afford a lawyer for your transaction? At Johnson, Carroll, Norton & Kent P.C., we think it is safe to say that you cannot afford to be without one. Call 812-205-2661 to schedule a consultation. Our law office is in Evansville, three blocks off the Lloyd Expressway.