Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into a property is definitely not for the faint of heart. And while real estate is often fraught with complications, you should not have to endure serious defects or undisclosed issues that end up costing you time, money, and energy. Many residential homebuyers don’t even think about hiring an attorney to represent them during the house shopping and sale process, but it can actually be a great investment. If you are considering buying a home in the East Bay, here are a few reasons why bringing a lawyer on board could be one of the best things you can do:
- They can help you avoid troubled properties
Too often, buyers don’t know what they’ve gotten themselves into until after the contracts have been signed and the keys are in their hands. But with a savvy real estate lawyer, you are much more likely to spot bad investments and be able to anticipate problems with a particular property ahead of time. Working with someone who knows the market and can navigate the fine print can save you thousands in the long run.
- They can identify who is to blame
If you come across a defect or other problem with your new house, it can be hard to tell who the liable party is. Whether you are dealing with poor construction, safety issues, environmental contamination, or something else, an attorney should be able to help you identify the person or company that is responsible for that problem. Avoid the guesswork and/or unhelpful accusations with a good lawyer.
- They can litigate on your behalf
Sometimes, real estate problems don’t show up right away, and you discover some major error or defect down the road. You should not have to invest your hard-earned money in fixing someone else’s problem that they failed to disclose during the sale. With a good Bay Area real estate attorney, you will be able to file suit against the responsible party, remediate the issue, and get compensated for your troubles.
Real estate law is often complicated and filled with fine print, and you deserve to know exactly what you’re getting in to when you buy a home. At Thomas C. Tagliarini Attorney At Law, we can help you with issues like failure to disclose, construction defects, contract disputes, and other real estate legal problems. Reach out to us today and ask for your free initial consultation!