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Gardiner, New York, 12525

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Willow Realty 
120 Main Street 
Gardiner, NY 12525 


Using an Attorney

The process of buying a home has become increasingly complex. Retaining an experienced real estate attorney from the beginning is one option you might consider to ensure that you avoid costly mistakes throughout the process.

When you contact an attorney, be sure to inquire about the fee arrangement and ask questions about that attorney's experience in handling real estate matters. Your real estate attorney will be the glue that holds the complex process together. Some of the things, among others, an attorney will or might do include:

  • Giving you an overview of the process and his or her role in that process. Your contract to purchase will also be reviewed and explained.

  • Discussing timing and possession issues, including matters related to your current lease if you are renting.

  • Examining the title commitment and survey to determine that you are purchasing the property contracted for, without encumbrance or title defects you have not agreed to accept.

  • Explain contract contingencies, if any, and monitor deadlines to make sure that those contingencies are met.

  • Verify and explain tax proration and other closing figures.

  • Atend the closing to ensure compliance with the contract and to review the loan documentation form compliance with your loan agreement.

  • Much of your attorney's work will be behind the scenes, making numerous telephone calls; to the seller's attorney, the bank attorney, as well as the members of your team; to ensure that all the wheels are turning to move your purchase forward.

Also of consideration is the fact that no attorney is going to do all of this for free. You wil pay a fee for these services. I have an excellent system in place to help monitor the entire process.

I can recommend some local Attorneys; however the selection of an Attorney is entirely your choice.


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