Do I Need A Lawyer To Buy A Home?
Laws vary by state. Some states require a lawyer to assist in several aspects of the home buying process while other states do not as long as a qualified real estate professional is involved.
In Florida, although a lawyer is not required, you may want to hire a lawyer to help prepare your contract, oversee your inspection process and coordinate your closing with all of the parties involved in the transaction.
A lawyer can help you maintain control of the transaction and assist you with the closing process; a process that often is accompanied by unexpected hurdles.
Your real estate agent may be able to recommend a lawyer. If not, ask friends or relatives who they have used, and, of course, please consider Ballaga & Freedman, LLP.