When you buy a home, you probably have a real estate agent, and your seller probably has their own real estate agent as well. Do you really need a real estate attorney as well? You may be surprised to learn that yes, a real estate agent is necessary for your transaction. Without an attorney to look over your financial paperwork, you risk falling victim to unfair mortgage arrangements. You also risk buying the home without discovering that there's a lien or other claim on the title that you didn't know about, which could potentially complicate your ownership of the home.
I've spent time working in the real estate field, and I think real estate attorneys are vitally important. I started this blog to discuss the various legal issues you may come across when buying a home.