Choose experience when selecting a real estate lawyer

When you’re in the market for a new home or condo, you may have a lot of decisions on your mind — and one of them should be who your real estate lawyer will be, advises Hilborn & Konduros in Cambridge.

An experienced real estate lawyer can help the buying or selling of residential real estate go a lot smoother, so it’s best to connect with one early in the process. A lawyer is an unbiased professional who will ensure all legal procedures are being followed while helping to protect your interests.

Many buyers bring in a lawyer only at the last step (at closing) to finalize the paperwork, but a good lawyer can help you draft a conditional offer and ensure there aren’t any outstanding claims against the property you’re looking to purchase.

Even if you’re buying a new condo, you shouldn’t leave the transfer of large sums of cash to chance. Getting proper legal advice from Hilborn & Konduros, backed by 35 years of experience, can go a long way toward providing peace of mind and ensuring there aren’t any setbacks. A lawyer can help you if the seller — whether it’s a developer or a private vendor — suddenly puts new conditions on the transaction or demands money up front that wasn’t agreed upon before.

A lawyer will also provide title insurance, meaning you won’t run into an unfortunate situation where someone else makes a claim on your property. This step also checks to ensure the previous owner hasn’t incurred any liens that you’ll be left footing the bill for.

Buying a condo or any type of property takes a seasoned team of professionals to guide you. It is likely the single biggest investment in your life, so it makes sense to invest in the best and most experienced lawyers to make sure there are no nasty surprises.

To find out more about what Hilborn & Konduros offer, including injury claims, wrongful dismissal suits, or even buying or selling a business, call the law firm at 519-658-6341. The centrally located office is at 39 Queen Street West in Cambridge.