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Working with a Lawyer When You Buy A Home

Buying a home is a big decision. It’s important to take your time and decide what type of home best suits your budget and lifestyle…a new or resale home, a single family home, condominium or co-operative. Your real estate agent will assist you in finding and viewing suitable homes, and guide you through the entire buying process. When you find a home you like, you begin with an Offer to Purchase. Your agent will prepare the offer and submit it on your behalf, but the agent’s loyalties are often divided between vendor and purchaser. It’s always best to have your lawyer independently review the offer on your behalf exclusively, before you sign it. If that’s not possible, your agent can make the offer conditional on your lawyer’s approval. Lawyers who specialize in real estate are often available outside office hours to review the Offer and suggest improvements to benefit you. Buying a property may be the biggest transaction of your life. Don’t take chances. Consult an independent real estate lawyer before you sign.

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Title Insurance

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Title insurance provides broad coverage for many of the risks associated with buying a home – problems that an up-to-date survey would reveal, zoning issues that would prevent you from living in your home, major work orders or bylaw violations against your property. Title insurance protects you should someone else claim an interest in or ownership of your property, and covers you for as long as you or your heirs own it. Title insurance also protects you should any outstanding liens or debts be discovered after your purchase. For a one-time premium, title insurance can cover a home owner for losses as a result of not having an up-to-date survey, having a property built too close to the lot line, or as a result of a fraudulent document registered on the title.

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