Property Histories: Why They Matter
Fresh out of college, I found a home to buy. The place was just what I wanted and even had room to add on in the years to come. After buying the property and moving in, I found out there were some problems with the title to the property. The result is that I spent several thousand dollars in order to get the mess squared away.
If I had consulted with one of the real estate attorneys in town first, the whole matter could have been avoided. Since that time, I've learned to never commit to a real estate deal without seeking legal help.
For anyone who is considering the purchase of a property, let me tell you why past title transfers and deed information is so important. Once you learn more about my experience, the idea of seeing an attorney will make perfect sense.
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