Timothy Dent | Ridgefield Real Estate, Redding Real Estate, Wilton Real Estate

When you think of buying or selling a house, the first thing that comes to mind may not be the legal aspects associated with the process. You may want to reconsider this rather boring part of the process as an important one. Hiring a lawyer can help both buyers and sellers to get through many hurdles that buying a home can present. 

The Contracts

There will be many negotiations and a lot of back and forth throughout the process of buying a home. Everything that’s involved with buying a home needs a contract for it to be legally binding. A real estate attorney will negotiate on your behalf and be sure that the contracts adhere to all state and local laws. The lawyer will also help you to address issues that may affect the future of the property such as botched inspections, liens against the home, and other items that could affect you as the home buyer. 

Title Search

Real estate attorneys will perform what is called a title search. This allows them to see if there are any outstanding liens or judgements against the house. This title search will also make sure that the seller has the right to actually sell the property that’s being sold. An attorney can do all of this much quicker than the average person since they have working relationships with title companies.

Transfer Of Property

If a property is being transferred through a corporation, trust, or partnership, things can get complicated. It’s good to have an attorney who is used to working with these complex situations and understands the legal boundaries within the state or municipality   that the property is in.

If You Choose Not To Have A Real Estate Attorney

Many times, a real estate attorney isn’t required to buy a property. It is advisable to have one, however. Without an attorney you increase your chances of problems arising in the future. You run the risk of:

  • Being sued for failure to disclose information
  • An improper property transaction takes place
  • You could miss relevant facts about the property
  • Failing to file the correct documents at both the state an local levels
  • Deeds are not transferred
  • Building permits weren’t correctly filed

The Takeaway

Having a real estate lawyer on your side is important due to the complex nature of property transactions. While some states require that an attorney be present throughout your property transaction, many states do not have this stipulation. You are smart to hire a competent real estate attorney to protect your own interests as either a buyer or a seller.

570 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877  

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Absolutely pristine 2 bedroom plus den townhome! Super convenient location - easy for commuting and minutes to downtown Ridgefield. The large, sunny living room is highlighted by a gas fireplace with custom mantle and French doors to a comfortable deck overlooking serene woods and gazebo. The updated granite and stainless kitchen with breakfast bar is open to the living room. There is also a formal dining room with peek-thru window to the kitchen and a powder room with Carrera marble. The upper level boasts a large master bedroom with double closets, a second bedroom, a master bath with Jacuzzi tub, travertine tile shower and double vanity plus laundry facilities. A den/playroom/3rd bedroom is located on the lower level with garage access

This listing was recently rented for $2,750.

27 Deer Hill Road, Redding, CT 06896  

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Spacious, open and contemporary ranch in quiet, wooded neighborhood that's convenient to all that Redding offers! Boasting ample room for everyone to spread out - includes bright eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances and center island. All rooms flow effortlessly from one to the next with large dining room, living room with woodstove and stone fireplace opening up to generous family room with walls of glass, tall ceilings and french doors leading you to private patio and views of your property. In addition, you have three good sized bedrooms, hardwood throughout, and an above the garage bonus room complete with full bath, wide plank flooring, wood stove, skylight and cedar closet - perfect for an in-law or au pair suite. The lower level has a rec room perfect for hanging out plus plenty of storage in the walkout lower level. Gorgeous, multi-tiered and level property that is private and wooded yet all of this can be found in a friendly, cul de sac neighborhood. Separate outdoor artist/writing cabin is only a short, peaceful stroll along a wooded path leading one to the creative or relaxation pursuits. Hiking and walking trails at the end of the road complete this Redding charmer. If you want to be close to the center of all of Redding's charms and benefits, 27 Deer Hill is the home for you!

This listing recently sold for $365,000.

183 Limekiln Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877  

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Lovely ranch home on wooded, 2 acre lot with giant, two story barn/workshop/2 car garage. House needs a little "hug", but this diamond in the rough has loads of potential in the highly coveted, Farmingville school district. Close to everything - shops, dining, commute and recreation. This home has good bones and lots of potential. You will find hardwood floors throughout, a wood burning fireplace in the living room, an older kitchen that easily allows for a clean canvas to create your dream kitchen. Two full baths and two half baths. Lots of room with over 2600SF of use-able space. Come see this gem now and begin your plans of making it your own!

A rare opportunity to enjoy 15.47 pastoral acres of meadowland which is being offered for the first time in over 80 years. This extraordinary Fairfield County property includes open fields, woods and extensive frontage on Mopus Bridge Road with access to the North Salem Bridle Trails. Bordering Westchester County and located on a charming country lane amongst multi-million dollar equestrian estates, it offers an excellent NYC commute for a full-time residence, weekend retreat or horse property. The main 1830 residence (2530 sq. ft.) as well as the 1100+ sq. ft. two-BR cottage with full basement are currently being rented with an annual combined income of $40,000. Subdivision possibilities; however 12 of the 15 acres are currently under farmland tax exemption. A tranquil country setting just minutes from Ridgefield's historic Main Street, I84, 684 and NYC train.

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