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Potential obstacles standing between you and closing on your home

Buying a home can be an exciting prospect for your Florida family, but there are various things that can happen to keep you from ultimately reaching your goal. Effectively preventing and dealing with the various challenges that can arise before closing is important in order to protect your legal and financial interests.

There is much more involved in real estate transactions than simply finding a house you want to buy. There are legal considerations you must address, as well as things you must do to ensure that you do not have to deal with any unnecessary financial ramifications and losses. Purchasing a home is an important step, and you would be wise to have legal guidance as you walk through this entire process.

Various potential obstacles

There are various ways that you could face difficulties and obstacles as you attempt to make it to closing on your new home. Some of the issues that you may have to deal with include the following:

  • Problems with the home inspection: In most purchase transactions, the lender will require an investigation of the home. This could reveal major and costly issues that could cost you a lot of money in the future.
  • Seller changes his or her mind: It is possible that the seller could back out before you get to closing. If you suffered any financial losses because of this, you may be able to seek compensation.
  • Issues with the lender: It can be devastating to learn that the lender will not pay some or all of the amount that you need to close on your home. This may happen if there are unexpected issues with the appraisal.

Every real estate transaction is different, and you may find it useful to have guidance to deal with the various challenges that may make your home-buying process more difficult.

How you can navigate roadblocks

The home-buying process is not always easy, but it is possible to deal with various roadblocks and eventually reach your goal. In the event that your financial interests are at stake, you would be wise to take quick action to learn about your options and how you can protect yourself from losses.

Many residential real estate transactions are straight forward, but that does not mean that yours will be. In addition to having a real estate agent, it is prudent to have the guidance of a legal ally in order to help you avoid and deal with any problems you may face before closing.

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  1. RATED BY Super Lawyers | Clifford C. Higby | Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
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  3. RATED BY | Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Kevin D. Barr | Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  4. Florida Justice Association The Florida Justice Association is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.
  5. The Florida Bar 1950 | Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar.
  6. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE The American Association for Justice, is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the United States. AAJ's stated mission is to "promote a fair and effective justice system."
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