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How to avoid legal disputes when purchasing a new home 

On Behalf of | Dec 16, 2021 | Real Estate Transactions |

Purchasing a new home is an extremely exciting prospect. You have likely invested a lot of time, effort and finances into finding that perfect spot. With so much being invested, it is also worth taking some time to consider any potential pitfalls. 

Real estate transactions often go smoothly, but there are problems that can arise. Being aware of common legal disputes is the first step towards preventing them. Outlined below are some ways that you might avoid legal disagreements when purchasing a new home. 

Be sure of what you want

Sometimes, we can be more impulsive than rational when making decisions about the future. A new home may fulfill your dreams and ambitions upon the first viewing, but is that feeling sustainable? Before committing to any legally binding purchase agreements, you should ensure that you are certain about the property and area. Peace of mind can come from simply having another viewing or researching the schools and crime stats of the location you intend to move into. Once you are tied into a purchase agreement, it is not always so easy to get out of it. You may find yourself in a breach of contract dispute if you try to renege from the deal without good reason. 

Check the property condition

Sometimes, issues only come to light after a sale has been completed. This can cause a new buyer all kinds of problems, both in terms of finances and emotions. Discovering that a seller withheld vital information about the condition of the property can be infuriating as well as a justification for pursuing litigation. Make sure you have up-to-date information about the condition of the house and any potential issues. 

Purchasing a new home is a major decision that can greatly impact your future. When carrying out such a large transaction, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights in Massachusetts.