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3 tips for first-time homebuyers

Buying a home may seem too daunting. You might feel tempted to continue to rent or simply buy the first house you see within your price range. While there are certainly challenges, it does not have to be quite that scary. You just need to ask the right questions, follow smart tips and get the right help. 

The homebuying process can feel chaotic with offers and counter-offers. But if you prepare for the paperwork and some stress, you can make it through with your sanity intact. Here are some top things you should consider as you pursue your dream of buying a home

Do you need an attorney to create a will?

The easiest aspect of estate planning is creating a will, and the law does not require you to draft it with legal assistance in order for it to be valid. This begs the question: do you really need to hire an attorney to make your will?

You may think doing it yourself will save you time and money, but in the long run, it will not. Mistakes can lead to delays and additional fees. Your best bet is to have an estate planning lawyer help you for the following reasons.

  1. Make sure your will is thorough. A good attorney will get to know the details of your financial and familial circumstances to ensure your will includes everything it needs to. Including all details will reduce the likelihood of any disputes.
  2. Ensure your will is valid in court. If you do not create your will correctly, it will not hold up in court, and then the state of New Jersey will have the ultimate say in what happens to your estate. An attorney will guide you through the process to prevent you from making any mistakes, such as not having two witnesses sign the document or having an oral will.
  3. Go through the probate process. A lawyer is most suited to probate your will. Using the same attorney from the very beginning also means the person will be familiar with your wishes and know how you want your estate administered.
  4. Take care of litigation. In the event any family members dispute your will, your lawyer can handle it to protect your wishes. Your will need not be a source of contention during the already difficult time of your passing.

5 reasons you should get a home inspection before you buy

Congrats on buying a new home! When you find the perfect location, neighborhood and floor plan, it is always a rush to sign on the dotted line and buy the house. In your rush, you may overlook basic problems with the house because you are so excited about the bigger benefits. This is why a home inspection is valuable. A professional comes in and looks closely for issues that may be serious down the road that may not be visible to the untrained eye.

How to choose a real estate agent

When you buy or sell a home or another property, you rely on the advice and services offered by a number of professionals. One of the most vital of these is the realtor you choose to work with. Selecting a trustworthy real estate agent is vital to the success of your transaction, so you should pay attention to a few key details while considering candidates. The following four criteria can help you find the right realtor for your needs.

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