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I am looking to purchase my first home and am wondering what the average attorney fees are for home closings in the Fairfield County area of CT. Is it usually a fixed cost or do some attorneys charge by the hour?
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This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The post is only an opinion. You should speak to an attorney for further information. The poster is licensed only in CT & NY. If this post is useful to you, please remember to upvote it.
Hi norah, Attorneyhand is in the ball park but not in complete in disclosure.In Fairfield County with contract work, closing documents, title search and miscellaneous items the charges run more in the $1250 to $1850.00....In the rest of the State the Realtors do the majority of the contract work and the attorneys do the title search and closing documents. Attorneys in these areas normally run $850 to $1250.Also, in the interest of full disclosure, the buyer's attorney also represents the title insurance company and receives upwards of 70% of the title insurance charge as agent for the title company.What is most important no matter what area you are looking in is that you have a good REALTOR and an attorney who is well experienced as a :REAL ESTATE" attorney. Real Estate law in Connecticut has many quirks and allowances in the normal course outlined in the attorney's "Practice Book". Attorneys who are not specifically "Real Estate Attorneys" are usually not familiar with the major differences from normal contact law.
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