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Living in one state and buying property in another, from which state should I use a lawyer?

IF I live in Alabama and want to buy a property in Georgia or Tennessee, could I use a lawyer in my state to review the Sale Agreement, or it's better that the lawyer be in the state where the property exists?
  • December 08 2012 - Crown Heights
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Definately hire an attorney in the area you decide to purchase. Ask your agent to give you a few names. Interview them and don't be shy about asking what their fee will be.

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You always want to get a lawyer in the state you are purchasing in because that lawyer should be knowledgeable of that states real estate laws.
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If you are buying in Georgia or Tennessee I suggest you find a real estate attorney in those states, maybe your buyer agent can recommend a few.  For the closing in AL use a local one.  Good luck!

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I agree. Get an attorney in the state the new house is.
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Since laws vary state to state, you should hire an experienced real estate attorney in the state where the property you are buying is located. 
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