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Buyer Overview: Buying a New Home in Florida


In the vast market of homes for sale in Florida, how do you find your home sweet home?

Whether you are a first time home buyer or simply looking to buy a new home, the process can be daunting. . You've seen some beautiful properties, but just thinking about all the steps between seeking and finding might make you anxious, if not down-right terrified. That's a normal response. In fact, anyone who tells you he or she cruised through the process fearlessly is probably either trying to impress you or is suffering from a bad case of denial!

Find a real estate attorney to guide you through the process to buy a home

 As you've seen, no two homes for sale in Florida are identical, and neither are any two buyers. So it stands to reason that no real estate transaction is going to be a generic, cookie-cutter deal. The truth is a lot of things have the potential to go wrong. And considering what's at stake—your money, your home, your peace of mind—consulting a real estate attorney who is familiar with the legal intricacies of homes for sale in Florida is one of the smartest things you can do for yourself and your family.  

Trust your spouse, your dog, your lawyer

 Your Florida real estate lawyer is the only person who represents your interests and your interests only in the home-buying process. You are his or her main agenda. Primarily, your attorney's job is to:
  1. Help you fully understand exactly what you're committing yourself to when you look at Florida Real Estate.

  2. Make sure that when the transaction is over, you get what you think you're agreeing to.

  3. Ensure that you are buying a house from the right person—one who doesn't have "baggage" that could harm you down the road.


The Fund: Supporting Over 6,000 Real Estate Attorneys in Florida

The Fund was created in 1948 in Orlando, Florida. We support over 6,000 attorneys in Florida who practice real estate law. We're not a public corporation. We're not owned by a conglomerate. Our aim is to help buyers and sellers of homes in Florida. We're here to support the Florida real estate practices of our attorney members and their protection of you, the public. With over 60 years in the Florida real estate profession, we have seen it all, and we'd like to share what we've learned with you.


Let's go!

 From this point on, we'll show you the "big picture" of looking at homes for sale in Florida by giving you "mini-snapshots" of each step in the process. We know legalese isn't your first language, so we promise to cover all the issues in plain English.