You probably wouldn't think to hire a lawyer when you buy your groceries. Even when you make a larger purchase, such as an appliance or a vehicle, you typically do so without consulting an attorney. So, shouldn't it be the same when you buy your home?
Purchasing a home can be an exciting time, but it can also be intimidating and overwhelming. You would be right to seek advice, and you probably have many friends and family members who would willingly offer their words of wisdom. However, because the purchase of a home involves many legal issues that could affect you beyond the settlement date, North Carolina requires home buyers to have an attorney present at closing. Having an attorney could benefit you during the purchase process and in the long run.