August 17, 2008 Mara Bushari

Smacking down tens of thousands of hard-earned dollars for a tiny piece of Boston real estate brings some people to rethink their finances. Once buyers realize how much it actually costs to purchase a home…yes, there are actually closing costs…they begin attempting to save money where ever possible. I would like to drive home the point that there are some things you should absolutely NOT skimp on. The most important is a great Boston real estate attorney. You are making what is most likely the largest purchase of your life (or at least it is pretty high on the list). A real estate attorney is there to protect you and your purchase. Wouldn’t you pay $1500 to protect the 5 percent desposit you plopped down at Purchase & Sale? I would and I did. As a seasoned agent, I have seen plenty of purchase and sale agreements. I also have seen great real estate attorneys save my clients’ backside when times got tough. Think of it as insurance.

 One other point…if you do not know a great attorney, ask your Accredited Buyer’s Representative. Don’t use the attorney your bank uses for their closing “because it is free”. Believe me, nothing is free. You can always ask that your mortgage company use YOUR attorney so you won’t incur a double charge, but not vice-versa. The bank’s closing attorney represents the bank, not you. Your attorney can do the paperwork for the bank, but represent you. Protect your investment…unless, of course, you can afford to kiss it goodbye.

Mara Bushari

Mara is a creative thinker and strategic marketer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and worked in international finance before joining The Bushari Team. Mara strives to exceed expectations. As Client Relations Specialist, she is a key facilitator in all team transactions, making the buying or selling process as stress-free as possible for the client. Mara learned many of her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills during her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she earned the “President’s Award” for exceptional service. In the military, Mara solidified her abilities to achieve top results in high pressure and time sensitive situations. In her spare time, Mara enjoys skiing, photography and writing.

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