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“What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” — And Other Truths For First-Time Homebuyers

People say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that simply isn’t true — especially when you’re buying a home.

The reality is that many first-time homebuyers wish they had done more research and asked more questions prior to completing the transaction.

Whether you’re talking to a real estate agent, a mortgage broker or a contractor planning to renovate your house, simply paying attention to the conversation isn’t enough. It is important to ask questions — and to ask the right questions.

If you’ve already purchased a home and you suspect there are defects, you may still have options for recovering your losses.

As you can imagine, defects and damage can take many forms in a home. The problem could be a leaky roof, rotten wood beneath the exterior, water damage in the floors or bad electrical wiring.

All of these issues can not only devalue a seemingly beautiful and well-maintained home; there could be serious safety hazards that put you and your family at risk.

So what are the legal options for holding the responsible parties accountable?

Contact a law firm with extensive experience in handling construction defect claims and property insurance claims for homebuyers.

For more than 20 years, the Seattle-based attorneys of Levy – von Beck & Associates have represented homeowners, condominium associations and commercial building owners who have found construction defects in their homes or buildings.

In these matters, the importance of having experienced legal counsel from the very start cannot be overstated. Multiple steps are involved in seeking a remedy, and no two cases are the same. An experienced lawyer can analyze your situation, explore every available option for recovery, and guide and represent you throughout the process.

To learn more, please see our overview of construction defects and property insurance claims.

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