September 10, 2014 “There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home.” – Kenny Guinn , Former Governor of Nevada Home buying is one of life’s more significant events. The American psychologist, Abraham Maslow, developed a hierarchy of innate human needs. He proposed that shelter or having a place to call home is one of the most fundamental physiological needs possessed by humans; that this desire to have a space or place to call our own comes from somewhere deep inside us. For many of us, buying our first home is a rite of passage. A sign to the others around us of a certain level of independence and maturity. As exciting as it is, buying a home also represents making one of the largest financial decisions you may ever make. Therefore it should be handled with insight and great care. When buying a home, there is a myriad of documents and contracts involved to make your home sweet home dreams a reality. While seemingly overwhelming, these documents help protect you as the buyer or seller of property or real estate and are not just a necessary, but beneficial part of the process. Many people will work with a real estate agent to assist with this part of the process, but there are substantial benefits that warrant working with an attorney with more than 40 years of experience in real estate planning. For example, in situations where fill-in-the-blank contracts fall short or you need to make a change with the tenant in a property you are purchasing or there is a legal encumbrance on the property or there are other legal problems related to the purchase of a home, a real estate attorney is going to be able to guide you through the process in ways a real estate agent may not be equipped to. For properties that represent a great financial investment or when you would prefer confidentiality, you will find a real estate attorney uniquely equipped to assist you and protect the investment you are making in your property or real estate purchase. You have an advocate. Dan Kellogg has spent over three decades by his client’s side as they negotiate to purchase or sell residential or investment real estate. His experience will be valuable throughout the preparation of the purchase or sale agreement, review of closing documents. If you’d like to discuss how Dan Kellogg can assist you, email him or call (425) 227-8700.