The term residential real estate in the legal world is used to describe all aspects of non-cmmercial real estate, including buying and selling homes, home construction, real estate financing, and more. In many states the buying and selling of residential real estate can take place without an attorney's assistance, however in others, an attorney is a mandatory party by law. This helps ensures the rights of the buyer and seller and adequately represented.
There are many reasons to hire a residential real estate attorney for your real estate needs. You do not necessarily have to be involved with any litigation to benefit from a qualified residential real estate attorney's counsel and assistance in a variety of matters including a real estate closing where a residential real estate attorney can protect you from costly mistakes, errors in the documents, errors in the figures and other problems that could lead to litigation or other expensive legal action.