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    What is the lawyer's role in a purchase transaction?
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    The lawyer's role consists of obtaining the necessary title and legal searches to ensure you receive clear title to your property, free from encumbrances. The lawyer also communicates with the mortgage company to obtain, prepare and register your mortgage documentation. The lawyer will explain the different ways to take title to your property (joint tenancy or tenants in common), explain what title insurance is and why you may wish to obtain coverage. The lawyer will ensure you understand fully all of the documentation you will be executing to complete your purchase transaction. The lawyer is also required for the exchange of closing documentation, funds and keys as well as for the registration of your title documentation. The lawyer will provide written reports to the mortgage company and the client upon completion of the transaction.

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