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DO I REALLY NEED A LAWYER FOR MY CLOSING?

Far be it from me to answer that question. Too much self interest to be objective or unbiased. But here is a cautionary tail from Sunny Florida that might (or might not) persuade:

"Bill Prekker has been planning to build his retirement home on land he owns in Cape Coral for the better part of three decades.

Then, he discovered someone else had already built a home on his property, and the 1,900-square-foot residence has been there for 11 years."

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