Of course, you will need to hire a title attorney to handle the title research and deed transfer once you have a contract with a seller.
I included a link to our First Time Buyer Book, which spells out the most important parts of the process. Have a great day!
An attorney is not required. I would recommend that you review a standard contract and gauge your level of comfort with the terminology. Also make sure you interview a real estate pro who is very familiar with local requirements and addendums for your area and home type.
Michael Grace is an attorney with Sage Title and has always taken the time to answer any questions a buyer may have throughout the purchase.
Hope that helps.