BUYING & SELLING REAL ESTATE

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The process of buying property can be complicated. A recent report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describes real estate closings as confusing, stressful, time-pressured, and filled with delays. A settlement agent or title company will be involved in the closing. You have the right to choose who will provide those services. Choosing the right settlement agent is critical to avoiding these common complaints. Take control of the process by allowing one of our experienced real estate attorneys to serve as the settlement agent.

We help residential real estate clients with the following: 

  • Draft and review sales agreements

  • Conduct title searches

  • Assist for sale by owner (FSBO) sellers

  • Prepare deeds

  • Add names to and make changes to deeds

  • Review settlement statements and closing disclosures

  • Serve as a settlement agent or title company for real estate closings

  • Issue title insurance policies

  • Negotiate title and boundary disputes

  • Advise on condo and homeowner association rights and fees

  • Defend foreclosure notices and lawsuits

  • Advise on right of way matters

  • Fences, overhanging tree, and other boundary matters

  • Respond to zoning and municipal citations

  • Prosecute and defend real estate lawsuits

Buying a home is exciting, but it can be an extremely complicated process. Click below for a free toolkit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It's a booklet that can help you make better choices along your path to owning a home.

Throughout your home purchase, third parties—such as your real estate attorney and your mortgage lender—have performed services. Closing costs include the fees these professionals (as well as others) charge for these services to finalize the real estate transaction and your home loan. Click below to get an estimate of closing costs on your home purchase.