REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, have landlord and tenant concerns, or have a boundary dispute, having a lawyer in your corner is critical to the success of any real estate law issue. We handle over 2,500 real estate matters annually.  With more than 25 years of experience handling real estate closings and litigation, our experienced real estate lawyers know what it takes to ensure that your rights are protected. From our headquarters in Pittsburgh and our network of affiliated offices throughout Pennsylvania, we assist Pennsylvania clients with all real estate concerns.

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Clover Lane Settlement Services is a real estate title agency providing clients with the smoothest closing experience possible.

Michael Fiffik, Esquire and Susan Green teamed up to create Clover Lane Settlement Services because after years of working as an approved attorney for various title companies, Michael found that having his own title agency would help eliminate pain points throughout a transaction.

With almost 40 years of combined experience in the real estate settlement and property management businesses, Michael and Susan are well adept at achieving clean, seamless transactions, whether they be for $10,000 lots, $20 million corporate deals, or anything else in between.

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

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.

HOW WE CAN HELP

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.

 
 

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Commercial property makes for quite a significant investment market. Our experience goes beyond residential properties; we help our clients navigate the tricky world of renting, owning, and leasing commercial properties. At Fiffik Law Group, we will help you through the process with ease. Our real estate attorneys have a lot of experience when it comes to buying/selling commercial property.  

Commercial property is used for non-residential activities such as hotels, office space, retail shops, industrial buildings, public facilities, etc. Similar to residential property, the owner can operate a business from the commercial property they own or lease some or all of the space to tenants. This makes commercial property quite a significant investment market. Our expertise goes beyond residential properties; we help our clients navigate through the tricky world of renting, owning, and leasing commercial properties.

Our team of real estate attorneys has been approved by:

  • the First American Title Guaranty Company

  • Fidelity National Title Company

  • Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

  • Chicago Title Insurance Company

  • Conestoga Title Insurance Company.