The “American Dream,” at least in part, is homeownership. To be in control of your own property, to make your mark on something completely your own; to decorate, repair, renovate, and simply enjoy a space made entirely for you and your loved ones. Home.
Whether you are a first-time home buyer, or a seasoned real estate investor, common concerns always arise:
- What are the terms of an Agreement of Sale for Real Estate?
- What do “conditions” and “contingences” mean within this contract?
- What happens if the sale falls through? Do I owe anyone money?
- What are my rights if the other party breaches the contract?
- Who pays my real estate agent? What did my contract with them say?
- How much should my earnest deposit be?
- When I purchase a piece of property, do I automatically get the gas and minerals too?
- Do I need a home warranty?
- What even happens at closing?
- I am buying a Condominium, who owns my roof?
- What happens if I don’t pay my HOA dues on time?
- What encumbrances are on the property?
- I have a shared driveway, who is responsible for the maintenance?
- What are closing costs? And how much will they be?
- Why is my lender requiring title insurance?
- Do I need title insurance of my own?
- Who should I choose to do my closing? How do I decide?
And this is just a small sampling of questions and concerns that can impact your real estate purchase. That is why Real Estate Attorneys exist; we are here to help you make sense of chaos, to provide you with legal guidance every step of the way.
Real estate clients receive legal representation in a variety of areas, such as:
- Drafting of Deeds, Easements, and Maintenance Agreements
- Agreements of Sale of Real Estate
- Opinions concerning Marketable Title
- Owners & Lenders Title Insurance
- Review & Explanation of Mortgage & Refinance Documents
- Closing & Settlement Services
- Tax Assessment Appeals & Zoning Variances
- Quiet Title Actions
- Adverse Possession Claims
- Breach of Real Estate Contract claims
- Residential & Commercial Leasing Agreements