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  • Home Buying Agent vs. Real Estate Attorney

    Purchasing a home will likely be the largest and most significant transaction of your life, which is why many people choose to hire a real estate agent to assist in the search and negotiate on their behalf. Real estate agents generally fall into two categories: home buying agents and home selling agents. Home buying agents […]

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  • What Do Real Estate Attorneys Do?

    So you’ve decided to take the big step of buying a home. It’s probably the biggest purchase and most expensive investment you’ll ever make. But it’s not a simple process. There are a lot of laws that are specific to real estate, with which most people aren’t acquainted. Just like hiring a real estate agent […]

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  • 8 Tips for Choosing A Foreclosure Attorney

    8 tips for choosing a foreclosure attorney Many homeowners fight foreclosure by hiring lawyers to represent them. Read on for eight tips for finding and selecting a foreclosure defense attorney, and what to expect. HUD is your bud Here’s the first bit of advice from lawyers: Before contacting a lawyer, call a HUD-certified housing counselor. […]

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  • New Construction Home Inspections: Are They Necessary?

    In the midst of the last recession that crippled the U.S. real estate economy, new construction home inspections virtually disappeared. For several years, there was too much available housing inventory at too low a price to make newly constructed homes competitive on cost. Essentially, buying a prebuilt house was more attractive to homebuyers than building […]

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  • 5 Things Your Real Estate Attorney Wishes You Knew

    Real estate attorneys aren’t always the most popular people on the block. Hey, I’m a lawyer, so I fully appreciate why some people don’t like us. We’re expensive, we’re often difficult to get a hold of, and when we do call you back, we don’t always tell you what you want to hear. Sometimes, we […]

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  • Property Dispute Lawyers

    What is a Property Dispute? A property dispute refers to any legal dispute involving real property, also known as real estate. Real property is immoveable property attached directly to the land. Real property includes single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, ponds, canals, and roads. Parties to Property Disputes Property disputes may involve the following parties, including but […]

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  • What Is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure?

    If you’ve heard about banks offering homeowners the option for a deed in lieu of foreclosure over a short sale, you might ask yourself why anybody would want to give a bank a deed to their home instead of going through the short sale process. Essentially, if the bank rejects your short sale, the bank […]

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  • Why You Need a Lawyer When You Buy or Sell a House

    Buying a home will probably be the largest and most significant purchase you will make in your life. It also involves the law of real property, which is unique and raises special issues of practice, and problems not present in other transactions. A real estate lawyer is trained to deal with these problems and has […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Short Sales and Foreclosures

    Short sales and foreclosures are two distinct types of transactions that share the common denominator of being distressed properties, which involve a mortgage lender. (They are not interchangeable terms — although most people don’t realize it, there is a distinction between the two.) Many home buyers start a search for short sales and foreclosures in […]

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  • The Legal Effects of a Real Property Easement

    Easement agreements often have legal effects that convey benefits to the easement company or person through the landowner that still retains the rights to the land and all property benefits. Knowing how these legal effects impact both parties is important before becoming part of the agreement and binding the legal contract to the land. Easements […]

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