REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATION

If you are a Seller, Buyer, Realtor or Lender, you need excellent legal representation when dealing with Real Estate, your largest single investment.

Real estate or real property is land and the buildings on it. Real estate law governs who may own and use the land.

This simple concept includes a wide range of different legal disciplines. Real estate may be either residential or commercial. It can be owned by one person but used by another through rental arrangements.

Land can be bought or sold, and due to its high value, there are many local laws that ensure real estate transactions are properly performed and recorded.

Land may also pass between family members through estate planning or may be owned by more than one person.

Finally, state and local governments have rules concerning the purposes for which land may be used — for example, each plot of land must be used according to local zoning laws, and landowners may not damage the surrounding environment.

Real estate or real property is land and the buildings on it. Real estate law governs who may own and use the land.

This simple concept includes a wide range of different legal disciplines. Real estate may be either residential or commercial. It can be owned by one person but used by another through rental arrangements.

Land can be bought or sold, and due to its high value, there are many local laws that ensure real estate transactions are properly performed and recorded.

Land may also pass between family members through estate planning or may be owned by more than one person.

Finally, state and local governments have rules concerning the purposes for which land may be used — for example, each plot of land must be used according to local zoning laws, and landowners may not damage the surrounding environment.

What do real estate lawyers do?
A real estate attorney is equipped to prepare and review documents relating to real estate such as purchase agreements, mortgage documents, title documents, and transfer documents. In most cases, the real estate attorney provides legal guidance for individuals relating to the purchase or sale of real property.

What does a commercial real estate lawyer do?
Commercial real estate lawyers may handle a variety of tasks, such as researching laws,  helping with contract negotiations, and representing clients in court. Your Real Estate Attorney is part of your Real Estate Team, which typically involves your Realtor and your Lender.

Terms You Should Know

Title: Describes who officially owns the land.

Mortgage: A loan that covers the price of a house. The new homeowner must give the lender partial ownership of the house as collateral.

Foreclosure: The process by which the lender takes control of a house if the owner fails to pay back the mortgage.

Closing: The meeting in which ownership of real estate is officially transferred.

EscrowMoney or property held by a third, disinterested party for safekeeping.

Real Estate Agent: A professional licensed to negotiate and conduct real estate transactions.

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