When you find the home you want to buy, one of the first steps is to give the seller an Offer to Purchase, a document that states the price you are willing to pay. The Offer often spells out other details, such as who will pay which closing costs, what inspections and repairs are to be performed, and the terms of cancellation. Let us help you develop an Offer to Purchase that protects your investment and limits your risk.
For real estate transactions, the "Closing" is the final step of the sale where the buyer and seller sign the necessary legal documents, such as the deed of title and title insurance policies. Having an attorney represent you at Closing can save a great deal of heartache and expense, especially for first-time buyers and sellers. Let us represent your interests during a real estate Closing.
When you are purchasing or selling residential real estate, an attorney can review or prepare various documents, such as the agreement between you and your real estate agent or your commitment for title insurance. Let us represent your interests relating to the purchase or sale of a home. Let us guide you through your residential real estate transaction.
Persons who co-own property as "tenants in common" where each party owns a specific percentage of the property should consider entering into a Tenancy in Common Agreement. This type of agreement can explain what should happen when a co-owner becomes disabled, goes through a divorce, or dies. The agreement can also deal with difficult issues, such as failure by a party to pay expenses on the property.
Conservation easements are used to protect land that has open space, outdoor recreational value, natural environmental value, or scenic value. Let us help you ensure that subsequent owners of the property are obligated to value the property as you do.