Residential Real Estate Sales
Often the purchase of a home will be the biggest investment a person will make in their lifetime. Our clients appreciate the advice and counsel they receive when it comes to the sale or purchase of a home. Some of the services we provide include:
Sales Contracts/Purchase Agreements – This is the document between a seller and buyer which describes the terms and conditions of the sale. A sales contract is the most important document since its terms control almost every aspect of the transaction and determine the rights of the parties. We can help our clients understand the terms of a sales contract (ideally before they sign it) or we can create a custom drafted document. We can advise on the various contractual requirements, contingencies, and deadlines contained in these documents. For properties located in condominium associations or bound by the restrictions of a subdivision homeowners association, we can obtain copies of the publicly-recorded rules that govern community life and can offer guidance regarding those rules.
Closing Documents and Signing – After the sales contract is signed and the buyer has completed the inspection process, a number of documents are prepared for closing. This includes a warranty deed, property transfer affidavit, principal residence exemption affidavit, settlement statement, and other documents required by the title insurance company. We can help you navigate through the sea of documents as well as edit documents when necessary to protect your interests.
Private Sales – Sometimes our clients prefer not to involve a real estate agent or broker and prefer a more direct transaction. We can assist our clients with the sale or purchase of real estate including the sales contract and closing documents as well as arrange for a title insurance company to assist with the transaction.
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Our firm represents a number of small and medium business owners who often need legal counsel involving the sale, purchase, or leasing of commercial real estate. Our business clients appreciate the attention we give to the transaction and our cost conscience approach to providing legal services. Some of the commercial real estate services we provide for businesses include:
Commercial Purchase Agreement for Real Estate – Just as in a residential sale of a home, the purchase agreement is an extremely important document which describes the terms and conditions of the sale, as well as the rights and obligations of the parties.
Commercial Lease Agreement – commercial leases are different than residential leases in that there are fewer laws regulating these transactions and often more is at stake. This is why it is important that the terms of a lease are understood and provisions are clearly drafted so that you know and understand your rights and obligations. We have experience drafting single, double, and triple-net leases