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By Rochford Law Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Mistakes You Can Make When Buying a Home

If you're a first-time buyer setting out in the real estate market, there are a few pitfalls you'll want to side-step. Buying a home, especially for first-time buyers can look daunting. The process is long, but the outcome can be advantageous. Making a substantial purchase with little experience is intimidating, but a little preparation will make a considerable difference. We've outlined some areas buyers should consider while they are looking for their first home.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Title Company vs Closing Attorney: Which one do you need?

The Title and Title Insurance for Purchasing Your Home

A notable overlap of responsibilities for both the title company and the closing attorney is to secure a clean title to your property. The title is crucial for all buyers as it gives you a legal right to the house that you've purchased.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on May 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

7 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

With the housing market on the rise and the mortgage rates favorably low, many individuals and families are investing in new homes. Everyone's dream house will look a little different, but it's important not to get wrapped up in the aesthetics. There are certain aspects you should never overlook when buying a house. You want to confirm the money you are putting down won't drain the bank with additional and avoidable repairs. We've compiled a list of some of the areas that every buyer should inspect before purchasing a new home.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 9, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Real Estate and Housing Market in Nashville

Nashville as a city is vibrant with opportunity. The economy in Nashville and surrounding cities is booming, and as a result, the areas are seeing an upswing in the housing market. Many businesses and individuals are moving in to take advantage of the amenities the city has to offer. Good weather, favorable taxing, and an improved quality of life means houses are being snatched off the market at a record pace. Moreover, housing experts are expecting the trend to continue throughout the rest of the year.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on April 12, 2018 at 7:45 AM

The Basics of Easements in Commercial Real Estate

An easement is a common term you will encounter when discussing the commercial property. It affects both the buyer and the owner equally and is a complex system of legalities designed to protect landowners. There are varying degrees of easements available but are often hard to understand. Because most people will be affected by an easement, we've compiled all the necessary information to help you identify what you are up against.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on April 6, 2018 at 11:18 AM

10 Purchase Agreement Terms You Should Know Before You Buy 

Buying a commercial property is a complex process. Your entire business operation hinges on your ability to obtain a good deal, and the most crucial aspect of achieving this goal is understanding the contract tied to the sale. For first-time buyers, there are a lot of unfamiliar terms riddled throughout the document. So, we've put together some of the most common terms found in a purchase agreement that every buyer should know to complete a successful transaction.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on January 12, 2018 at 9:41 AM

John Cobb Rochford Course Offerings in Collaboration with Greater Nashville REALTORS®

John Cobb Rochford of Rochford Law & Real Estate Title, a well-respected member of the Nashville legal and real estate community, is pleased to announce course offerings  in collaboration with Greater Nashville REALTORS®.

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on January 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Reviewing Commercial Real Estate Contracts

Whether you are buying, selling or managing a property, you need legal guidance and representation to protect your best interests. The state of Tennessee has legislation in place that protects both the buyer and the seller of a commercial property. In particular, the Tennessee Statute of Frauds requires, in writing, documents that comply with the strict regulations. Unless adequately drafted, these materials are unenforceable which may void the entire transaction.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on December 4, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Commercial Lease Agreement and Why You Need an Attorney

Renting a commercial property is a big responsibility for your business. The size, location, and monthly lease could determine the success or failure of your enterprise. A commercial lease is prepared by the landlord and designed to protect and favor them, so it's important to understand the underlying terms before you sign.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on November 2, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Tennessee Purchase and Sale Agreements

For many homebuyers, it’s tempting to take a “do-it-yourself” approach to buying property in Tennessee. Here at Rochford Law & Real Estate Title, we have had the pleasure of working with many individuals who opted to buy or sell a home without using a real estate agent. Typically, these individuals are understandably looking to keep the purchase price down by avoiding costly real estate commissions. Buying or selling property is a huge transaction and it pays to do it right.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Purchase and Sales Agreement

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