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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: Residential Real Estate Law, Buying A Home

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

By Rochford Law Posted on October 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Does Your Property Qualify for the Tennessee Greenbelt Law?

Looking to save on your property taxes? If you own 15 acres or more, you just might be able to reduce your Tennessee property tax liability by applying for the Greenbelt Law. The Greenbelt Law, or the Agricultural, Forest, and Open Space Land Act of 1976, was designed to preserve farms, forests, and open space and to reduce urbanization across Tennessee. Greenbelt helps provide much-needed tax relief to landowners and farmers who qualify and it also helps maintain the natural beauty of our state.

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Topics: Selling Property, Green Belt

By Rochford Law Posted on September 28, 2017 at 4:31 PM

Rochford Law & Real Estate Title Welcomes New Title Processor to the Team

Nashville law firm, Rochford Law & Real Estate Title, is delighted to announce the hiring of University of Tennessee alumna, Morgan Harrison.

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on September 26, 2017 at 7:00 AM

How to Protect Yourself From Real Estate Scams

As a real estate attorney in Nashville, I’ve seen countless mutually beneficial real estate opportunities in which all parties benefit from the transaction and leave our offices smiling. On the other hand, however, I’ve also worked with a number of well-intended clients who have fallen victim to a real estate scam or need our help extricating themselves from the web of an unscrupulous developer/investor. Because we’d much rather leave the closing table to a sea of all-around smiles, we decided to put together a post on some of the most common real estate scams and questionable property flipping schemes. Knowledge is power.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Nashville Real Estate Law

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