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By Rochford Law Posted on September 10, 2018 at 4:08 PM

What You Need to Know About the Closing Process

The closing process is one of the most important aspects of purchasing a new home. It's a life-changing event and if you're reading this because you're starting the process — congratulations! It's the final step of a long journey and comes with a variety of measures to make the entire transaction legal and usually ends with a set of new keys in your hand. The ceremony of events includes the signing of documents and payments. It can take quite some time. Each part is essential, and understanding what you are getting yourself into will make the entire process run a bit smoother. We've answered some of the most common questions about the closing process.

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Topics: Selling Property, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Nashville Real Estate Law, Buying A Home, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on August 15, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Why Home Sales Are in a Slump and What It Means for Buyers

For many years, the U.S. housing market has been climbing at a steady pace. Recent reports are highlighting changes, and in 2018 the purchase and sale of homes has reached a peak. There are a few contributing factors to the plateau such as tariffs on building materials and mortgage rates. Specific pockets of the country are being hit harder than others. So, what does this mean for home buyers and sellers?

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Topics: Selling Real Estate, Buying A Home, Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on July 10, 2018 at 11:33 AM

7 Tips for Closing a Real Estate Deal

It’s expected that shopping for a home can take some time, but many homeowners don't plan for the closing process. The closing proceedings involve the exchanging of titles, documents, and money to secure the deal for both the buyer and the seller. It's an arduous process but a necessary one designed to protect the sale of the home. This final step requires some refinement if you don't want to get stuck in a back and forth between you and the seller. There are a few tips we have to help you make the closing process smoother.  

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Topics: Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Selling Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate, Buying A Home, Selling Property

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: Residential Real Estate Law, Buying A Home

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: Residential Real Estate Law, Buying A Home

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 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

By Rochford Law Posted on September 12, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Buying or Selling a Nashville Home Without a Realtor

We’ve all seen the For Sale By Owner signs dotting Nashville lawns. On the seller’s side, if you’re looking to downsize, upgrade, or relocate, selling your home in Nashville’s hot market can be a lucrative decision. On the other end of the real estate spectrum, if you’re looking for a friendly city with booming job prospects, buyers can count on Nashville to deliver.

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Topics: Buying A Home

By Rochford Law Posted on August 9, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Real Estate Title Companies and Closings

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When you buy a piece of property, whether it’s your first home or it’s your 10th investment property in Nashville, there are a lot of moving pieces. It can be overwhelming, not to mention financially irresponsible, not to work with a reputable title company for your property closing services.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Real Estate Closing, Real Estate Title, Title

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