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By Rochford Law Posted on November 20, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Understanding Tennessee’s Transfer Tax

Knowing what's expected of you at the time of closing on a property will protect you from financial surprises. Each state is allowed to determine its own taxes.  Kentucky, for example, has an income tax while Tennessee does not. In the State of Tennessee, a transfer tax is collected anytime anything of value is exchanged for the transfer of real estate. It's a hefty tax that can add thousands to the final cost.

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Topics: Tennessee Real Estate Law, Real Estate Attorney, Property Tax

By Rochford Law Posted on January 11, 2017 at 2:00 AM

How To Turn One Home Into Two Homes With An HPR

HPR stands for Horizontal Property Regime. In case you missed our last article on HPRs, we’ll fill you in before continuing onwards.

A Horizontal Property Regime is a legal way to divide a single property into two different properties, which is something that comes into play quite often in cities like Nashville. With Nashville’s economic boom, it has been estimated that as many as 100 people move here every single day.

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Topics: Horizontal Property Regime, HPR, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyer, Real Estate Nashville, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on December 15, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Why Hiring A Real Estate Attorney Can Be A Good Idea For Commercial Loans

A first glance, real estate law might seem like a very specific niche in the legal world. Well, it shouldn’t take much exploration to begin to understand just how much is encompassed by the term “real estate law.” Indeed, real estate law is a world unto itself, and one that often must be extended to include adjacent areas of practice. Indeed, real estate lawyers are forced to wear many hats!

Today we’ll be talking about one such instance of real estate law overlapping with other fields of practice. We often handle matters that blur lines between different areas of law, and the following matter is a perfect example of this.

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Topics: Commercial Loans, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Nashville Real Estate Lawyer, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyer

By Rochford Law Posted on June 23, 2016 at 2:00 AM

What Are Liens?

If you’re planning to buy real estate, as exciting as that can be, there’s also a lot that can go wrong. As such, it is very important that you are familiar with the dangers involved in making investments like this, and take steps to keep your property safe.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Judgement Lien, Lien, Mechanic's Lien, Nashville Real Estate Law, Nashville Real Estate Lawyer, Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law, Tax Lien

By Rochford Law Posted on June 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM

What You Need To Know About A 1031 Exchange

Buying and selling property and building a robust real estate portfolio can be an exciting experience for both parties, especially when profit, or gain, is part of the equation. Gain happens when property appreciates in value or when the seller takes advantage of depreciation deductions for tax purposes. In either case, it’s important to understand tax ramifications of your real estate transactions and how to make the most of your investment dollars. A 1031 Exchange may be a great option for maximizing your investment and getting the most out of your next commercial real estate investment.

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Topics: 1031 Exchange, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Nashville Real Estate Law, Property Tax, Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on April 26, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Do I Need A Real Estate Attorney to Assist with Closing?

Dreaming of the future, exploring neighborhoods and finding the perfect home is an exciting time for most home buyers. For sellers, the process can be equally exhilarating as they prepare to take their next steps. And that wonderful moment when you learn your bid has been accepted (or, if you’re selling, you accept a bid) is a sweet one. For many buyers and sellers, however, that euphoria soon dissipates as the walls of closing-related paperwork begin to close in.

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

By Rochford Law Posted on April 19, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Tennessee Partition Law: How To Divorce Your Co-Tenant

Are you having problems getting along with the co-owner of your property? Do you disagree about how the property should be used? Do you want to sell, but your partner wants to stay? If you can’t see eye to eye with your co-tenant, maybe a partition action is right for you. To begin, let’s look at two example scenarios where a partition action might be filed.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Partition Law, Partitions, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyers, Residential Real Estate Law, Tennessee Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on April 12, 2016 at 4:00 AM

What to Look for in Your Residential Lease

Nashville is booming and so is the local real estate market. As Music City grows, the need for trustworthy real estate advice and representation is more important than ever.

According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, 37% of American live in rented properties. As homeownership falls, more people are renting and paying more for the privilege. Knowing what to look for in your residential lease will help you rest easy and enjoy your new surroundings. Hiring a real estate attorney to review your lease agreement is a sure-fire way to protect your rights and your future. Regardless of whether or not you work with an attorney, though, it’s important to know what to look for in a lease and understand your rights.

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Topics: Lease, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Lease, Residential Real Estate

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