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By Rochford Law Posted on October 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Horizontal Property Regimes: What You Need to Know

As Nashville, Tennessee becomes more densely populated, neighborhoods are beginning to witness an increase in dual homes on one plot of land. These types of properties are called Horizontal Property Regimes (HPRs) and are an increasingly popular classification of property, especially in the Nashville area.

Driving through your local neighborhood in Nashville will reveal numerous examples of HPRs. There are many examples of new homes being built on lots with only one home before. With such an interesting trend spike in new home construction, understanding just what HPR’s are and how they affect neighborhoods could be important to you.

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Topics: Horizontal Property Regime, Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on October 1, 2021 at 3:51 PM

How to Prepare for the Real Estate Closing Process

Did you know that currently, Gen X is the largest generation of homebuyers? While you might not consider yourself gen x, you’ll definitely want to understand the real estate closing process for when you are ready to buy a home!

In order to successfully close a real estate sale or purchase, many aspects must work together in harmony. Due to this, you may find yourself facing a range of issues before the closing date.
Outside of our real estate closing guide, an experienced closing attorney can walk you through these processes to find a solution that completes your transaction.

Keeping surprises to a minimum is beneficial to both parties in a real estate transaction, since it makes things as simple as possible for everyone.

Here’s what you need to know about real estate closings:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on September 28, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Top Benefits of Real Estate Attorney Guidance

 

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on September 22, 2021 at 3:49 PM

Save Time With a Nashville Real Estate Attorney

Almost any real estate sale, whether direct or indirect, will require the use of professional inspectors, realtors, and attorneys. Most people with little to no experience and background can often feel overwhelmed by dealing with all of this alone. You can, however, streamline the entire sale or purchase process with the help of a real estate title company.

The role of a real estate attorney is crucial to protecting buyers and sellers, as they can ensure all the proper paperwork is in place and legally followed. In addition to assisting with the transaction process, title companies also protect lenders.

Here’s how a real estate attorney can save you time, money and much more:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on September 15, 2021 at 3:20 PM

Understanding Tennessee's Utility Easement Laws

In the case of real estate purchases, rather than renting, you are now free to use the property to your liking while following the codes and laws of the locality. However, there are times when others can use your property in a certain way, even if they don't have ownership rights. Utility easements are one of the most common versions of this concept.

Power lines and water pipes must run over and below our houses in order to deliver power and water to public facilities. Occasionally city employees can work on private property. You can avoid the stress that comes with knowledge of Tennessee utility easement laws by understanding them beforehand.

Here’s what you need to know about utility easements in Tennessee before reaching out to a real estate attorney:

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Topics: Easement Law, Easements, Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on September 8, 2021 at 1:22 PM

Tennessee Housing Taxes: What You Need to Know

When it comes to your property, whether you’ve recently purchased or are looking to purchase real estate, understanding your housing taxes will be important. It can sometimes be challenging to learn all about Tennessee taxes, the requisite paperwork, property inspections, etc.

Having a real estate attorney assist you with the tax processes associated with your property can ensure that everything goes smoothly. A residential property is a significant investment and understanding state taxes is crucial before you buy or sell the property. Having the right legal representation can make the process easier and more successful.

Here’s what you need to understand about Tennessee property taxes:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on September 1, 2021 at 12:51 PM

What You Need to Know About How a Title Company Will Work With You

Buying or selling real estate requires dealing with inspectors, realtors, and attorneys. For many people who try to take on all of this at once, this aspect of real estate deals can become overwhelming. However, you can streamline the process of selling or buying a home with the assistance of a real estate title company.

In the real estate industry, title companies are very important for protecting buyers and sellers, ensuring all the necessary documents are in place, and ensuring regulations are followed moving forward. The role of a title company goes beyond simply facilitating the transaction; it also provides protection and oversight.

Here are some of the ways you can work with a real estate title company:
1. Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney
2. Work Through Your Title Search
3. Title Insurance Offers
4. Facilitate Closings
5. Hire a Professional, Tennessee Real Estate Attorney

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on August 30, 2021 at 2:43 PM

Understanding Tennessee Utility Easements

When purchasing real estate, as opposed to renting, you now can use the property the way you see fit while adhering to local codes and laws. Did you know that in 2019, 64.9% of families owned their primary residence? That’s not a lot of people in the grand scheme of things. With this in mind, in some circumstances, others have a right to use your property in a certain way, even if they have no claim to ownership.

Utility easements are one of the most common versions of this concept. In order to deliver power and water to public facilities, the power lines and pipes connecting our houses must run above and below our homes. It is possible for employees of the city to perform work on private property. You can avoid the stress that comes with knowledge of Tennessee utility easement laws by understanding them beforehand.

With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about utility easements in Tennessee before reaching out to a real estate attorney.

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Topics: Easement Law, Easements, Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on August 23, 2021 at 1:26 PM

The Benefits of Using a Nashville Real Estate Attorney

Did you know that 5.64 million existing homes were sold in 2020? With that in mind, the role a real estate lawyer can play during the closing process is extremely important. Closing on a commercial or residential property in Nashville is not always easy. However, remember to pay close attention to the particulars of your agreement.

Even though specific details vary depending on the transaction, there are several overarching processes that are important to consider. With the help of an experienced real estate attorney, you can guarantee that none of these items will be overlooked, and that all of your questions will be answered.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney

By Rochford Law Posted on August 16, 2021 at 12:52 PM

Residential Closing: What You Need to Know

As about 23% of residential closings deal with various contractual delays, you’ll want to understand everything regarding your residential closing process. In order to successfully close a real estate sale or purchase, many aspects must work together in harmony. Due to this, you may find yourself facing a range of issues before the closing date.

How do you face these issues? An experienced attorney can guide you through these issues and find a solution to continue moving forward. Mitigating surprises is beneficial to both buyer and seller in a real estate transaction, since it helps everyone find ways to make the transaction as smooth as possible.

Here’s what you need to know about residential closings:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney, Residential Real Estate

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