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By Rochford Law Posted on February 7, 2020 at 7:00 AM

F.A.Q.s (and Answers) from Owners Selling Their Home

Selling your home is a big decision. The intricacies often leads to sellers seeking out the assistance of a real estate agent to guide them through the process. However, a more adventurous homeowner might elect to sell their property by themselves and enlist a residential real estate attorney for any questions along the way.
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Topics: Real Estate Nashville, Selling Real Estate, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on January 31, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Commercial Closing Checklist

Commercial real estate closings in Nashville can be challenging. The excitement of purchasing a new property can make it difficult to pay attention to the many details. However, these details are incredibly important.
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Six Common Causes of Delayed Escrows and Closings

The real estate sales process can be confusing for those without the abundant experience of a real estate attorney. There are a lot of terms that don’t come up in day-to-day life like escrow, lien, and easement. Documents of great importance seem to be required for every step along the way. Those entering the process might think it to be fairly straightforward—find a property you like, make an offer and get it accepted, then move in.

However, that is not often the case. There are plenty of circumstances that can arise that add a few more steps to the process. And throughout this process, everyone has their eyes on the final step— closing.
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on November 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM

The Easiest Way to Analyze Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate can be a great investment. You buy a building, lease it to a company, and get a rent check in the mail each month. 

So how do you determine whether a particular piece of real estate is a good investment? There are several main factors: location, return on investment (ROI), appearance, and a clear title.

But first, what exactly is commercial real estate?

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Renting

By Rochford Law Posted on November 21, 2019 at 11:45 AM

What Can Go Wrong in a Real Estate Closing?

Buying a house is a lot more work than buying dinner, but after almost a month, it’s practically yours.

At least that’s how it feels. In reality, there’s a lot that can still go wrong, even down to the last minute of closing.

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Topics: Real Estate Closing, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on November 14, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Five Tips to Protect Your Residential Property Investment

Real estate can be a great investment, but it’s not without risk. Houses burn down. Floods do damage. Tenants refuse to pay. How can you protect your investment?

Perhaps you’ve decided to invest in residential real estate—a home, apartment, or duplex that you’re going to rent out instead of living in. While no one can guarantee success, here are five tips to secure your investment and prevent financial loss.

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Topics: Lease, Residential Real Estate, Renting

By Rochford Law Posted on October 25, 2019 at 10:52 AM

Understanding Commercial Closing Costs

Buying a commercial property? Real estate transactions are complicated, and they come with a lot of fees during closing.

For the buyer, closing costs are generally between 3 and 5% of the cost of the property. Here are some of the different commercial real estate closing costs for buyers and sellers.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Closing, Selling Real Estate, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on October 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM

6 Tips for Selling a Luxury Home

You’re getting ready to make what may be the biggest financial investment of your life—selling your luxury home.

In Tennessee, a luxury home is any home valued at more than $500,000, and selling one can be a lot of work.

Real estate agent Robin Ann Aggers, who has 16 years of experience and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, offers the following tips.

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Topics: Real Estate Attorney, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate, Luxury Home

By Rochford Law Posted on October 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Why Title Insurance Matters in Real Estate Transactions

It feels like there’s insurance for everything these days. Title Insurance may seem like just another piece of legal minutia, but it’s actually a crucial part of buying property that can protect you from massive loss.

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Topics: Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Title, Tennessee Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on June 25, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Buying Property in a Cash for Deed Transaction

Sometimes clients looking to cut costs on their next real estate closing have asked about the possibility of a "cash for deed." What does that mean, what are the risks, and how can this strategy save you money on your upcoming closing?  We will try to answer these questions for you.

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Topics: Real Estate Attorney, Tennessee Real Estate Law

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