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By Rochford Law Posted on May 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM

The Pros & Cons of Selling Your Home By Yourself (FSBO)

Selling your home can be one of the most rewarding, yet stressful processes you can go through. This is especially true if you decide to forgo the option of utilizing the services of a real estate agent. This is what’s known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO).
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Nashville, Residential Real Estate Law, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on April 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM

What You Need to Know: Commercial Real Estate Closing Process

The commercial closing process can be as lengthy and arduous as it is exciting. These transactions often involve large sums of money, so everyone wants to be sure they know exactly what they are getting. There are a number of various stages aimed at making the transaction as fair to each side as possible. But without the help of an experienced closing attorney, you can’t be sure everything is aligned in an advantageous way for the various participants.
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Closing, Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Nashville, Selling Real Estate, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on March 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM

For Sale by Owner: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes?

Avoiding the retention of a real estate agent is an increasingly popular way for people to save money when selling a home. This is what’s referred to as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Listing your home, setting up showings, and accepting an offer doesn’t always require the help of a real estate agent.
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Topics: Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Nashville, Selling Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on February 27, 2020 at 11:36 AM

F.A.Q.s (and Answers) about Horizontal Property Regimes

There are many options available to you for how you want to use your property. Nashville is currently seeing a boom in the emergence of Horizontal Property Regimes (HPRs).
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Topics: Real Estate Nashville, Selling Real Estate, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

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

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