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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 October 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Does Your Property Qualify for the Tennessee Greenbelt Law?

What is Greenbelt Law?

If you own 15 acres or more, you just might be able to reduce your Tennessee property tax liability by applying for the Greenbelt Law. The Greenbelt Law, or the Agricultural, Forest, and Open Space Land Act of 1976, was designed to preserve farms, forests, and open space and to reduce urbanization across Tennessee. Greenbelt helps provide much-needed tax relief to landowners and farmers who qualify and it also helps maintain the natural beauty of our state.

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Topics: Selling Property, Green Belt

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

By Rochford Law Posted on July 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM

So You Want To Sell/Buy Property “As Is”?

Buying and selling real estate may be one of the most important financial transactions that you will ever carry out in your life, but it’s also a lot of work. If the property in question has issues due to poor maintenance, natural conditions, or other factors, correcting these issues can be expensive and can complicate the sale of the property. The last thing that a buyer or a seller wants are complications that will slow or block the sale of property.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate, Disclaimers, Disclosures

By Rochford Law Posted on July 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM

What To Look For In A Title Company

If you are buying, selling, or doing pretty much anything else with a piece of real estate, it’s important that you perform your due diligence in regards to your title. We understand that real estate law can be pretty complex, so we’ll start with the basics.

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Title, Title

By Rochford Law Posted on June 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM

HPR: Nashville Needs More Housing

As Nashville grows, developing the right housing to accommodate the influx of new residents can be a challenge. There are a number of reasons for the region’s growth. Among them is the fact that Tennessee leads the nation in small business growth. WalletHub recently ranked Tennessee as the 9th best state in the country for finding a job and 5th in the country for employment growth.

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Topics: Horizontal Property Regime, HPR

By Rochford Law Posted on June 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Rochford Law & Real Estate Title Publishes “The Tennessee Horizontal Property Regime: A Guide to the Key Parts of Title 66, Chapter 27 ‘Horizontal Property Act’”

Nashville law firm, Rochford Law & Real Estate Title, releases a comprehensive eBook helping developers and real estate investors better understand the complexities of Tennessee’s real estate law.

Nashville, TN: Rochford Law & Real Estate Title, a well-respected member of the Nashville legal and real estate community, is pleased to announce the publication of the firm’s latest resource for real estate investors and developers. The new eBook, “The Tennessee Horizontal Property Regime: A Guide to the Key Parts of Title 66, Chapter 27” dives deep into Tennessee’s Horizontal Property Act law to offer expert analysis to investors and developers.

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Topics: Horizontal Property Regimes, HPR

By Rochford Law Posted on May 4, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Protecting Your HPR from Airbnb

As Nashville’s population grows and as the tourism industry continues to blossom, it’s no surprise that property owners are looking to cash in on the boom by renting a room or an entire home through popular online vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway.

Considering that in 2016, hotel occupancy rates stood at nearly 75% and that from 2010-2015, Nashville was tops in the nation for percentage growth in average daily revenue per room (Tennessean), it also makes sense that visitors to Music City are knocking at your front door (or your neighbor’s).

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Topics: HPR

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