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

The Biggest Challenges in the Closing Process

The process of handling high-end residential closings is a bit of a tightrope act. There are a series of considerations that need to work together in order to successfully reach closing day. And each step along the way has the potential to present new problems.
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Topics: Buying A Home, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Closing, Real Estate Title

By Rochford Law Posted on October 15, 2020 at 9:41 AM

The Role of a Closing Attorney

Real estate transactions are some of the biggest people will encounter in their lives. Both residential and commercial real estate carry a large price tag. This larger price means the agreements are usually much more intricate, which can leave either party open to potential vulnerabilities if great care is not taken throughout every step of the process.
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Topics: Buying A Home, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Closing, Real Estate Title

By Rochford Law Posted on October 6, 2020 at 12:28 PM

What Is a Title Search?

Closing on a property involves a large stack of documents. And while all of these documents are important to the process, there are a few that deserve particularly close attention.
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Topics: Buying A Home, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Title, Title, Title Insurance

By Rochford Law Posted on September 21, 2020 at 7:00 AM

The Anatomy of a Purchase and Sales Agreement

Buying and selling a property isn’t as easy as selling your old clothes at a garage sale. These transactions typically involve large sums of money. And the larger stakes necessitate protections for both parties to avoid an improper deal.
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Topics: Buying A Home, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Purchase and Sales Agreement

By Rochford Law Posted on September 10, 2018 at 4:08 PM

What You Need to Know About the Closing Process

The closing process is one of the most important aspects of purchasing a new home. It's a life-changing event and if you're reading this because you're starting the process — congratulations! It's the final step of a long journey and comes with a variety of measures to make the entire transaction legal and usually ends with a set of new keys in your hand. The ceremony of events includes the signing of documents and payments. It can take quite some time. Each part is essential, and understanding what you are getting yourself into will make the entire process run a bit smoother. We've answered some of the most common questions about the closing process.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Nashville Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate, Selling Property, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on August 15, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Why Home Sales Are in a Slump and What It Means for Buyers

For many years, the U.S. housing market has been climbing at a steady pace. Recent reports are highlighting changes, and in 2018 the purchase and sale of homes has reached a peak. There are a few contributing factors to the plateau such as tariffs on building materials and mortgage rates. Specific pockets of the country are being hit harder than others. So, what does this mean for home buyers and sellers?

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Topics: Buying A Home, Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate, Selling Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on July 10, 2018 at 11:33 AM

7 Tips for Closing a Real Estate Deal

It’s expected that shopping for a home can take some time, but many homeowners don't plan for the closing process. The closing proceedings involve the exchanging of titles, documents, and money to secure the deal for both the buyer and the seller. It's an arduous process but a necessary one designed to protect the sale of the home. This final step requires some refinement if you don't want to get stuck in a back and forth between you and the seller. There are a few tips we have to help you make the closing process smoother.  

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

By Rochford Law Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Mistakes You Can Make When Buying a Home

If you're a first-time buyer setting out in the real estate market, there are a few pitfalls you'll want to side-step. Buying a home, especially for first-time buyers can look daunting. The process is long, but the outcome can be advantageous. Making a substantial purchase with little experience is intimidating, but a little preparation will make a considerable difference. We've outlined some areas buyers should consider while they are looking for their first home.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

7 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

With the housing market on the rise and the mortgage rates favorably low, many individuals and families are investing in new homes. Everyone's dream house will look a little different, but it's important not to get wrapped up in the aesthetics. There are certain aspects you should never overlook when buying a house. You want to confirm the money you are putting down won't drain the bank with additional and avoidable repairs. We've compiled a list of some of the areas that every buyer should inspect before purchasing a new home.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 9, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Real Estate and Housing Market in Nashville

Nashville as a city is vibrant with opportunity. The economy in Nashville and surrounding cities is booming, and as a result, the areas are seeing an upswing in the housing market. Many businesses and individuals are moving in to take advantage of the amenities the city has to offer. Good weather, favorable taxing, and an improved quality of life means houses are being snatched off the market at a record pace. Moreover, housing experts are expecting the trend to continue throughout the rest of the year.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

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