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

Extra Considerations in Commercial Real Estate Closings

There are many steps to the process of purchasing real estate. Everything from the initial viewing of properties to putting in an offer can already seem like a lot. However, the real work comes between the day an offer is accepted and when the final signature is put on the last closing document.
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Nashville Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyer, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on June 15, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Horizontal Property Regimes 101: Everything You Need to Know

All real estate is not created equal. There are numerous types of real estate that can be used for varying purposes. The zoning of your property dictates what you can and cannot do with it.
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Horizontal Property Regime, HPR, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Attorney

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 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 June 11, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Title Company vs Closing Attorney: Which one do you need?

The Title and Title Insurance for Purchasing Your Home

A notable overlap of responsibilities for both the title company and the closing attorney is to secure a clean title to your property. The title is crucial for all buyers as it gives you a legal right to the house that you've purchased.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on April 12, 2018 at 7:45 AM

The Basics of Easements in Commercial Real Estate

An easement is a common term you will encounter when discussing the commercial property. It affects both the buyer and the owner equally and is a complex system of legalities designed to protect landowners. There are varying degrees of easements available but are often hard to understand. Because most people will be affected by an easement, we've compiled all the necessary information to help you identify what you are up against.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on April 6, 2018 at 11:18 AM

10 Purchase Agreement Terms You Should Know Before You Buy 

Buying a commercial property is a complex process. Your entire business operation hinges on your ability to obtain a good deal, and the most crucial aspect of achieving this goal is understanding the contract tied to the sale. For first-time buyers, there are a lot of unfamiliar terms riddled throughout the document. So, we've put together some of the most common terms found in a purchase agreement that every buyer should know to complete a successful transaction.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on December 4, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Commercial Lease Agreement and Why You Need an Attorney

Renting a commercial property is a big responsibility for your business. The size, location, and monthly lease could determine the success or failure of your enterprise. A commercial lease is prepared by the landlord and designed to protect and favor them, so it's important to understand the underlying terms before you sign.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

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