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By Rochford Law Posted on March 25, 2021 at 4:26 PM

What You Need to Know About Delayed Closings

Many people searching for the right property report difficulties understanding the entire real estate purchasing process. With that in mind, understanding everything you need to know about closing on your new property can be extremely beneficial in the long-run.

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. Those entering the process often find that it doesn’t tend to be as straightforward as they might think.

With property closing as the end goal, there are a lot of things that have to be aligned for this to be completed. Many of the steps leading to closing can add unforeseen headaches, and delay your final transaction.

To avoid a delayed closing, here’s what you need to know:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer

By Rochford Law Posted on March 20, 2021 at 4:01 PM

What to Consider for Commercial Real Estate Closings

Did you know that homes tend to sell the fastest in the United States during the warmer months? If you’re looking to buy or invest in property soon, you’ll probably have a lot more to consider when closing on commercial real estate properties. As with most things, there are many steps to the process of purchasing commercial real estate.

From the initial viewing of properties to putting in an official offer, the real sticky situations arise between the day an offer is accepted and when the final signature is put on the last closing document. Finding and securing all the necessary documents for your closing transaction can become a lot of hard work. Closing on a commercial property can often be even more difficult.

Because of the wide use for commercial properties, there are more factors that affect the steps included in the closing process.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer

By Rochford Law Posted on March 15, 2021 at 3:41 PM

How a Closing Attorney Can Benefit You

As home ownership rates have increased by about 65% since last year, working with a real estate closing attorney could be in your near future. Real estate transactions can be some of the trickiest things to tackle in your adult life. Whether you’re investing in a residential or a commercial property, real estate investments can be expensive. The larger the price tag, the more intricate your agreements can become, leaving you more exposed to potential risk.

When you invest in a real estate property, there are a lot of legal documents that will have long-term effects for both parties involved in the transaction. It will be important for you to get those contracts right the first time. Your real estate agents are going to have a lot of knowledge relating to these essential documents, but they aren’t going to know everything. Working with an experienced closing attorney can provide you and your agents with the guidance and assurance needed to confidently make it through your closing process.

The assistance of an attorney throughout real estate transactions is not required in Tennessee, but it’s highly recommended.

Here’s everything you need to know about how a closing attorney can benefit you:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on March 10, 2021 at 4:14 PM

A Real Estate Attorney Can Help Expedite Your Purchase

As 33% of people investing in a property tend to be first-time buyers, knowing how a real estate attorney can help with property closings can be extremely influential. Commercial real estate closings in Nashville can be challenging, however, the details of your agreement are incredibly important.

While the specifics of real estate closings tend to differ between each transaction, there are similar overarching processes that will require detailed attention. The presence of an experienced real estate attorney can ensure none of these items are overlooked, and can help keep you fully informed along the way.

Here are the top ways a real estate attorney can help expedite your property purchasing process:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer

By Rochford Law Posted on March 1, 2021 at 10:39 AM

Sign Your Closing Documents With Online Notaries to Avoid COVID-19

The day has finally come to sign the closing documents for your new home. But wait, you need to find a reliable notary amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In a time where digitization is key, remote online notaries are now available for your closing document needs. 

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on February 28, 2021 at 3:07 PM

What You Need to Know About Horizontal Property Regimes

If you live in a developing city such as Nashville, TN, you’ve probably unknowingly seen various HPR home types as you’ve driven through your neighborhoods. Horizontal property regimes (HPRs) are an increasingly popular classification of property. The most typical and easily-spotted examples are lots that hold two new homes where there was previously a singular home.

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on February 20, 2021 at 2:43 PM

How a Real Estate Attorney Can Help a For Sale by Owner Transaction

Did you know that in 2020, 89% of people selling their homes were assisted by a real estate agent? Of that 89%, 74% of sellers would use an agent again. To make use of a real estate agent, you just have to want to sell your home. And yes, this also includes FSBO listings.

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on February 20, 2021 at 2:05 PM

A Real Estate Attorney Can Save You Money in Nashville, TN

As someone looking to purchase commercial real estate in the area, did you know that Tennessee requires a franchise and excise tax that can equate to 4% annually? Deciding to put your property into an LLC or purchase an umbrella insurance policy can be a tricky feat. With varying state regulations and laws that go along with these transactions, commercial ownership can benefit from a real estate attorney.

A real estate attorney is a professional that fights for you and your property needs. This can offer you protection throughout the sales process and afterwards. Problems with any property services during this sales process or issues with neighboring lots can lead to the need for a real estate attorney.

Here are some of the ways a real estate attorney can help save you money in Nashville, Tennessee:

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer

By Rochford Law Posted on February 10, 2021 at 2:29 PM

5 Tips For Listing Your Home as a FSBO

The time has come for you to sell your home. Will you decide to list as FSBO, or will you hire a real estate agent? Regardless of the choice you make, working with a real estate attorney can help ensure you have everything under control.

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on January 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM

When You Should Hire a Real Estate Litigation Attorney

Real estate disputes can be confusing. There are a lot of regulations, rules, and laws that go along with these transactions and the resulting longstanding ownership. We take great pride in our property and home, and it can become quite messy when a dispute pops up.

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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate, Title

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