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By Rochford Law Posted on July 16, 2021 at 11:54 AM

A Nashville Real Estate Attorney can Save You Money

With 33% of home investors being first-time buyers, the role a real estate lawyer can play during the closing process is extremely important. Closing a commercial property in Nashville is not always easy. However, remember to pay close attention to the particulars of your agreement.

Even though specific details vary depending on the transaction, there are several overarching processes that are important to consider. With the help of an experienced real estate attorney, you can guarantee that none of these items will be overlooked, and that all of your questions will be answered.

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

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Topics: Real Estate, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyers

By Rochford Law Posted on July 2, 2021 at 12:09 PM

5 Things to Know About Your Tennessee Taxes

Real estate isn't as straightforward as it appears. It can sometimes be challenging to learn all about Tennessee taxes and the requisite paperwork, property inspections, etc.

A real estate attorney can assist you with your state taxes since there is a lot to do to ensure a smooth transfer of property. If you are considering purchasing or selling a residential property, you should understand the state taxes involved. Your real estate property sale can be more successful with the right legal guidance.

Here are five things you need to know about taxes in Tennessee:

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Topics: Property Tax, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyer

By Rochford Law Posted on April 28, 2021 at 5:17 PM

Can I Hire a Real Estate Attorney to Help with FSBO?

In the past year, 89% of people sold their homes with the assistance of a real estate agent. With this in mind, if you’re someone who has listed a home as FSBO before, but needs a little extra assistance this time around, a real estate attorney can help.

Generally speaking, not many people choose to sell their home "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO). However, those who do may simply want to be in charge of their own sale marketing or save the expense of a listing agent's commission. While the starting process of selling FSBO can be easy, the hard part comes with purchasing, transactions, and contracts. A real estate attorney can save you some headaches and help you to get on top of selling your home.

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

By Rochford Law Posted on April 20, 2021 at 4:34 PM

5 Ways a Real Estate Title Attorney Will Have Your Back

Did you know that when purchasing property in Tennessee, you are required to pay a franchise and excise tax that can equate to 4% annually? With varying state regulations and laws that go along with any type of real estate transaction, your property purchasing needs could benefit from the help of a real estate title attorney.

A real estate title attorney will be professional, knowledgeable and will fight for you and your property needs. This partnership can offer you protection throughout the entire sales process and afterwards. Problems with any property services during this time period or any issues with zoning can lead to the need for a real estate attorney.

Here are some of the ways a real estate title attorney will have your back in Nashville, Tennessee:

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

By Rochford Law Posted on April 15, 2021 at 4:23 PM

How to Work With a Real Estate Title Company in Nashville

Whenever you decide to purchase or sell a piece of real estate, you’re going to have to deal with a multitude of professional inspectors, realtors, and attorneys. This aspect of real estate deals can often become a little overwhelming for many people who try to take it all in at once. However, with the help of a real estate title company, you can streamline your entire sale or purchase process.

Real estate title companies are very important to protecting the buyer and ensuring all of the proper paperwork is in place and regulations are followed moving forward. A title company not only helps to move the transaction process along, a title company also provides proper protection to the lender.

Here are some of the ways you can work with a real estate title company in Nashville:

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

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

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