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By Rochford Law Posted on November 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Navigating Boundary Disputes

Property is often a person’s most prized possession. It takes a lot of work to own land. We spend time and money to get it just the way we like it.
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Nashville Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate, Litigation

By Rochford Law Posted on November 14, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Five Tips to Protect Your Residential Property Investment

Real estate can be a great investment, but it’s not without risk. Houses burn down. Floods do damage. Tenants refuse to pay. How can you protect your investment?

Perhaps you’ve decided to invest in residential real estate—a home, apartment, or duplex that you’re going to rent out instead of living in. While no one can guarantee success, here are five tips to secure your investment and prevent financial loss.

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Topics: Lease, Residential Real Estate, Renting

By Rochford Law Posted on April 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Amending Vital Records in Tennessee

Birth and death certificates are vital documents that we don't think too much about until we are acquiring the rights of property ownership or trying to prove identity. As crucial as these documents are, they aren't without error. Instances have presented themselves where some of the information was incorrect. False information on a birth certificate could delay access to healthcare or education. Inaccurate information on a death certificate impedes the dividing of assets bequeathed by the deceased — importantly the financial and real estate holdings. Fortunately, major and minor amendments can be made with the support of an experienced attorney.

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Topics: Residential Real Estate, Vital Records

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 December 29, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Quiet Title Lawsuits: An Avoidable Nightmare

Working in the field of real estate law, much of what we do is preventative. To people who are careful, hire a real estate lawyer, and get everything right the first time around, the dangers involved in real estate transactions might feel very abstract. Make no mistake: the dangers are very real.

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Topics: Deed, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Nashville Real Estate Laywer, Quiet Title, Quiet Title Lawsuit, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Law, Tax Sale, Title

By Rochford Law Posted on April 12, 2016 at 4:00 AM

What to Look for in Your Residential Lease

Nashville is booming and so is the local real estate market. As Music City grows, the need for trustworthy real estate advice and representation is more important than ever.

According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, 37% of American live in rented properties. As homeownership falls, more people are renting and paying more for the privilege. Knowing what to look for in your residential lease will help you rest easy and enjoy your new surroundings. Hiring a real estate attorney to review your lease agreement is a sure-fire way to protect your rights and your future. Regardless of whether or not you work with an attorney, though, it’s important to know what to look for in a lease and understand your rights.

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Topics: Lease, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Residential Lease, Residential Real Estate

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