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By Rochford Law Posted on August 16, 2021 at 12:52 PM

Residential Closing: What You Need to Know

As about 23% of residential closings deal with various contractual delays, you’ll want to understand everything regarding your residential closing process. In order to successfully close a real estate sale or purchase, many aspects must work together in harmony. Due to this, you may find yourself facing a range of issues before the closing date.

How do you face these issues? An experienced attorney can guide you through these issues and find a solution to continue moving forward. Mitigating surprises is beneficial to both buyer and seller in a real estate transaction, since it helps everyone find ways to make the transaction as smooth as possible.

Here’s what you need to know about residential closings:

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

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 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 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

By Rochford Law Posted on January 15, 2021 at 2:49 PM

How to Budget for Closing Costs

Buying a piece of real estate is expensive. This is no secret. The property and structure of the new home come at great cost because they are also a great asset. The land on which the home sits will almost always appreciate in value over time. And the structure itself can also appreciate in value with the proper amount of maintenance, upkeep, and additions.

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

By Rochford Law Posted on December 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM

The Role and Duties of a Real Estate Title Company

Purchasing a piece of real estate is going to involve the assistance of a lot of different types of professionals. Inspectors, realtors, attorneys — it can become a little overwhelming when you try to take it all in at once.

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

By Rochford Law Posted on December 14, 2020 at 7:00 AM

6 Tips for a Smooth Real Estate Closing Process

Closing on a piece of real estate can be an exciting, but lengthy process. There are a lot of important steps to take that can have long-term ramifications. And if any of these important steps either don’t go through correctly or don’t go through at all, the deal can fall apart.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate, Real Estate Lawyer, Residential Real Estate, Closing Process

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