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By Rochford Law Posted on August 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM

How Disclosures Help Avoid Residential Real Estate Litigation

Selling a home can be difficult. It takes a lot of work to get the property into its best condition — painting the walls, fixing broken items, keeping the lawn trimmed, and so on. You want the property to look its best to entice visitors and convince them that this could easily be their new home.
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law, Litigation

By Rochford Law Posted on August 11, 2020 at 4:07 PM

Understanding Tennessee Utility Easement Laws

Purchasing real estate is exciting, particularly if it’s your first time. Renting means you need to adhere to someone else’s rules and now you are able to use your property however you like (while adhering to local codes and laws, of course).
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on July 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM

How Nashville’s Property Tax Hike Affects You

Property tax will affect not only how much money you will pay for your mortgage each month, but also the final price people are willing to pay for your home should you choose to sell. Property tax is an entwined aspect of owning property. The rate at which you are taxed for your property will differ depending on where you live, and you can usually expect this rate to rise at least a little bit each year.
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, News, Property Tax, Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law

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

Top 10 Reasons for Real Estate Litigation

The process of purchasing real estate can be lengthy, confusing, and difficult. There are several specific considerations to be taken into account by parties on both sides of the transaction. These requirements are put in place in order to protect both the buyer and the seller from finding themselves in a bad situation through no fault of their own.
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law, Litigation

By Rochford Law Posted on June 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM

For Sale By Owner: Purchase Agreements and Litigation

Selling your own property can have a lot of benefits. You are in control of the whole process, and you save money by avoiding real estate agent fees. However, it also opens you up to potential issues. The process of selling a property is lengthy and occasionally convoluted. There are a lot of intricate details that need to be addressed properly.
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Nashville, Residential Real Estate Law, Selling Real Estate, Purchase and Sales Agreement

By Rochford Law Posted on May 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM

The Pros & Cons of Selling Your Home By Yourself (FSBO)

Selling your home can be one of the most rewarding, yet stressful processes you can go through. This is especially true if you decide to forgo the option of utilizing the services of a real estate agent. This is what’s known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO).
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Topics: Nashville Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Nashville, Residential Real Estate Law, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on March 21, 2019 at 2:40 PM

Tennessee Mortgage Information: Who Signs the Mortgage and What to Expect

Buying property can be a great investment, but the purchase comes with a lot of paperwork. Lenders protect their money by requiring buyers to sign documentation associated with the loan. Various state laws require different paperwork, but Tennessee operates as a Deed of Trust state. Ultimately, a deed of trust is a legal document that ties the buyer and lender together until the loan is paid off. We take a closer look at what this means when buying property.

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Topics: Deed, mortgage, Nashville Real Estate Laywer, Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law, Selling Property

By Rochford Law Posted on October 15, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Most Common Questions About Title Companies

A title search is a crucial part of the closing process. It benefits and protects both the buyer and the seller from a fraudulent or defective deal. Because homes cost thousands of dollars and owning property requires the payment of federal taxes, a lot of tedious work is involved in protecting the investment. While title insurance isn't legally required, lenders usually require a policy to be taken out to protect the new purchase. A title search and insurance are necessary to close on a new home, but many people aren't aware of what it is they are purchasing.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law, Title, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Mistakes You Can Make When Buying a Home

If you're a first-time buyer setting out in the real estate market, there are a few pitfalls you'll want to side-step. Buying a home, especially for first-time buyers can look daunting. The process is long, but the outcome can be advantageous. Making a substantial purchase with little experience is intimidating, but a little preparation will make a considerable difference. We've outlined some areas buyers should consider while they are looking for their first home.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

7 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

With the housing market on the rise and the mortgage rates favorably low, many individuals and families are investing in new homes. Everyone's dream house will look a little different, but it's important not to get wrapped up in the aesthetics. There are certain aspects you should never overlook when buying a house. You want to confirm the money you are putting down won't drain the bank with additional and avoidable repairs. We've compiled a list of some of the areas that every buyer should inspect before purchasing a new home.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Residential Real Estate Law

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