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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 October 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM

6 Tips for Selling a Luxury Home

You’re getting ready to make what may be the biggest financial investment of your life—selling your luxury home.

In Tennessee, a luxury home is any home valued at more than $500,000, and selling one can be a lot of work.

Real estate agent Robin Ann Aggers, who has 16 years of experience and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, offers the following tips.

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Topics: Real Estate Attorney, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate, Luxury Home

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 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 July 10, 2018 at 11:33 AM

7 Tips for Closing a Real Estate Deal

It’s expected that shopping for a home can take some time, but many homeowners don't plan for the closing process. The closing proceedings involve the exchanging of titles, documents, and money to secure the deal for both the buyer and the seller. It's an arduous process but a necessary one designed to protect the sale of the home. This final step requires some refinement if you don't want to get stuck in a back and forth between you and the seller. There are a few tips we have to help you make the closing process smoother.  

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Topics: Buying A Home, Nashville Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate

By Rochford Law Posted on October 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Does Your Property Qualify for the Tennessee Greenbelt Law?

What is Greenbelt Law?

If you own 15 acres or more, you just might be able to reduce your Tennessee property tax liability by applying for the Greenbelt Law. The Greenbelt Law, or the Agricultural, Forest, and Open Space Land Act of 1976, was designed to preserve farms, forests, and open space and to reduce urbanization across Tennessee. Greenbelt helps provide much-needed tax relief to landowners and farmers who qualify and it also helps maintain the natural beauty of our state.

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Topics: Selling Property, Green Belt

By Rochford Law Posted on July 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM

So You Want To Sell/Buy Property “As Is”?

Buying and selling real estate may be one of the most important financial transactions that you will ever carry out in your life, but it’s also a lot of work. If the property in question has issues due to poor maintenance, natural conditions, or other factors, correcting these issues can be expensive and can complicate the sale of the property. The last thing that a buyer or a seller wants are complications that will slow or block the sale of property.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate, Disclaimers, Disclosures

By Rochford Law Posted on April 26, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Do I Need A Real Estate Attorney to Assist with Closing?

Dreaming of the future, exploring neighborhoods and finding the perfect home is an exciting time for most home buyers. For sellers, the process can be equally exhilarating as they prepare to take their next steps. And that wonderful moment when you learn your bid has been accepted (or, if you’re selling, you accept a bid) is a sweet one. For many buyers and sellers, however, that euphoria soon dissipates as the walls of closing-related paperwork begin to close in.

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Topics: Buying A Home, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Closing, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Title, Selling Property, Selling Real Estate

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