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By Rochford Law Posted on February 27, 2020 at 11:36 AM

F.A.Q.s (and Answers) about Horizontal Property Regimes

There are many options available to you for how you want to use your property. Nashville is currently seeing a boom in the emergence of Horizontal Property Regimes (HPRs).
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Topics: Real Estate Nashville, Selling Real Estate, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

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

F.A.Q.s (and Answers) from Owners Selling Their Home

Selling your home is a big decision. The intricacies often leads to sellers seeking out the assistance of a real estate agent to guide them through the process. However, a more adventurous homeowner might elect to sell their property by themselves and enlist a residential real estate attorney for any questions along the way.
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Topics: Real Estate Nashville, Selling Real Estate, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on January 31, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Commercial Closing Checklist

Commercial real estate closings in Nashville can be challenging. The excitement of purchasing a new property can make it difficult to pay attention to the many details. However, these details are incredibly important.
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on January 28, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Six Common Causes of Delayed Escrows and Closings

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. Documents of great importance seem to be required for every step along the way. Those entering the process might think it to be fairly straightforward—find a property you like, make an offer and get it accepted, then move in.

However, that is not often the case. There are plenty of circumstances that can arise that add a few more steps to the process. And throughout this process, everyone has their eyes on the final step— closing.
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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Law, Tennessee Real Estate Law, Closing Process

By Rochford Law Posted on October 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Why Title Insurance Matters in Real Estate Transactions

It feels like there’s insurance for everything these days. Title Insurance may seem like just another piece of legal minutia, but it’s actually a crucial part of buying property that can protect you from massive loss.

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Topics: Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Title, Tennessee Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on June 25, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Buying Property in a Cash for Deed Transaction

Sometimes clients looking to cut costs on their next real estate closing have asked about the possibility of a "cash for deed." What does that mean, what are the risks, and how can this strategy save you money on your upcoming closing?  We will try to answer these questions for you.

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Topics: Real Estate Attorney, Tennessee Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on May 10, 2019 at 1:38 PM

Partition of Real Estate Property in Tennessee

Here’s a question we were recently asked: “My brother — who is incarcerated — and I co-own 133 acres of land in Tennessee. I want to sell but he doesn’t. There’s no way to fairly divide the property because of the dimensions of the land, much of which is in a flood plain. What can I do? And how are the legal fees paid?”

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Topics: Real Estate Attorney, Tennessee Real Estate Law

By Rochford Law Posted on November 20, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Understanding Tennessee’s Transfer Tax

Knowing what's expected of you at the time of closing on a property will protect you from financial surprises. Each state is allowed to determine its own taxes.  Kentucky, for example, has an income tax while Tennessee does not. In the State of Tennessee, a transfer tax is collected anytime anything of value is exchanged for the transfer of real estate. It's a hefty tax that can add thousands to the final cost.

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

By Rochford Law Posted on April 19, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Tennessee Partition Law: How To Divorce Your Co-Tenant

Are you having problems getting along with the co-owner of your property? Do you disagree about how the property should be used? Do you want to sell, but your partner wants to stay? If you can’t see eye to eye with your co-tenant, maybe a partition action is right for you. To begin, let’s look at two example scenarios where a partition action might be filed.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Law, Partition Law, Partitions, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Lawyers, Residential Real Estate Law, Tennessee Real Estate Law

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