Real Estate Law

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Real estate law encompasses the purchase and sale of real property, meaning land and any structures on it. Whether is for development, agricultural use, a commercial space, or even the purchase of a home, any transaction involving the sale and purchase of real property can be complex and overwhelming. For most people, buying a home will probably be the biggest investment they will ever make. So, in addition to hiring a qualified Realtor to help negotiate the transaction, you might consider having one of experienced real estate lawyers here at Peterson Law Group guide you through the legal process. While a real estate attorney is not legally required at every transaction, hiring one can be especially useful for the average homebuyer. Real estate attorneys can review the house’s transaction history and title to ensure that the house is able to be sold and that no past owners will come back claiming to still own the house. And even though the standard FAR/BAR Contract works in most cases, a real estate attorney can help you write specific language into the sales contract when those unique opportunities find you. 

 

At Peterson Law Group not only can we assist you on one side of the transaction, as a member of Old Republic Title, we can act as a closing and escrow agent to ensure the transaction closes swiftly and fairly for both parties. When questions or issues arise, the buyer/seller can turn to our attorneys for advice. Having a real estate attorney who can provide legal advice on the best way to handle issues, such as contract language, as well as prepare necessary documents, can take a lot of the stress out of the transaction. Buyers, Sellers, and Realtors should know that not all title agents are lawyers, and non-attorney title agents cannot give you legal advice for your transaction. In fact, most title companies will have to refer you to an attorney if there is a problem with the transaction, and since the cost of having our staff and attorneys close your transaction is comparable to the fees charged by competing title companies, it’s a win-win for our clients. You wouldn’t hire a Realtor who could only make one offer, so make sure your Realtor uses Peterson Law Group act as closing agent for your transactions.

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Lawyers are advising clients about real estate law.

Beyond transactional work, our real estate attorneys deal with many other matters related to real property; from handling disputes between parties, to boundary issues, easements, zoning designations, fixing erroneous legal descriptions, cleaning up title and even getting variances. There is nothing more frustrating than discovering that your investment may not be exactly what you thought you were buying, that you cannot use it how you wanted to, or that your new neighbor is intolerable. If you have found yourself in one of those situations or you have any other problem or question regarding real property, then give us a call and let one of our real estate attorneys assist you.

Experience with All Real Estate Cases

Our attorneys will offer you straight forward, logical advice on your real estate transaction. Whether commercial, residential, industrial, distressed, foreclosed, tax-auctioned, or otherwise, we are capable of performing the due diligence, contract review or drafting, and title work necessary to ensure your transactions makes financial sense.

Real Estate Closings and Title Insurance

Our firm also handles closings of real property and is able to issue title insurance. If you’re looking for superior protection with your real estate transaction, consider hiring Peterson Law Group, PLLC to represent you. If you are in need of a real estate attorney in the New Smyrna area, call us at 386-428-2464 for a consultation.

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