Residential Real Estate:

Real Estate Lawyer

A real estate lawyer can help you when you are buying or selling a home. Typically when you are buying a home, your real estate lawyer will:

  • Help you understand the contract and how you will take the title on the home
  • Prepare and register legal documents
  • Ensure there are no liens, covenants, or easements registered against the property
  • Clarify the mortgage terms and work with your bank to fix them
  • Scrutinize taxes owing and utility costs paid
  • Come to the closing and review the papers you need to sign
  • Arrange title insurance

If you are selling your home, your real estate attorney will most likely:

  • Review/prepare the purchase and sale agreement
  • If needed, prepare the power of attorney and deed
  • Handle issues with the title and help correct them
  • Come to the closing and review the papers you must sign
  • If necessary, arrange for the insurance certificates
  • Arrange for the transfer of security deposits