Buying a home will likely be the biggest financial transaction of your life.
You should be protected by an attorney
who is trained in the complexities of real estate law.
Having legal counsel makes good sense because of the challenges that come with choosing and ultimately buying a home. An experienced, competent Real Estate Attorney can help to protect your interests from the very beginning by ensuring that your real estate transaction adheres to the applicable rules of your state/municipality.
Title searches are completed to ensure the property being sold is free of any encumbrances, such as liens or judgments. Many buyers mistakenly believe the title company closer who attends closing is there to protect them, but the truth is that they are there to protect the interests of the bank or lender providing the mortgage. Choosing your attorney with Ziegler & Schneider ensures that the title search will be fast and efficient, and you will immediately be made aware of any and all issues that could affect your purchase and use of the property. Your attorney will also be able to obtain releases to any judgments and/or liens that have been satisfied.
Your attorney will make sure you are not paying unnecessary closing fees. Your attorney will go over all of the closing documents and answer any questions you may have.
The terms of your home purchase must be properly memorialized in a contract for them to be legally binding. Your attorney will assist with this process by not only negotiating on your behalf, but also by making sure that the contract adheres to all state and local laws.
Real estate deeds are filed in the county the property is located. Your attorney will handle the filings and provide you with a packet containing copies of all of your paperwork, as well as an explanation of what paperwork you can expect to receive after it has been fully processed.
Technically, unless you hire an Attorney to represent you, no one else
participating in the closing represents your interests.
In order to protect the most valuable investment of your life,
hire a Real Estate Attorney who will have only your best interests in mind.
Additionally, we provide the following ESTATE PLANNING services,
all of which become critical upon completion of any Real Estate transaction.
WILL – a document that spells out how you would like your possessions divided after your death. A will is a legally enforceable document that establishes your intent on how you wish your property to be distributed and can be revoked or modified during your lifetime.
TRUST – a fiduciary arrangement in which a person gives another party authority to handle their assets for the benefit of a third party, their beneficiary. A trust is another effective method of estate transfer. Like a will, a trust defines the transfer of property after death.
DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY – allows a person you designate to handle your affairs when you cannot. Durable Power of Attorney is a critical Estate Planning document that puts responsibility for your finances, property, and/or healthcare decision in the hands of someone you trust.