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How to Guide: Real Estate Closings – Part I

For starters, the title company will need a legible, fully executed copy of the contract and all addendums. Also, don’t forget to send the title company the prior title policy and the survey, if no changes have been made. The listing agent should submit an info sheet with contact information for the buyer, seller, buyer’s agent, seller’s agent, mortgage loan originator (MLO) and the attorney for seller and/or buyer. The info sheet should contain the current mailing address, phone number(s), email address(es) of both the buyer and the seller.  Verify the real estate commissions and or transaction fees, if any.  Read the rest of this entry

Residential Security Deposit: Rights and Duties

Having been a residential landlord for over 10 years and now a practicing attorney, I have seen my fair share of disputes arise over a Tenant’s security deposit. But, if you keep some things in mind, you can increase your chances of imposing a legally sound claim to a tenant’s security deposit if necessary. Read the rest of this entry

Rental Agreements: Lease’s to protect the Landlord (Part 2 of 3)

This week we will continue with our discussion on the necessity of having a thorough rental agreement in place when renting residential real estate. Whether you are a homeowner considering renting your home for the first time or an experienced landlord, it is imperative that you protect yourself, your family, and your investment. Read the rest of this entry