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How a Lawyer Can Help with Real Estate Contract Negotiation

When it comes time to buy or sell a house, the buyer and seller come to the transaction with different goals, needs, and expectations about what will make the transaction a success. Getting to a point where buyer and seller agree on every term of the… Read More
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Should You Use an Attorney for a FSBO Closing?

Buying or selling a house is a complex process that requires knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. While many people opt to work with a realtor when buying or selling a house, an increasing number of real estate transactions are for sale by ow… Read More
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Real Estate Attorney for Funding Reserves

In Ohio, condominium associations and homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are required to maintain funding reserves that allow them to replace or repair major capital items without needing to resort to special assessments. However, unit owners can waiv… Read More
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Property Title Issues That Can Stop Closing on a House

Buying or selling a home often signals the start of a new chapter in your life. But every home has its own history, and unresolved property title issues can present significant difficulties when you are buying or selling a house. Unpaid debts, divorc… Read More
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7 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Attorney as a Seller

Even though Ohio does not require that an attorney be present at a real estate closing, having a knowledgeable and experienced real estate closing attorney on your side can help ensure that the transaction proceeds smoothly, that your interests are p… Read More
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Easements in Real Estate

Easements in Real Estate

Property boundary disputes often involve easements, which are non-possessory interests in land that allow the holder to have access to or use the property of someone else. This is often put into place for a specific purpose or limited period of time.… Read More
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Should You Hire a Real Estate Attorney?

Buying a home is a complex process. There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of and a myriad of decisions and choices to be made along the way. While your real estate agent can assist you through many of the steps, particularly during the early… Read More
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Real Estate Contract Negotiation

Real Estate Contract Negotiation

Most home buyers expect to be able to negotiate the purchase price. What many prospective buyers don’t realize, however, is that they can negotiate which party is responsible to pay closing costs that equal, in some cases, thousands of dollars. The… Read More
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