Our office is here to help you in all of your real estate needs. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Elkins routinely performed closings, searches, and analyzed title defects while working as a law clerk for a law firm that was in house counsel for a title company. The Elkins Law Firm can aide you in drafting a deed, note, mortgage, defend a foreclosure suit, homeowners association disputes, drafting sale and purchase of real property contracts, and representation through out the entire sale or purchase transaction through closing.
The purchase or sale of a home is often one of the largest transactions an individual or family will make in their lifetime. Regardless of the whether the property is the first home for a family or an investment property, a substantial amount of money is being moved around. As such, it is important that the process is handled by a competent team that works hard to take all the appropriate steps to protect your investment. All real estate transactions require a “closing,” a transaction completed on an agreed upon date in which ownership from the Seller to Buyer is transferred. However, the majority of the work involved in a closing is done well before the closing.
First, the attorney must review the title search from the title company to determine whether title is marketable and insurable. Additionally, a review of the lien search much performed to determine if there any existing liens against the subject the property that must be cleared prior to transferring ownership. A survey is also reviewed to determine whether there are any issues with the boundary lines or encroachments and to make sure there is proper ingress and egress. A settlement statement (or closing disclosure known as a “CD”) is reviewed making sure that all costs and fees associated with the subject property are properly reflected. Once it is time for the closing, Ms. Elkins will attend the closing and explain any and all documents to your satisfaction so that you are completely comfortable with what you are signing. In order to make sure your closing happens according to plan, contact The Elkins Law Firm by telephone at 407-644-5117 to schedule a consultation.