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Take a Chance on a Foreclosure Property

A few months ago, a family friend of mine purchased a foreclosure property. For years, she and her husband searched for a home they could afford. However, their budget wasn’t large enough to buy a new construction in their desired location. They also couldn’t afford the older renovated homes in their hometown either. Thankfully, they found a foreclosure property that they instantly fell in love with. With the assistance of a good real estate attorney, they were able to make their dreams of home ownership come true. On this blog, you will discover how a real estate attorney can guide you through the foreclosure buying process.



Handling Creditors: Should You Obtain Legal Help With Your Loved One’s Estate?

If a deceased family member's last will and testament leaves you in charge of their estate, the responsibilities placed in your care may quickly overwhelm you. Unless your loved one established a living trust before they passed away, their estate will go through a court-administered process called probate. The probate process may require you to do many things, including paying off your loved one's creditors. To get through probate, you'll need legal help. Read More 

Do You Need A Probate Lawyer?

If you have been named the executor of a will, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. It's always a big responsibility, more so if a number of beneficiaries are involved. You can choose to navigate the sometimes tricky aspects of probate court by yourself, but in many instances, you should definitely hire a probate attorney. Family Fighting If the family members or other beneficiaries are unhappy about the will or disagree about how things should be divided, then you would be wise to hire a probate attorney. Read More 

Legal Disputes Over Inheritance and Property: Do You Hire a Real Estate Attorney or a Probate Attorney?

When your parents pass away and you expected that you would inherit the house, only to find out that you did not, it can be quite awkward when their will is read. Unless your parents amended their wills and gave very clear instructions and reasons as to why you did not inherit the family home, you may want answers so badly that you hire a lawyer. However, therein lies the conundrum; do you hire a probate lawyer because you are contesting the will, or do you hire a real estate attorney because you want to know if there were any changes made to the deed recently? Read More 

3 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Lawyer When Negotiating Your Short Sale

Many sellers of a short sale home will try and make negotiations on their own or simply ask for some advice from a real estate agent. The problem with this is that the laws on short sales change constantly, meaning that some information you heard about negotiating a short sale may not work now. Plus, a real estate agent does not specialize on real estate laws, which means their advice could be null, as well. Read More 

Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

After watching HGTV or going to a housewarming, you may have a bit of new-home envy—and you may find yourself wanting to buy a home of your own. However, if there's anything to be learned from the housing market meltdown, it's that buying before you're ready can have severe consequences. Below are some questions you should ask yourself before committing to homeownership. Is My Income Stable? Can you rely on making the same or more income for at least the next seven years? Read More