Real Estate 102
Why Real Estate 102?
You’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and buy a house. You’ve looked at 100 houses online, which translates to about 2000 pictures or video tours. You’ve spoken to a few Realtors, and maybe attended an open house. You’ve been pre-qualified for a mortgage, and have a down payment. You’ve talked to your friends who’ve bought houses, and gotten advice – wanted and unwanted – from your relatives. And of course, you’ve spent all those hours online reading about real estate and have that sneaking suspicion that some of it is accurate and some is not.
In other words, you’ve passed Real Estate 101, and it’s time to get serious.
This section of our blog is intended to provide you with useable, accurate information about real estate from a real estate attorney with over 30 years experience. The focus will be residential transactions, but there will be digressions into other areas, such as landlord-tenant, which frequently overlap with the closing process.
I hope you find this useful, and I welcome your feedback. Read on!
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