April 2018

Closing on Your New Home in Georgia

2018-04-15T15:56:14+00:00

The state of Georgia handles real estate closings a bit differently than many other states do. Buying a new home is one of the most momentous purchases you’ll ever make, so you want to make sure that it goes smoothly and that your purchase goals are well protected. A Georgia real estate closing attorney can help. [...]

Closing on Your New Home in Georgia 2018-04-15T15:56:14+00:00

March 2018

Things You Should Know About Home Inspections

2018-04-02T19:45:56+00:00

Buying a home can be an exciting but stressful experience. What is hiding behind those walls? Was the seller truthful on the disclosure statement? Home inspections can help disclose the true condition of the property. A Lumpkin County real estate closing attorney can guide you through the closing process, including interpreting the meaning of and [...]

Things You Should Know About Home Inspections 2018-04-02T19:45:56+00:00

Understanding real estate closing costs and fees

2018-04-02T17:24:29+00:00

Real estate closings can be daunting. The financial paperwork is full of numbers, fees, and places that require signatures. A Johns Creek real estate closing attorney can help you make sense of all the documents and fees, including closing costs. There is an "origination fee." There is a "processing fee." Fees, fees, fees. There are [...]

Understanding real estate closing costs and fees 2018-04-02T17:24:29+00:00

Postponing a Georgia Real Estate Closing

2018-03-12T21:45:16+00:00

Even the best-laid plans sometimes go awry, and this holds especially true with real estate closings. Even though your purchase contract contains a closing date, various events can pop up, causing you to delay the closing. Read on to identify some of the more common reasons why you might need to postpone your closing. The [...]

Postponing a Georgia Real Estate Closing 2018-03-12T21:45:16+00:00

February 2018

How to Avoid Real Estate Closing Delays

2018-02-12T02:51:57+00:00

Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you are likely anxious to get to your real estate closing and wrap things up. Unfortunately, real estate closings do not always go as planned. There are many reasons that a closing can be delayed or even (gulp!) canceled. A Dahlonega real estate closing attorney can help [...]

How to Avoid Real Estate Closing Delays 2018-02-12T02:51:57+00:00

How to Make Your Real Closing Less Stressful

2018-02-12T02:53:40+00:00

The home buying process is exciting yet stressful. There is so much paperwork to review and not enough time to do everything. To make your closing as stress-free as possible, follow these tips. Attend the Home Inspection If possible, you should be present when the home is inspected. Although a good inspector should identify all [...]

How to Make Your Real Closing Less Stressful 2018-02-12T02:53:40+00:00

January 2018

Should I have a Real Estate Lawyer at Closing?

2018-02-12T02:55:19+00:00

Are you buying or selling a home? Under Georgia law, an attorney must conduct the real estate closing process. This closing attorney does not represent you. Their job is to ensure the closing is done properly. Do you want to sit at a table with an attorney and not be represented yourself? Of course not! [...]

Should I have a Real Estate Lawyer at Closing? 2018-02-12T02:55:19+00:00

Your Georgia Real Estate Closing

2018-01-19T16:57:52+00:00

Buying a new home or other property is always exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s a complicated process that involves plenty of paperwork, which must be carefully completed in adherence to exacting rules. In the end, you’ll be rewarded with ownership of your new home or property; the journey, however, can be fraught [...]

Your Georgia Real Estate Closing 2018-01-19T16:57:52+00:00

December 2017

What Must Real Estate Sellers Disclose to Buyers?

2018-02-12T02:56:43+00:00

Selling your home might be filled with mixed emotions: excitement to be moving to someplace new but sadness at leaving your old homestead. But one thing you want to avoid: angering the new buyers by failing to disclose known defects in your home. Georgia law imposes a duty on home sellers to make certain disclosures [...]

What Must Real Estate Sellers Disclose to Buyers? 2018-02-12T02:56:43+00:00

Why a Notary Doesn’t Provide Enough Protection at a Real Estate Closing

2018-01-10T22:39:26+00:00

The Georgia Supreme Court has stated that it is unethical for non-lawyers to handle a real estate closing. Of course, the Georgia State Bar only has power over lawyers, so a non-lawyer like a notary public can’t be prevented from closing loans. However, there are important reasons why a notary doesn’t provide enough protection as [...]

Why a Notary Doesn’t Provide Enough Protection at a Real Estate Closing 2018-01-10T22:39:26+00:00