This excellent resource covers the nuts and bolts of buying and selling residential property as well as an introduction to some important real estate topics often encountered in practice. This practical guide teaches you the fundamentals of a residential real estate transaction and covers everything from your client’s first encounter with a real estate broker through funding the deal at closing. Learn how to advise and represent a client whether they are a buyer or seller, and receive some ideas on what to do when your client comes to you after they have signed a contract. The experienced attorneys who contributed to this manual also explain the common pitfalls and local quirks that can derail a deal and how to handle surprises at closing. Most importantly, this book will teach you enough to recognize what you don’t know and how to find the information that you need for your client.
Summary of Contents
- Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate, The Players
- Pre-agreement of Sale and Sellers Disclosure
- Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate, The Transaction—Forms
- Home Inspection Law
- Fair Housing Update
- Boundary Disputes