Residential Real Estate

Home ownership is a significant investment and we provide the legal services necessary for all aspects of these transactions.

Our legal services in the area of real estate include representation of residential and first time home buyers; individuals refinancing mortgages or obtaining equity lines of credit using real estate to leverage their assets for better budget security, positioning for new investments or improvements to real estate; and individuals seeking to restructure the ways in which their real estate is owned for asset security in association with estate planning.

Our representation includes drafting, negotiating and amending contract documents, preparation of closing documents, issuance of title insurance policies, professional real estate title opinions, and escrow services with supervised distribution of closing proceeds.

Real Estate Services:

  • Closings for transfer of ownership of a home – with or without a loan closing
  • Purchaser representation
  • Seller representation
  • Contract of Sale/Purchase drafting, review & interpretation
  • Title review and Title Insurance for lender and/or owner
  • Survey orders, review and incorporation into title
  • Escrow Agent Services and supervision of distribution of funds from escrow
  • Recording real estate documents for public record (deeds, mortgages, surveys, etc.)
  • Counsel and corrective measures for curing title defects

Document Preparation Services:

  • Settlement Statements (HUD1, CD, ALTA)
  • Deeds (a/k/a Title to Real Estate)
  • Deeds of Distribution from a Probate Estate
  • Corrective Deeds
  • Easements
  • Certification of Trust for a deed
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Limited Power of Attorney to execute a deed or closing documents
  • Supplemental agreements for post-closing matters
  • Title Insurance Commitments
  • Title Insurance Policies and Endorsements
  • Preliminary and Final Title Opinions for Lenders
Contact Lisa Lee Smith Law Firm for your legal real estate needs.