Legal Guidance For Buying Or Selling A Home
Whether you are buying your first house, relocating, trading up or downsizing, it’s a big investment. You want to know that the deal makes financial sense for you. You want to know that you are protected if complications arise.
Murray Law Group provides sound advice and representation for residential real estate contracts. We are a family-run firm guiding Hampden County families through a complex and stressful process.
If you are purchasing or selling a home, schedule a free initial consultation at 413-351-0894.
Full-Service Assistance To Homebuyers
Massachusetts law requires that buyers have a lawyer for residential real estate transactions. And for good reason. Buying a home carries many risks. The terms of these contracts tend to favor the seller, and Massachusetts law reflects a “buyer beware” ideology. Sellers must disclose certain problems, such as lead paint or bad septic systems, but otherwise are not obligated to disclose the majority of defects. An attorney can help you discover issues before making an offer, and only an attorney can draft a real estate contract.
With focused knowledge of Massachusetts real estate law and the local market, our lawyers provide comprehensive guidance regarding the following:
- Negotiating purchase price and terms (points, closing costs, etc.)
- Drafting or reviewing purchase and sale agreements
- Reviewing inspection reports and resolving any identified issues
- Title examination and title insurance
- Preparing and reviewing all paperwork, including the HUD-1 settlement statement
- Addressing post-sale details or conflicts
We make every effort to resolve issues on the front end before submitting an offer on the property or before consummating the transaction. Our goal is to give you and your family peace of mind that there will be no surprises at closing or hidden problems that will come back to haunt you later.
Protecting Your Interests In The Sale Of A Home
We also counsel sellers in residential real estate contracts. Our firm commonly helps families who are selling houses or condos on behalf of an elderly loved one who is moving to assisted living or nursing home care. Our attorneys can advise on seller obligations such as required disclosures of defects or liens. We can negotiate the purchase and sale contract, including counteroffers, contingency offers, changes to the agreement and timing of the transaction. Unlike real estate agents or bankers who may have their own agendas, our sole duty as your real estate lawyer is to promote and protect your best interests.
Get Our Real Estate Lawyers Involved Early
Whether you are in the market to buy or you are selling a residence, savvy legal counsel can save you money and spot any red flags that could cause trouble. We respond promptly to phone and email inquiries. To arrange a free consultation, call our West Springfield firm at 413-351-0894 or contact us online.