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Helping You Protect Your Real Estate Investment

For many Americans, purchasing a family home will be the largest financial investment they make during their lives. Buying a home is a complex process filled with contracts written in legalese, title searches and loan brokerage negotiation. By enlisting an experienced real estate attorney, you can ensure your real estate closing can run smoothly.

With over a decade of experience, our attorneys have honed in on the real estate closings process. We offer affordable representation and free consultations, so you can learn more about our services before you hire us. As your legal advisers, we will work closely with you throughout the process, taking care to minimize obstacles that could derail or stop your closing. Whether you are in the market to buy or sell, we are qualified to assist you. Read on to discover our extensive range of real estate legal offerings.

Examining Titles For Defects

A closing attorney can help with the title examination on the home you wish to buy. When the title order comes in from the lender, a closing attorney will order a municipal lien certificate, which verifies the real estate taxes and other charges on the property. Our Buffalo real estate closings attorneys will review the title to verify there are no title defects. Our attorneys can ensure your property is clear of:

  • Mortgages
  • Claims of others
  • Judgments
  • Outstanding deeds of trusts
  • Unpaid taxes
  • Defective deeds or other defects

Reviewing And Revising Contracts

When you purchase a home, every detail of the sale must be memorialized in a contract for it to be legally binding. If the seller promised they would fix or repair something with the house before you purchase, you would want to make sure the contract outlines what they agreed to do. An attorney can also review the contract to make sure it adheres to all New York regulations.

Scrutinizing Closing Documents

At closing, our Buffalo closing attorney will process loan funding and review the title to verify there are no changes. The attorney will also ensure all mortgages are paid off and liens are discharged. The lender will also send instructions to your attorney listing any further details that need to be taken care of before the sale can close. When all the paperwork is gathered, your closing attorney will review all paperwork and contracts with you before you sign.

Don’t Undertake Your Closing Alone. Contact Us.

At Smith and Messina, LLP, we are deeply invested in providing straightforward, cost-effective legal solutions for our clients. If you or someone you know is thinking of selling or buying a home, we suggest contacting our knowledgeable Buffalo real estate attorney via our online form or over the phone at 716-648-1400.