St. Petersburg Real Estate Attorney
St. Petersburg Real Estate Transactions
Are you buying or selling a home? Ensuring that your real estate deal goes through requires you to be thorough. At Carnal & Mansfield, P.A., we have handled countless real estate transactions. A poorly drafted document can make or break a closing. Contact an experienced real estate attorney in St. Petersburg to protect your investments.
- St. Petersburg Real Estate Closing
- St. Petersburg Real Estate Financing
- St. Petersburg Title Insurance
The St. Petersburg real estate attorneys always focus on expediting a smooth real estate transaction. There are few more frustrating experiences than painstakingly working on a sale and having it fall through because of a technicality. A poorly drafted contract can affect your bottom line, kill the sale, and even lead to litigation. You need an experienced lawyer with a keen attention to detail. Our St. Petersburg real estate attorneys have experience with:
- Preparing deeds and mortgages
- Closing agreements
- Title insurance
- Title searches
- Purchase agreements/Contract Review
- Commercial and residential sales
Let the St. Petersburg Real Estate Attorneys Guide You in Buying and Selling Your Home
You have saved and worked hard to buy your first home. Now you need to protect it. For most people, their home is the biggest investment they will ever make. We have over 38 years of experience protecting our clients’ investments.
If you do not have a real estate broker it is especially important to contact an attorney about your sale or purchase. We can help with the closing process, including title search, and title insurance. The title insurance we provide is charged at a comparable rate or less than that charged by a title insurance company.
St. Petersburg Real Estate FAQs
At Carnal & Mansfield, P.A., we handle all aspects of Florida real estate transactions, from writing title insurance to preparing deeds and mortgages to closing the deal. Here are answers to some questions buyers, sellers, and property owners often have when they come to our office. For more information about how we can help you protect your real estate investment, contact our attorneys in St. Petersburg.
What is a title examination?
A title examination is a study of the records related to the ownership history of a piece of property. During the examination, title information is reviewed to determine who owns the property, whether there are any defects in the title or claims against the ownership, and whether any action is needed to make sure the purchaser obtains good record title to the property at closing.
What is title insurance?
A title insurance policy insures a property owner against losses resulting from undisclosed defects that affect or impair ownership rights, as well as damage caused by a negligent or bad title search or examination. Title insurance provides a source of indemnification for financial losses related to the title, as well as the cost of defending the title in court.
What makes up closing costs?
There may be closing costs that are unique to certain real estate, but they are generally made up of some combination of escrow fees, property taxes, interest, loan origination fees, recording fees, survey fees, title insurance, loan discount points, first payment to escrow account for future real estate taxes and insurance, homeowner’s insurance, attorney’s fees, and any document preparation fees.
What is a survey?
A survey is a drawing of a piece of property that shows any improvements to the property, the boundary lines of the property, and any encroachments affecting the property. Encroachments on the property may include utility easements, a common driveway, and structures that should not be on the property (such as a neighbor’s fence). Lenders generally require a survey to be obtained before closing, because a survey confirms that the legal description in the deed matches the piece of property the buyer expects to receive with the deed.
What is an easement?
An easement is an interest in land that is owned by a person or entity who is not the owner of the whole parcel of land. Some common easements are a right-of-way, a right of entry (such as to maintain utility lines), a right to the support of land and buildings, a right of light and air, and a right of water.
Contact Our Experienced St. Petersburg Real Estate Attorneys
The real estate attorneys in St. Petersburg carefully examine the title of your property to ensure that there are no hidden liens or encumbrances that can affect the value. You may rest assured that your residential or commercial real estate transaction will be protected with us.
If you have concerns about your real estate transaction, contact us to set up an appointment today.