Experienced Real Estate Attorney Providing Comprehensive Legal Solutions
Looking for a trusted real estate attorney to handle your property-related legal matters? Look no further than the Law Office of Andy Weinstein, Esq. Real estate transactions are complicated contractual matters that contain a great deal of risk to the parties involved. The large populations, the competitive nature, the potential for scams and illegal business practices and the nuanced legal landscape constitute the challenges of handling a real estate matter. It takes a dedicated, detail-oriented and experienced team to successfully close a real estate transaction.
At the Law Office of Andy Weinstein, Esq., we understand the challenges faced when trying to buy, sell or rent/lease real estate. Our decades of combined legal experience and knowledge, along with a highly personalized approach, provide a tremendous benefit to our clients in all types of real estate matters. From the initial offer through closing, we are here to protect your legal and financial interests.
Real estate represents a significant financial commitment and risk. Make sure you have the backing of our experienced lawyers to help you protect your financial interests.
Protecting Your Interests Throughout The Process
Our lawyers can serve you in all aspects of real estate, including:
- Purchase and sale agreements
- Title searches
- Quiet title actions
- Leases and rental agreements
- Co-op and condominium transactions
- Title insurance matters
From the initial offer through the closing, our real estate lawyers are here to help you protect your legal and financial interests.
What You Need To Know About Real Estate Law
Real estate is one of the most difficult and complex areas of civil law. Understanding the many regulations and priorities involved in real estate matters involves a lot of detailed knowledge. You can’t possibly know what lies ahead without getting answers to questions such as:
What is a title search?
A title search is a review of the ownership history of a property. Title law is notoriously complex in New Jersey, and accuracy is vital. When you take on any pursuit of a real estate purchase or sale, an issue with title can derail the entire transaction.
Our skilled, experienced team of attorneys has the know-how to perform an accurate title search that you can put your trust in.
What is escrow?
Escrow is an important third party that may hold onto funds until the sale of a home or commercial property is complete. Many people have escrow accounts as part of their long-term property tax and homeowners insurance plans.
What is the New Jersey attorney review period?
This is a three-day period where an attorney can review the contracts and confirm that everything is satisfactory. The three-day window begins once the buyer and seller obtain a copy of the signed contract, and weekends and holidays do not count during this time window. If a lawyer does not approve the contract, negotiations can occur beyond these three days.
How will zoning impact my real estate deal?
Zoning is most important in commercial real estate, but it can impact your home if you wish to perform certain commercial activities, such as a home business. If your property is not zoned for the actions you wish to perform, you need to consider pursuing a variance, which is itself a highly complex matter.
What are the main differences between commercial and residential real estate?
The main difference between commercial and residential real estate is the usage. Commercial real estate, obviously, will be used for commercial purposes – which can include serving as a domicile. Additionally, commercial property may face different taxes and have stricter regulations.
Do I need to get a survey of the property?
It is not legally required that you get a survey unless the lender requests it, but it is almost always to your benefit to get one. These surveys can establish property lines, eliminate disputes and potential issues and offer much more for both parties in a real estate transaction.
Can I avoid accepting a purchase “as is?”
Many sellers want to believe that marking their home for sale “as is” requires a buyer not to request any changes to the property. If the buyer’s contract contains a right to inspection, the “as is” claim may not hold much water. This right cannot force the seller to modify or repair the property, but it does give the buyer a chance to back out of the transaction.
Do I need title insurance?
Title insurance protects buyers and lenders from potential financial losses that come from a title defect, like back taxes, conflicting wills, liens, debt from the previous owner and other ownership claims. While you are not legally required to have this safety measure, it can stand to save you thousands of dollars for a fraction of the cost.
Contact Our Firm Today
Before entering into any type of real estate agreement, you need to feel confident that you have a strong legal team behind you. We want to be that legal team. There is no financial obligation or risk in talking with a real estate attorney from the Law Office of Andy Weinstein, Esq. Call us at 973-852-3614 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney from our firm.