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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Real Estate Attorney in Austin?

Even when a real estate attorney isn’t required for a particular transaction, it’s a good idea to have one to look out for your interests. Whether you’re buying a home or selling a home, leasing an office space or building a new location for your business, real estate attorneys make sure there are no loose [...]

What Does a Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Do?

Commercial real estate lawyers perform many of the same duties as attorneys who focus on residential real estate—they work on transactions between buyers and sellers, handle issues with title, review contracts, and negotiate with lenders. So what does a commercial real estate lawyer do that makes them different? The main difference between these two real [...]

What Does an Attorney Do at a Real Estate Closing?

Is it worth it to hire a real estate attorney when you’re buying or selling a property in Texas? What do real estate attorneys do? We know many Austin-area residents ask themselves these questions. While in a straightforward transaction, an attorney might not be needed, there’s no way of knowing if your purchase or sale [...]

Does Loan Modification Stop Foreclosure?

If you’re facing foreclosure, you may feel hopeless, but the reality is that there’s a lot you can do to stay in your home. One of the most effective ways to stop foreclosure is with a loan modification. Here’s what you need to know. What Is a Loan Modification? A loan modification (also known as [...]

What to Look for in a Real Estate Attorney

Hiring a real estate attorney is much like hiring any other professional—you ask around, you look at reviews, you do your research, and you make a decision. Of course, the difference with an attorney is that the stakes are much higher than with a painter or lawn service, which is why the “do your research” [...]

Can A Lawyer Help With Loan Modification?

What Is a Loan Modification? There are several possible options when you’ve either fallen behind on your mortgage or your home is being foreclosed on. One of the best solutions is a loan modification. Loan modifications rewrite your current mortgage to change its terms and make it more affordable for you. Unlike many other solutions, [...]

How Do You Transfer A House Title To Another Person?

There are many reasons why you might want to transfer a house title to another person, but there’s only one way to accomplish it: through a deed. The process of navigating property deeds and titles can be confusing, but with an experienced attorney working on your behalf, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what you [...]

When Should I Hire a Foreclosure Attorney?

The foreclosure process is a lengthy one, but it’s best to hire a foreclosure attorney as soon as you can. With an attorney by your side early in the process, you’re more likely to be able to negotiate a resolution with your lender and keep your home. When to Hire a Foreclosure Attorney Your lender [...]

Common Situations When You Should Hire a Real Estate Attorney

The most common reason people use a real estate attorney is for purchasing or selling a house. Unlike some states, Texas doesn’t require real estate attorneys for these transactions, but luckily for us, there’s no shortage of situations and transactions where a lawyer is needed. Here are some times when you definitely need a real [...]

Do You Need A Lawyer To Transfer A Deed?

There are many circumstances in which the deed to a home or property may need to be transferred. You might think it seems straightforward enough that you can do it on your own without the help of a real estate lawyer, but with such an important document, it’s a good idea to hire a deed [...]