Austin’s Residential Real Estate is Red Hot

Austin’s residential real estate is Red Hot. The latest report from the Austin Board of Realtors showcases the market's resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic and demand for homes continues to be very strong - breaking sales records month after month.  Austin has been the fastest-growing major metro in the country for over 10 years and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How COVID-19 Will Impact the Austin Real Estate Market?

Like realtors and mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys are getting the same question over and over again these days: what does COVID-19 mean for the real estate market? We wish we had a crystal ball and could give you the answer. Usually when we answer such questions, we base the answers on how the market [...]

Builder’s Contracts and the Importance of Hiring an Attorney

There was a time when if you wanted new construction in the Austin area, you’d have to buy in a far-flung suburb. Now, everyone wants to live in the city itself, so older housing stock is being torn down and replaced with luxe new condos and houses. As more people flock to purchase custom homes [...]

Can You Stop A Foreclosure Once It Starts?

It’s a tough time for many Americans right now. The longer our economy is in crisis, the more people will struggle paying their mortgages. As attorneys who provide foreclosure assistance, we hear the same story from so many of our clients—they work hard, make the right choices, do everything by the book, and one job [...]

Code Next for Austin: What Will This Do to Austin Real Estate?

Zoning might be the bane of your existence if you’re a developer, but its purpose is to protect property owners. When you purchase a home, you’re not just purchasing the structure itself, you’re also buying into a neighborhood—you like the look, the feel, the density (or lack thereof), etc. If you live in or around [...]