Does Title Insurance Cover Property Line Disputes?

Title insurance is typically required for any real estate transaction where there is a transfer of ownership from one party to another. The purpose of title insurance is to provide financial protection in the case of contested ownership of a property. In other words, when multiple parties claim ownership of the property in question and [...]

How Do You Read a Title Report and Find Liens on a Property?

Purchasing property is a significant financial investment. Whether it’s a home or a commercial property, there are always some risks involved. One of those risks involves real estate title liens. The seller of the property must have a clean and clear title for the property before it can be legally sold. If a buyer purchases [...]

How to Negotiate a Commercial Lease

A commercial lease is used when renting a space to use for commercial purposes. If you own a business and need a place for your business to operate, renting a space is usually the best option. This is especially true for new businesses that are just starting up. When you rent a commercial property you [...]

Commercial Lease Types Explained

Commercial real estate law encompasses a wide range of legal matters pertaining to the ownership, sale, and use of the commercial property. Under the umbrella of commercial real estate law falls commercial leases. A commercial lease is used when a business rents a commercial property from an owner/landlord. Commercial leases are often quite a bit [...]

Why Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

Anytime property is bought or sold, a real estate attorney is required to oversee the transaction. Real estate law is complex, which is why an attorney is needed to ensure that the exchange of property between parties is legal. Both residential and commercial real estate have their own specific laws that govern transactions, so depending [...]

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 [...]