Real Estate Transactions
Attorney Stephen Sotelo helps home sellers, buyers, and realtors with their real estate transactions from contract to closing. If you are looking for fast and responsive legal representation, look no further. Having closed hundreds of transactions and as a former real estate agent, Attorney Stephen Sotelo has an extensive background as a real estate attorney in the Naperville and Chicagoland area.
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY FOR HOME SELLERS
Whether you’re selling your home through a real estate agency or on your own, your terms of sale can have a significant impact. If you have any doubts as to whether or not you should sign a contract, either wait to sign or add a clause stating that the contract is contingent upon review and approval by your lawyer. Then, contact me as soon as possible to review your contract and situation.
REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY FOR HOME BUYERS
Just as homeowners should contact an attorney to make sure they’re protecting their interests and maximizing their profit, home buyers should also contact an attorney to unravel the legalese behind their contracts so they know the exact terms under which they’re purchasing the property. We will also review the home’s title insurance commitment to make sure there are no undisclosed liens or third-party rights.
Some common real estate title issues that a real estate attorney can help prevent or resolve include:
Unresolved liens or judgments
Forged or missing signatures on the title or deed
Errors in the public records, such as incorrect legal description
Encroachments or boundary disputes
Title fraud, such as impersonation of the rightful owner
Disputes over ownership, such as will contests or heir disputes
Unpaid property taxes or special assessments
Issues with easements or rights of way
Clouds on title, such as undisclosed heirs or claims of ownership.
HAVING A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY MATTERS
Attorney Stephen Sotelo represents buyers and sellers engaged in residential transactions. The myriad of legal issues inherent to transfers of rights and ownership and a contract between two parties warrants the careful attention of an experienced attorney whose duty is to work for your benefit.
A real estate attorney can help with:
Reviewing and negotiating contracts
Handling legal documents and closing process
Resolving disputes or legal issues
Protecting your legal rights and interests
Advising on real estate laws and regulations.
Ensuring a clear title transfer
Reviewing and explaining mortgage and financing documents