Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Your home is often your most valuable asset, and purchasing or selling real estate can be a very stressful experience.  Whether you are buying or selling your home, refinancing an existing mortgage, gifting real estate to a family member, transferring real estate as part of your estate plan, or preparing a deed of distribution to complete the administration of a probate estate, the attorneys at the Vitollo Law Firm are able to represent you and ensure that the process goes smoothly.

Residential Real Estate Closings
Your home is most often your most valuable asset and your most expensive investment, and purchasing or selling your home can be a stressful process.  Whether you are purchasing or selling a vacation home or your primary residence, the attorneys at the Vitollo Law Firm are prepared to work with you, your realtor, your mortgage broker, and all other real estate professionals involved to ensure that your real estate closing goes smoothly.

Deed Preparation
The transfer of title to real estate requires the preparation of a deed, so whether you are gifting real estate to a family member, transferring real estate as part of your estate plan, or preparing a deed of distribution to complete the administration of a probate estate, you will likely need the assistance of an attorney.  The attorneys at the Vitollo Law Firm are available to answer your questions and make sure that your real estate deed is properly drafted and recorded.

Basic Title Review
Real estate title defects can create major difficulties when selling or transferring real estate.  For example, a misspelled name, a reference to the wrong lot number, or a failure to initiate a probate proceeding when the owner of real estate dies can create title defects that can be costly and time-consuming to correct.  At the same time, a title defect noticed quickly can often be corrected with minimal effort and at far less expense than an error that goes unaddressed for many years or multiple generations.  If you have concerns that there may have been an error during your real estate closing, or have questions about how whether your real estate would be subject to probate upon the death of a co-owner, the attorneys at the Vitollo Law Firm are able to review your real estate deed with you or perform a full or limited title search to locate any title defects, and determine what steps are needed to correct any title issues.