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REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS

MASSACHUSETTS REAL ESTATE LAWYERS

Real Estate Closing Services

The closing attorneys of Bacon Flaherty represent sellers, buyers, and lenders at residential and commercial real estate closings in the Massachusetts area.

Conducting a real estate closing is a very complex matter. It requires a thorough knowledge of the law and closing experience is essential to prevent problems. Accordingly, buyers and sellers often seek out the experience of the Bacon Flaherty real estate closing lawyers to help protect them during this transaction.

Our real estate closing lawyers bring buyers and sellers together to sign all of the necessary property documents and manage the purchase price payments and the settlement costs involved in the transaction.

There is much work that needs to happen before the closing to ensure that it go smoothly. Our real estate attorneys help with closings in many ways. The attorneys at Bacon Flaherty examine the title for prior conveyances, judgments, easements unpaid mortgages, liens, encumbrances and clouds on title. Throughout this process, we help our clients to complete necessary paperwork, understand legal documents, and resolve any possible title difficulties. We also verify that no errors exist in the deeds in the chain of title, and that the seller does have the authority to convey a good title to the property. Next, we negotiate with the title insurance company for proper insurance coverage to insure titles against any adverse claims of ownership easements, and liens.

We then produce one set of closing documents from the information collected. During the closing, we work to insure that the parties understand all aspects of the transaction including the documents and then disburse funds, record relevant documents as public records, and prepare title insurance policies for the purchaser and lender.

To summarize, at Bacon Flaherty, our real estate closing attorney can provide the following legal services:

For sellers, our attorneys will:

  • Prepare the deed, all other closing documents, and closing figures
  • Arrange for the closing at a convenient time and place
  • Attend the closing and ensure that clear title is conveyed
  • Review charges for consistency with estimates
  • Review and negotiate the specific terms of contracts
  • Request title searches, condominium documents , surveys, mortgage payoff letters, and all other items necessary for closing, and
  • Provide any updates of facts that affect the property interest and provide legal counsel if any problems are identified

For buyers, our attorneys will:

  • Review and negotiate the specific terms of contracts
  • Evaluate all legal documents, such as the deed, closing statement, title policy, mortgage, survey, and seller disclosure statement
  • Attend the closing and make sure clear title is transferred
  • Request title searches, review condominium documents , surveys, mortgage payoff letters, and all other items necessary for closing, and
  • Help assess financing options and explain the terms of loans
  • Scrutinize charges to make sure that they are consistent with estimates, and
  • Provide updates of any facts that affect the property interest and provide counsel if difficulties arise

Our law firm serves buyers and sellers in real estate closings throughout Massachusetts, including Braintree, Canton, Quincy and has convenient Massachusetts law offices in Randolph, Boston, and Hanover, MA.

Call us at (781) 963-5858 or toll free at 1 (866) 315-5800 for a free consultation at any of our convenient locations.