Buying / Selling A Home

Can I Sign All The Papers In Advance And Mail Them To The Closing Or Have My Attorney Take Them To The Closing

Typically, as a seller of real estate in Florida, you can sign most of the documents in advance in your attorney’s office or by mail or federal express. On the buyer’s side, typically the documents are date sensitive, so the note and the mortgage typically must be signed on the day of closing.

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Can Someone Go To The Closing For Me

In the case where you cannot attend closing, a real estate attorney can prepare what’s called specific power of attorney specific to that real estate transaction that will typically let … The lender will permit power of attorney or an agent to act on your behalf if for some reason you can’t attend the closing. These documents must be prepared well in advance before closing, so if you think that you may not be able to attend closing, it’s important to address that situation upfront.

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Do Both Spouses Need To Be At The Closing

In Florida, it’s important to consult with an experienced real estate attorney when you’re selling a home. In Florida, we have very special homestead protection laws that you cannot sell your primary residence, mortgage your primary residence or will away your primary residence without your spouse’s consent. So it’s important to know on the front end, even if the house is only in one spouse’s name, there are many times where the other spouse has to sign off on the deed at closing.

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Am I Responsible For Minor Changes To The Property That Are Discovered At This Inspection

Most real estate contracts have a provision that the seller will keep the property in the same condition until closing, except for normal wear and tear. If the change is what would be considered by most to be normal wear and tear, then the seller has no obligation to make any repairs. If the defect discovered is beyond what would be considered normal wear and tear, then the seller may have an obligation to make that repair prior to closing.

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Are There Advantages To Selling My Home Without An Agent

If you choose to try to sell your home without a real estate agent, it’s even more important to consult a real estate attorney to make sure you’re following all the proper laws and disclosures.Oftentimes, people want to save money on the commission, but oftentimes, buyers looking at for-sale-by-owners think they’re saving on commission. So, many times, you’re smart to actually employ the services of a licensed real estate agent along with a licensed real estate attorney. They can work together to help you achieve your goals.

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Are There Any Special Considerations When You Are Buying A Home From A Builder

It is very important to have an experienced real estate agent and experienced real estate attorney on your side when you’re purchasing a home from a builder. Builders draft contracts that are heavily slanted in their favor. Oftentimes, it can limit the number of inspections you can do, and definitely is going to limit your rights if the builder breaches the contract. It’s definitely a good idea to retain the services of an experienced real estate attorney to review any builder contract prior to going under contract with that builder.

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