Real Estate Law
Realtors Want to Sell Houses… Lawyers Want to Protect your Investment
Attorney James A. Ritter has the experience and knowledge that will help you protect your real estate investment through expert real estate law advice. Although attorneys are not legally required when purchasing or selling property, hiring an attorney can ensure that you are not surprised by the terms and conditions outlined in the Agreement of Sale for a residential or commercial transaction.
Who is Representing Your Best Interests?
The purchase or sale of a home or investment property may be the largest financial decision you will make in your lifetime. In a typical real estate transaction, there are two real estate agents involved, the buyer’s and the seller’s, and both may feel more pressure to close the deal than to get you the best deal possible. However, under the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional conduct an attorney owes a duty of loyalty to the client. Consequently, whether you are the buyer or the seller, you can have peace of mind that Attorney James A. Ritter will represent only your interests.
The Agreement of Sale
The Agreement of Sale should be reviewed by an attorney before it is signed. Once signed, the Terms of Agreement cannot be changed without mutual consent of the parties. This document details very important terms and conditions of the sale such as the description of the property, the price, the mortgage financing, the specific items that are to be included with the sale such as appliances, and special conditions of the sale such as repairs for which the seller is responsible. Attorney James A. Ritter will carefully scrutinize the Agreement of Sale to ensure it contains the correct information and it corresponds with your understanding of the agreed upon terms.
The Settlement Table
It is stressful enough to buy or sell a house without having to worry about unexpected issues at the time of settlement. At closing, Attorney James A. Ritter will guarantee that the settlement sheet, mortgage documents, and title documents are executed legally and correctly with your interests protected. Contact James A. Ritter for your real estate law needs.