The purchase of a home is not just one of the largest financial investments you may ever make; we know it is also one of your largest emotional investments. A home is so much more than house. Perhaps you are purchasing a home in preparation of starting a family or perhaps your family is expanding or even down-sizing. Selling a home can be equally important as you may be planning on retiring or relocating for a new job. No matter the reason for the purchase or sale, it is likely marking some new beginning in your life.
At Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC, our real estate attorneys have significant experience helping home buyers and sellers achieve their goals for a smooth and trouble-free transaction. We understand that much of your life may be tied into the purchase or sale of a home, and we want to do everything we can to ensure that when it is over you are satisfied with the results.
Understanding the emotional component to a home purchase or sale is important; but, more important is knowing the law that governs residential real estate transactions. Our attorneys' experience allows us to effectively guide you from the beginning to the end of your transaction. We can assist with a wide range of residential real estate issues, including:
When you agree to buy a new home there is still a long way to go before moving in. At Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC we can handle all of the complex legal work involved with closing on your home purchase while you prepare for your move. We have helped hundreds of home buyers throughout North Carolina complete home purchases with minimal stress, ensuring their interests are safe on closing day and into the future.
We take the time to explain every cost, every risk and every benefit. Not wanting you to be surprised by anything, we will then guide you through every phase of the purchase process. That includes working with your mortgage lender to ensure you provide all the necessary documentation.
We will be regularly in contact with your lender and real estate broker, and will keep you informed throughout the process right up through closing day. After closing, we will provide you with well-organized copies of all the documents involved in the purchase of your home.
After the painstaking search to find the right home, negotiating a sales price, securing financing and every other step in the process, closing day should be a day of excitement!
Making sure closing day proceeds smoothly is what we do at Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC. Ensuring you have all the documents you need and understanding all the costs involved in your home purchase will make your life easier in the future. We put our significant real estate experience to use for you, allowing you to fully enjoy your new home.
The closing statement is an important document in the home buying process. The statement clearly itemizes all of the costs to both the buyer and seller. It also transfers the title from the seller to buyer. We prepare the closing statement to ensure it clearly spells out the details of the entire transaction.
At the closing table, our lawyers will walk you through every single item on the closing statement so you get a complete understanding of all your costs.
After the transaction, we will present you with a thick packet that contains the closing statement, the deed to your home, mortgage financing documents and all other important documents. This will include copies of every single check, so you have a meticulous accounting of all your costs.
Having all of this important information in a well-organized format will be helpful when you need to provide information to a financial advisor or an accountant for tax planning. Additionally, if you ever wish to sell your home, you will have all the information in one place to help facilitate an efficient sale.