The dedicated legal team of Caputo & Mariotti
Real Estate Lawyers in NEPA
When making the single largest investment a person generally makes in their life, it is important to work with an attorney who can simplify the buying process and handle all of the potential issues that will arise along with protecting your rights prior to closing. Pennsylvania banking laws have made closings much more complicated and the advice and direction of an experienced real estate attorney is important whether you are the buyer or seller of real estate.
For decades, the Northeastern Pennsylvania real estate lawyers of Caputo & Mariotti have been helping homeowners with the purchase and/or sale of their real estate property. We can work with the real estate agent, the banking representative, and the other side’s attorneys to make sure the transaction goes smoothly.
Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is one of the few states that does not require an attorney to buy or sell a home. However, just because there’s no requirement does not mean a real estate attorney is not needed during any real estate transaction.
Remember that buying a home can be a daunting task, especially if this is the first time doing so. Some of the legal matters you will be dealing with include contract negotiations, zoning issues, title changes, and mortgage agreements, all of which you should not handle on your own.
However, with an experienced real estate lawyer, you will have someone by your side who can help explain all the legal details that you can easily miss if you’re handling this on your own.
What Do Real Estate Lawyers Do?
Whether you’re selling a home or buying a piece of property, there are benefits of having a real estate attorney by your side throughout the process.
If You Are Selling Real Estate
As you can imagine, selling a piece of real estate can be a stressful endeavor. Will you receive a fair price for your property? Will any issues stop the sale from going through? Could the buyer back out at the last minute?
These are just some of the reasons why it’s so important to work with an attorney through the transaction process. Our Northeastern Pennsylvania real estate lawyer is there to protect your interests. An attorney can help with the following:
- Prepare all the necessary legal documents for the transaction;
- Negotiate the terms of the contract with the buyer;
- Protect your interests throughout the whole process;
- And, if necessary, represent you in court if something should occur such as fraud or title issues.
If You Are Buying Real Estate
Purchasing real estate is a huge commitment. And with so many moving parts, you can easily become overwhelmed, especially if you’ve never dealt with legal issues before.
By hiring a real estate attorney, we take away the guesswork. Not only will we represent you through contract negotiations, but we will ensure all the funds are transferred correctly, and title searches are completed. Should an issue arise with the title, we will work hard to resolve the issue so the sale is not impacted.
Our real estate law firm can also assist with the following:
- Reviewing real estate sales agreements
- Transferring property deeds
- Handling commercial and residential mortgages
- Prepare leasing agreements
- Handle quiet title actions
- Ejectment actions
- Tax assessment appeals
- Eminent domain issues
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
In addition to residential property, Caputo & Mariotti has represented businesses throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne counties in various commercial real estate transactional matters, such as:
- Real estate development
- Transfers of property
- Zoning appeals
- Creditor collection matters
- Corporate estate planning
- Property and probate administration
If you're in need of a real estate lawyer in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, or any of the surrounding areas contact our team immediately! Call Caputo & Mariotti's real estate attorneys at (570) 342-9999, or use our online contact form to contact us now for a free consultation.