If you’re like most people who buy or sell residential real estate in Washington, the transaction will be one of the largest in your lifetime. And you want to get it right. If you’re the buyer, you want to find the right home, at the right price, and know what you’re getting into. If you’re the seller, you want to sell your home quickly, for the highest price, and assure that the transaction goes smoothly.
Unfortunately, not all buyers make good decisions and not all sellers successfully close their deals. Many of these failings could have been prevented with timely assistance from a real estate lawyer.
Buyers Of Residential Real Estate In Washington
If you’re buying property in Washington, we can review your contract, whether the property is listed with a real estate agent or sold as a “for sale by owner” (FSBO). We can assist throughout negotiations and escrow, and we can do the legal research and due diligence on the title so that you know what you’re actually buying.
Most buyers of residential properties assume that title insurance covers all the bases. Far from it! Title policies don’t necessarily cover risks of public-record documents that are recorded with the County Recorder’s Office. These “title insurance exceptions” (such as CC&Rs, easements, liens, judgments, and deeds) can dramatically impact your ability to use, enjoy, and sell the property.
Sellers Of Residential Real Estate In Washington
If you’re selling a residential property in Washington, we can review a contract or purchase offer that someone has submitted to you. We can also draft a sales contract for you that adheres to the structure of Washington State Law, protects your interests, and helps ensure that problems don’t surface after closing.
Types Of Residential Real Estate In Washington
We can provide legal services for the following types of residential real estate in Washington:
- single-family homes
- duplexes, triplexes, and multiplexes
- vacation homes / second homes
- vacant land
Our primary real estate solutions include:
For more information about residential real estate in Washington State or to schedule a free consultation with a real estate lawyer, please call (509) 606-4700 or e-mail ContactUs@TimelyContractWashington.com.
Please note: In addition to providing legal solutions for residential real estate, we also provide legal services for commercial real estate.