Farah Law Firm Featured on NBC 5 DFW for Foul Real Estate Issue

Jul 19, 17 • Real Estate

NBC 5 DFW recently interviewed real estate attorney Michael Farah to discuss a pesky problem affecting residents of a northwest Arlington neighborhood. A large flock of migratory egrets has descended on their homes, and 76-year-old Norma Crader, who purchased a home in the area prior to the birds’ arrival, is crying foul.


Understanding Earnest Money

May 25, 17 • Real Estate

Understanding Earnest Money

Especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer, earnest money can be a little confusing. You probably didn’t think you’d have to pay anything until actually purchasing the home! (more…)

The Process of Buying a House in Texas

Apr 20, 17 • News, Real Estate

the process of buying a house in texas

When it comes to buying a house anywhere, the process is one that can be drawn out by unique and arcane laws that are in place. For a resident of Texas or any out-of-state investor who’s considering the purchase of a home, the Lone Star State brings with it some issues that offer a compelling reason why hiring a quality real estate lawyer to represent your interests is always a good idea. (more…)

Quitclaim Deeds in Texas

Jun 22, 16 • Real Estate

Quitclaim Deeds in Texas

A quitclaim deed is a purported transfer of a grantor’s right, title, and interest in a property; which is far different than other types of deeds such as general warranty or special warranty deeds which convey a property from one party to another.  Our office receives calls on a daily basis request to draft Quitclaim Deeds (often mispronounced “Quick Claim or Quick-claim”) based on poor advice from internet searches. (more…)

Contingency Fees in Matters of Real Estate

Feb 3, 16 • Real Estate

contingency fees in real estate

You may have heard the statement, “we don’t get paid unless you do.”  This statement refers to an arrangement between an attorney and client, in which a percentage of the final judgment or settlement is paid to the attorney.  That is to say, there are no out of pocket expenses to the client. (more…)

Lease Document Preparation Services

Nov 19, 15 • Real Estate

With the resurgence of tenant protection groups and ever-increasing statutes, both state and federal, it is becoming increasingly difficult for landlords of all experience levels to keep their lease documents up-to-date, thus exposing them to increasing liability.

Moreover, as landlord/tenant law progresses in the State of Texas, it seems that tenants, especially residential tenants, are garnering more and more protection and remedies against the alleged wrongdoing of landlords. In order to reduce the opportunities for tenants to recover from landlords, it is important for the landlord to start the relationship off on the right foot – with strong lease documents. (more…)

New Rules for Landlords: Eviction Notices

Sep 24, 15 • Real Estate

Texas Eviction Notices

As a real estate investor or property manager, it is imperative to stay up to date with the current state of the Texas Property Code. At no time is that statement truer than when it comes time to evict a residential tenant. Many times amendments to the Texas Property Code are made without much notice, and it is not until a case is dismissed for failure to follow the proper procedure that landlords become aware that changes to notify provisions have been made. (more…)

Why Hire a Real Estate Investment Attorney?

Mar 9, 15 • Real Estate

Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future. But navigating the various negotiations and purchases required of real estate investment can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the process. That’s why hiring a real estate investment attorney is one of the best ways that you can ensure you’re making the best decisions with your money and your property. A real estate investment attorney can provide you with many important services, whether you’re new to real estate or you’re a seasoned investor. (more…)

Real Estate Attorney vs Realtor – Buying or Selling a House

Dec 30, 14 • Real Estate

For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you’d want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you’re purchasing a new home or considering selling your house, your first inclination might be to enlist the help of a realtor. But while buying and selling agents can be a good option, you may be surprised to learn that a real estate attorney might actually be the best option. (more…)

Property Tax Protests

Apr 10, 14 • Real Estate, Taxes

It’s that time of year again. Yes, tax time. If you’re like me, you received a notice from your appraisal district notifying you of the proposed value of your property for the current tax year. However, what many of you do not know is what to do if you are dissatisfied with the appraised value of your home, or if errors exist in the appraisal records regarding your property. In this post, I’ll quickly guide you through the processes of how appraisal districts value your property and how to go about protesting your property’s appraised value should you need to. (more…)