When Damage Occurs Before Closing on a Property

Mar 1, 21 • Real Estate

When Damage Occurs Before Closing

When you’re buying a property, you might — justifiably — feel like you’re in limbo while it’s under contract. There are many “what if” possibilities that, while unlikely, you still need to consider. In light of the recent winter storm in Texas, which wreaked havoc on thousands of properties across the state, many buyers may currently be facing such scenarios. Specifically, what happens when damage occurs to a property before closing? (more…)

The Real Estate Closing Process: What to Expect as a Buyer

Feb 1, 21 • Real Estate

Real Estate Closing

The residential real estate closing process can be confusing for a homebuyer, property developer, or investor. A real estate closing involves finalizing a property sale, which includes signing documentation to trigger the property transfer.

The process takes place during an already stressful time and can be susceptible to possible setbacks. The real estate attorneys at The Farah Law Firm can help you understand what to expect during your closing. (more…)

Real Estate Deed and Title Transfers in Texas: What You Need to Know

Jan 25, 21 • Real Estate

Texas Deed Transfers

For many people, owning property — particularly your own home — is a major part of the proverbial “American Dream.”

In the past, only the very wealthy were able to become landowners. But today, home and property ownership are possible for more people than ever. And because of the nature of property ownership, and the fact that many people can now own homes and property, understanding the real estate title transfer process is vital. The expert real estate attorneys at The Farah Law Firm can help you understand titles, deeds, and how real estate title transfers work in Texas. (more…)

What Does COVID-19 Mean For Ongoing Real Estate Transactions?

Mar 26, 20 • News, Real Estate

COVID-19 and Real Estate Transactions

With the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, all Americans are forced to wonder how this pandemic will affect their lives going forward. It’s hard to imagine any aspect of life that won’t be affected by this global tragedy.

Landlords, tenants, and real estate investors in particular are already facing many difficult questions. How will this crisis affect your contracts? What are your options? Does the coronavirus excuse your performance, or will you be forced to pay damages in the event you cannot perform? What will happen to your residential and commercial leases?

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Buying or Selling Your House With an Attorney Instead of an Agent

Jul 25, 17 • News, 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 real estate agent. 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.

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Five Expert Tips for Preparing Real Estate Documents

Feb 18, 14 • News, Real Estate

If you’re facing a real estate transaction, the prospect of gathering, reviewing, filling out, and filing all of the attendant documents may seem overwhelming. Indeed, the volume of paperwork and seemingly complicated real estate jargon can be confounding. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are five tips to help you navigate the not-so-tricky world of real estate documents. (more…)