Purchasing a home or investment property is big step. You want to make sure everything goes smoothly, that you have good title to your property, and that there are no unwanted delays or surprises at closing. We perform diligent title examinations, scrutinizing deeds and documents in the chain of title for potential problems well in advance of closing. We routinely uncover and resolve any potential title problems well prior to closing, to make sure that the title is good and to make sure your closing happens on time.
A thorough title examination can sometimes be worth more than title insurance. Title insurance can cover most title problems, but resolving a title problem through a title insurance claim can take months, costing property owners opportunities to buy or sell and incurring interest expense, as well as emotional stress. A thorough title examination from a properly trained real estate attorney, who pays close attention to detail, can resolve a problem before you ever close, rather than having to deal with it after you buy. Our real estate attorneys have years of experience, knowledge and training, and carefully examine real estate titles to prevent problems and give buyers and lenders peace of mind. We try to uncover and address any potential problems well prior to closing, to guarantee as much as humanly possible that your closing happens on time.
At a real estate closing, a closing attorney only has one client - the lender if there is a purchase money loan involved, or the purchaser if there is no loan involved - however, the name of the game, so to speak, in real estate is customer service. Our staff is responsive and knowledgable regarding our open real estate files. We are proactive with work product and communications with parties to closings to make sure that if a closing is delayed, it is not due to the performance of our staff. Realtors, brokers, lenders, buyers and sellers can expect kindness, responsiveness and a willingness to do what it takes to get your transaction closed within the bounds of the law and reason. The purchase and sale of a parcel of real property is very personal and important to the lives of buyers and sellers, and we approach each closing as if it were our own.
We handle the following real estate related matters:
- Residential Real Estate Closings
- Owner Finance Transactions
- Title Examinations
- Clearing Title Problems
- Foreclosure of Properties for Lenders
- Purchase and Sale Contracts
- Deed Preparation
HUD Closings & Buyer Select
Our law office is approved to perform HUD closings under the Buyer Select program which was implemented July 1, 2013. Agents should list us as closing attorney on all contracts, including HUD contracts, as "David J. McMahan, LLC". Our firm's HUD established Title ID number is DAVIDJ0001.