Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, or you routinely pack up your household and move, buying a house is a major life event, and for most of us the costliest purchase we will ever make. It's exciting, but it's also a complex process involving large sums of money and some risk, and it makes most people nervous.
At the Law Office of Mark L. Murphy, we have devoted our practice exclusively to residential real estate for 25 years. With our staff of highly qualified paralegals, we have handled hundreds of home sales and purchases, and we understand the intricacies of real estate law and home purchase law in Massachusetts. It's our job to minimize the risks, solve your problems, and protect your rights. Contact a Lexington real estate closing attorney today for your free initial consultation.
The first step in the home buying process is a written offer. While realtors typically handle this step, we encourage clients to consult us before signing an offer, because once it is agreed to, it is enforceable.
We draft purchase and sales agreements that are contingent on satisfactory inspections. We arrange for independent inspections to ensure that homes are structurally sound, that the heating system, the electrical system, and the plumbing system work, and that there will be no surprises down the road.
With a thorough property title search, a real estate closing lawyer at our firm can identify and resolve legal problems and give an opinion on whether title insurance will issue. We advise clients with regard to mortgage options, we handle the escrow accounts, and we can act as a Massachusetts settlement agent. We prepare all of the closing documents and conduct the closing.
From title search issues to the real estate closing, the team is involved in every step of the process. We attend to the best interests of everyone involved in the transaction, including the buyer, because it is in our interests to make everyone happy. We are committed to professional legal services handled in accord with high standards and principles.
We invite you to contact a home sale attorney today to talk about your plans.