Concentrating exclusively in real estate, the Law Offices of Laurence M. Cohen, P.C. is one of the few local firms providing residential real estate solutions! Whether you're selling or purchasing, our experienced team can help.
Call right away to have an advocate by your side who represents and protects your interests! Attorney Cohen strives to provide you with the best possible service at a reasonable price.
With over 20 years of experience, the Law Offices of Laurence M. Cohen, P.C. feels that everyone should be protected when purchasing or selling property. For this reason, our team will always go the extra step for you!
Residential transactions include single family homes and condominiums
Closings and complete transaction representation for purchase of property
Short sale transactions for sale and purchase
Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases
Preparation of Articles of Agreement (Installment Land Sales Contract)
Construction projects (all aspects)
Matters of title
Don’t be fooled into saving a few hundred dollars on attorney fees when you may ultimately lose thousands of dollars in the long run! When buying and selling a home there are certain fixed fees that are almost always part of the transaction:
Buying a Home: It’s always highly recommended that the Buyer performs a home inspection. It just makes sense for a professional to review the physical characteristics of the property and clearly identify any deficiencies that exists and what are the deferred maintenance items you may have; typically the cost of this service is somewhere between $250-$600 dollars.
Selling a Home: Almost every Seller needs to supply their Buyer, pursuant to contract, a survey of the Property. These surveys need to be dated within 6 months of the closing date of this transaction. The cost of this type of a “closing survey” typically ranges from $300-$600 depending on the size, location, and other factors.
Why would a Buyer or Seller retain the services of an attorney that informs you his legal services are billed at a rate of $199 or $299 for the entire transaction? What other hidden fees are there? Why would I want to pay my attorney, the person who you are placing all of your trust in to make this transaction close smoothly and effortlessly, less money than the surveyor or home inspector? The Law Offices of Laurence M. Cohen, P.C. are not the cheapest or most expensive but we are one of the best! Our true flat fee closings start at a low fee of $595.
Many of our clients are investors that have been utilizing our services multiple times throughout the years. So ensure you have an experienced attorney in your corner, zealously representing your interests when the stakes go up in these situations.
Short sales: The proceeds from the property being sold will fall short of the balance of debts secured by claim against the property, and the property owner who cannot afford to make amends on the lien's full amounts and where the lien holders agree to release their hold on the property and accept less than the amount owed on the debt.
REO transactions: This type of sale occurs when a property is owned by a lender, such as a bank, as a result of an unsuccessful foreclosure auction. REO properties are usually up for sale for less than the total amount owed to the bank. Often sold at a discount off its market value, these properties are popular with real estate investors.
HUD transactions: A Cabinet department in the Executive branch of the United States Federal Government, The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for selling properties received back from foreclosures.
These distressed transactions are riddled with treacherous pitfalls! You need to utilize the best real estate attorney that is properly equipped to protect your interest in these transactions. Hire a real estate attorney that routinely deals with these issues day in and day out.
Are you aware that there are Buyer’s charges in these transactions that are not clearly identified in the Contract? We avoid the unhappy surprises at closing; we will spend the time and effort to make sure your interests are properly represented and you will understand each and every charge that you are being assessed.
Receive superior customer service and communication when you hire the Law Offices of Laurence M. Cohen, P.C. and speak with an attorney, not just the staff, today!
Preparation of the sales contract
Review of a previously executed sales contract with recommendations regarding modification or revision as applicable
Direct representation of your interests with opposing counsel, the brokers involved and lending institutions, where necessary
Examination of the legal title to the property and rendering of our legal opinion as to its status regarding encumbrances against the property
Examination of the plat of survey for defects
Preparation of the appropriate legal documents and/or review of the execution of all legal documents required
Legal representation at the closing
Confirmation of the status of document recording and issuance of title policy
Flat Fee arrangements
A personalized folder for safekeeping containing closing documents and other pertinent closing information
Among the services typically provided by the Law Offices of Laurence M. Cohen, P.C. in regard to a residential real estate transaction are the following: