The Real Estate division at Kerley, Walsh, Matera and Cinquemani brings decades of experience in assisting our clients in the buying and selling of their homes. The transaction may appear at times to be an arduous one and at other times very overwhelming. Our experienced real estate attorneys will streamline the process, explain the various steps in the transaction and make the entire process a much more enjoyable experience.
Whether you are a first time home buyer purchasing your first home or apartment, moving to accommodate a growing family, buying a vacation home, downsizing, or purchasing or selling a condominium, cooperative apartment (co-op) or senior housing unit, our attorneys are available to assist you in these transactions. As a purchaser (especially the first time home buyer), the earlier in the process that you speak with an experienced attorney, the sooner any potential issues may be identified, addressed and possibly avoided to make the home buying experience as rewarding as possible.
If you are purchasing a second home or investment property, you should consult with our attorneys to determine the information and steps involved in the purchase of that property. These include making offers on the home, the mortgage process, title concerns and other factors that may influence your willingness or ability to purchase the property. Performing due diligence with the help of our experience attorneys prior to making an offer to purchase may save you thousands of dollars as well as assist you in applying for and procuring a mortgage. By meeting with our attorneys in advance, you familiarize yourself with the process, know what to expect, and are better prepared for possible issues in your application process.
If you are selling your home it is important to gather the necessary documents and share them with our attorneys. These documents include the Deed of record, any Certificates of Occupancy or Certificates of Completion, and the survey. It is also important to determine if open permits or CO issues exist against the property; to locate Certificates of Abandonment for underground oil tanks; and to understand the effect of possible restored taxes to your property tax bill. Our dedicated and experienced attorneys are available to assist our clients through every stage of selling your home, condominium or co-op including the process of listing your home for sale.