Category: Real Estate

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

When buying a home, there are an overwhelming amount of points to consider. You may be asking yourself, “Do I need a real estate attorney?” As we pointed out in our last article, a residential real estate lawyer can be very helpful. Today we’ll share a few more real estate tips and explore how a […]

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How a Residential Real Estate Lawyer Can Help in Ohio (Part 1)

How a Residential Real Estate Lawyer Can Help in Ohio (Part 1)

Moving into a new home can be a very stressful time. A residential real estate lawyer can be helpful when you are purchasing a home and can assist you through this long and complex process, beginning with the real estate purchase agreement and ending with your real estate closing. Here’s how a residential real estate […]

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Ohio Tenant Rights to Hold Rent in Escrow

Ohio Tenant Rights to Hold Rent in Escrow

Not all landlords are easy to work with. In fact, some act downright negligently to their tenants – especially when they disregard the tenants’ requests that repairs be made. Landlords have an obligation to keep their properties livable and safe. When landlords disregard this obligation, tenants like you have certain rights to protect your family. […]

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Ohio Home Seller Contingencies

Ohio Home Seller Contingencies

Whenever we are representing a seller in the sale of the seller’s home, it is critical that the proper contingencies are included in the Purchase Agreement. In this post, we’ll review some of the more common Ohio home seller contingencies. Basic Recommendations Sellers should always stipulate that the buyer is purchasing the property “as is” […]

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4 Tips for Protecting Yourself with a Home Contractor

4 Tips for Protecting Yourself with a Home Contractor

Whether you’ve built a new home, remodeled your existing house, or manage properties for a living, there’s a good chance that you’ve worked with one or more home contractors. Home contractors can be very beneficial to the value of your property, especially if you’re inexperienced with construction. Unfortunately, not every contractor delivers the same level […]

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Buying a Home in Ohio (without a Realtor)

Buying a Home in Ohio (without a Realtor)

Many of our clients want to avoid high realtor commission fees when purchasing or selling their homes. Our firm frequently handles such negotiations, which helps clients bypass the need for a realtor. In a very competitive Ohio real estate market (where homes are being sold very quickly), it is critical that you have a set of […]

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Ohio Landlord Liability for Dangerous Animals

Ohio Landlord Liability for Dangerous Animals

In Ohio, a landlord will generally not be held responsible for injuries caused by a tenant’s dog, so long as the tenant is in the exclusive possession and control of the premises. Let’s take a closer look at why this is so. Lease Agreements Absent a contrary agreement, a lease agreement transfers both the possession and […]

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Why You Need Contingencies When Buying Property in Ohio

Why You Need Contingencies When Buying Property in Ohio

Whenever you buy property, it is very important that you add contingencies to your Real Estate Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”). Doing so can provide you with added safeguards and flexibilities so that when unforeseen events occur, you will have legally valid grounds to terminate the Agreement. In this article, we’ll explore why you need contingencies and […]

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Tips from an FSBO Columbus Attorney: What You Need to Know (Before Purchasing Your Dream Home)

Tips from an FSBO Columbus Attorney: What You Need to Know (Before Purchasing Your Dream Home)

Many of our clients prefer purchasing their dream homes without a realtor. Purchasing a home without a realtor is advantageous, especially when there are many buyers also interested in your dream home. The realtor for the Seller is more inclined to accept your purchase offer because the realtor will avoid splitting a commission with another […]

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For Sale by Owner: Tips to Consider

For Sale by Owner: Tips to Consider

What You Need to Know Before You Sell Your Home Many of our clients in the Columbus, Ohio area prefer to sell their homes without a realtor. Before making this step, we encourage them to educate themselves on the details of the process. For example, all home sales need a fully signed written Real Estate […]

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