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Real Estate Services


-  Purchase and Sale of Real Estate


-  Mortgage Lending Services for Banks, Institutional and Private Lenders

-  Nominee Real Estate Trusts/Real Estate Limited Liability Companies

-  1031 Exchanges

-  Condominium Creation or Conversion / Condominium Association - Owner representation

-  Developer Representation and Financing of Commercial Property

-  Landlord and Tenant - Leasing



Closing Attorney


In every real estate transaction the closing attorney will:


-  order and obtain a title examination from title examiners at the various                  Registry of Deeds throughout Massachusetts;


-  review the abstract of the title examination;

-  obtain a municipal lien and tax information from the city or town in which              the property is located;

-  obtain and review mortgage and lien payoff information requested from lenders    and others that hold mortgages and liens on the property;

- communicate and coordinate with borrowers, sellers, brokers (when involved)         and others that hold mortgages and liens on the property            

- receive the proceeds of the transaction and maintain them in a safe and seperate


- conduct the closing, final rundown of title at the Registry of Deeds;

- record documents;

- prepare and deliver proceeds to pay-off all outstanding mortgages and liens that   affect the property 

-  disburse the transaction proceeds;

-  prepare and issue the title insurance policy;

-  copy and deliver the loan documents to the lender and borrower;



With the purchase and sale of a property:


- Obtain and review survey information about the property;


- Prepare and issue title certification, certifying that the buyer has good title to       the property and that the records of the Registries of Deeds and Probate have       been searched back for at least 50 years.     


When P5 Legal is working on your closing you can be sure of:


- flexibility as to time and place of the closing. Your place or mine. Early, late,         even weekends 


- open lines of communication. This means having your questions answered in a        timely manner. 





Buyer Representation


The right time for you to get independent legal advice concerning what the Offer to Purchase should include is before the blanks are filled in and the seller has accepted your Offer to Purchase. When you are ready to make an Offer, I strongly suggest that you take a step back and get good independent legal advice from an attorney who is working to protect your interests.




Seller Representation

I strongly recommend retaining the services of a lawyer at the time you list your property for sale. This way when an offer is made you have someone already on your team to offer independent advice concerning the terms and conditions for the sale of your property.

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