Real Estate Overview

Recognized as an efficient and dynamic law firm in Austin Texas. Our team is dedicated to the practice of Real Estate Law. Our team is qualified to make your real estate transaction as seamless and stress-free as possible using our experience and creative use of technology.

 

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Snodgrass Law Firm, PLLC Services

Provide advice, legal opinion, litigation service and document preparation for real estate law in the state of Texas. The majority of our services are provided at a flat rate; however, for complex litigation matters retainers are required. See below for a general list of our commonly provided services.

  • Home Sales - Manage the process of home buying and selling.

  • Licensing and Contracts - Oversee terms presented to buyer or seller in a real estate transaction

Most residential transactions in Texas are completed using the TREC 1-4 Residential Contract for Resale. Other popular TREC forms include the Residential Condominium Contract for Resale and the New Home Contract for completed construction. All of these forms are promulgated by the Texas Real Estate Commission. All license holders licensed under TREC must use these promulgated forms or forms drafted by an attorney in Texas.

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Contract law 

Negotiating real estate transactions allows the opportunity for a buyer or seller to gain certain benefits in the transaction. Unlike brokers and real estate agents, attorneys can modify the actual language of the form and draft special provisions and addenda as part of the contract. Realtors are limited to simply filling in the blanks. Some of the common issues and adjustments made by real estate attorneys to the residential sales contract include:

  • "As Is" Language

  • Providing Survey "As Is"

  • Eliminating Specific Performance

  • Seller Financing Terms

  • Revocation of Offer Deadline

  • Appraisal Contingencies

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Deeds and Title 

Using a real estate lawyer to provide contract review in residential transactions can greatly benefit a buyer or seller in a transaction. Often times, an attorney can do a contract review at an affordable flat rate. Feel free to use the form on the right to request a free consultation with a lawyer or call our office during regular business hours.

  • Title Transfers - A title is a bundle of rights in a piece of property in which a party may own either a legal interest or equitable interest. We manage the process of moving ownership of the rights in the bundle to be held by different parties.

  • Deed - A legal instrument (document), almost always in writing, that passes an interest in real estate from one person to another person.