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Florida Real Estate Law Firm Provides Guidance During Closing
Many participants in Florida residential real estate transactions fail to understand the closing process, but an experienced real estate attorney will help the process run efficiently, smoothly, and successfully.
Closing a Florida Residential Real Estate Transaction
After a purchase and sales contract is signed by the buyer and seller, the initial escrow deposit is made by the buyer, and a title search is requested and completed, a Florida real estate attorney will prepare all the documents necessary to close the transaction. These documents typically include:
- Bill of sale
- FIRPTA certificate (for foreign sellers)
- Closing statement, including instructions
Once the title has been cleared and the necessary documents prepared, a date and time to close the transaction will be scheduled. At the closing, a attorney will oversee all aspects of the closing and answer any questions either party may have relating to the transaction or any of the closing documents.
The seller will sign the deed and the other seller documents, and the buyer will sign the buyer’s documents and the loan documents (if the transaction is being financed), and both parties will be required to sign the HUD-1 settlement statement. After the closing is complete, the seller, real estate agents, and other parties to the transaction are paid, and certain documents are sent to be recorded in the Florida county in which the property is located.
Real Estate Representation You Can Trust
Don’t attempt to close on a residential real estate purchase or sale without experienced legal representation. Florida Attorney Jacqueline Salcines provides sound legal advice in all real estate matters, including closing and title examination. Contact our firm online or call (305) 669-5280 to schedule your free initial consultation today.
About the Author:
Jacqueline A. Salcines, Esq is the Owner and Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A. Real Estate and Business Law Group. With over 17 years experience as a real estate lawyer, including holding a dual degree in Accounting, her broad knowledge of real estate law serves to aggressively protect and defend our firm’s clients.
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CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
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