Real Estate

Real-Estate-LawThe purchase or sale of real estate is often the largest financial transaction in a person’s lifetime. It involves many complex legal issues beyond the scope of real estate agents and title companies, such as estate planning, tax issues and homestead laws.

In these current economic conditions, it is critical that you have a competent attorney to advise you and protect your interests, especially if a “short sale” or foreclosure is involved.

As a real estate attorney, Elwood M. Obrig has extensive knowledge and experience in real estate.  Our clients can be assured that they will receive outstanding representation with all of their real estate matters.

We handle a multitude of real estate matters including transactional and litigation:

  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Foreclosure defense
  • Foreclosure
  • Contract review and negotiations
  • Property tax related issues
  • Construction and mechanic lien issues
  • Landlord/Tenant matters
  • Easement and boundary disputes
  • Homeowner’s association issues
  • Land and zoning issue

It is important to understand the complexities of real estate transactions. Title companies represent the insurance company, insuring the marketability of legal title to the property. This is subject to the “exceptions” and “exclusions” noted in the title insurance policy, which can have a negative effect on your legal rights and lawful use of the property.

In many cases exceptions and exclusions can be removed or explained if they cannot be removed.  We can advise you of potential problems revealed by the title commitment or title policy as well as effectively negotiate disputes to obtain the best possible resolution.  If a resolution is not an option, we can vigorously pursue claims to preserve your rights.

In most real estate closing situations the fees for attorney representation will not exceed the statutory rates charged by the title companies.

Contact our office today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we can help you. Simply call 352-243-2114 or complete the contact form now.