Real Estate Law

Real estate decisions can be exciting. Buying a new home, buying your first house, investing in a money-making property, or getting that storefront up and running. But these decisions can also be very taxing and stressful. In fact, the other side to this euphoric push toward your future is pounds of paperwork and weeks of waiting. But you don’t have to let the legalities of real estate take away from this exciting time. Getting the counsel of an attorney who specializes in real estate law can alleviate some of the stress.

What a real estate lawyer can help with

Having a real estate attorney on your side can help you understand your options and can represent you in negotiations and closings. Don’t leave your assets unprotected. Here are some of the things your real estate attorney can advise and help you with:

  • Reading through legal documents and offers
  • Negotiating the terms of the contract, mortgage or lease
  • Advising you on business decisions regarding property acquisition and investment
  • Counseling you on estate planning and future plans for your assets
  • Representing you in matters of zoning laws, housing policy, and section 8 properties
  • Providing general counsel for transactional law and property rights

These are just some of the areas a real estate attorney will greatly benefit you during real estate decisions and transactions.

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Eminent domain in the United States

The 5th amendment gives the government the right to take a person’s private property for public use on condition they pay compensation to the owner. This is called National Eminent Domain Power. This act of government can be upsetting and in some cases devastating to property owners — especially if there is a sentimental value attached to the property.

Eminent domain is not limited to taking private property for government use, but any public use (the building of parks, stadiums, shopping centers, etc.). Though a real estate attorney may not be able to save your property, they can negotiate the compensation paid to you by the government. In some cases where the government is not paying the value of your property, an experienced property lawyer can fight for just compensation for your property and the assets on the property.

Being removed from your home is traumatic enough. Don’t let your financial assets be taken away without proper compensation. Let one of our real estate attorneys help you fight for what’s right.

Common real estate cases

Though no two cases are the same, there are certain scenarios that lead to real estate litigation and mediation that have become common. These are just a few examples:

  • Toxic Mold
  • Defective construction
  • Failure to disclose the use of lead-based paint
  • Failure to disclose psychological associations with a property (i.e. a murder took place on the property)
  • Property boundaries
  • Neighbors and trees
  • Lease agreements
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Rent and security deposits
  • Borrower’s rights
  • Property taxes and deductions
  • Foreclosures
  • Foreclosure scams
  • Easements

Even though we have handled cases similar to yours in the past, we will not treat your situation like a carbon copy of someone else’s misfortune. Your needs are unique and we will cater to those needs and your goals. Your best interest is at the top of our priorities.

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Real Estate Law Attorneys Serving Wausau, Wisconsin

Whether you are buying your first home, selling the one you have lived in your whole life, or investing in some property, having the experience and knowledge of a real estate lawyer working for you will better your chances of making the best decision. So give our firm of skilled real estate attorneys a call.