Posted by Paul Sian on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:05 PMBy Paul Sian / May 27, 2015Comment
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Ohio Home Inspector Todd Engle of Good Eye Inspections and chat with him about the home inspection process. Todd has over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry and obtained his InterNACHI certification to show his commitment to the home inspection field. During my podcast conversation with Todd we discussed a variety of topics including pre-sale home inspections, common problems uncovered during inspection, ways to prepare for a home inspection, new construction inspection and more. I hope you enjoy and find the podcast informative. Please share with those who may also find it useful.
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Feel free to ask a question via the comments section or to email either Todd or myself. Also if you have any ideas for future podcast topics you would like to learn about let me know!
Posted by Paul Sian on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:31 PMBy Paul Sian / March 21, 2015Comment
Attorneys are legal experts in a variety of matters. Just like the medical profession attorneys are educated and trained to work in a variety of areas of the law. While there are general attorneys who handle assorted matters, a specialized attorney should be consulted for matters where expertise is needed. So then it should be asked when should you hire a real estate attorney?
The real estate process of buying and selling a home often times run very smoothly. This is especially more so when you have professionals like realtors, home inspectors, and closing companies involved in the mix. Often times large real estate brokerages for which realtors work for have their own in house legal counsel that they can goto to get assistance for legal matters. Many small real estate brokerages maintain relationships with local attorneys and also have resources at the state and local levels to get help when they need it. Closing and Title companies often times are owned by the same attorneys who do the title work. But there are times when it is in your best interest to have an attorney of your own representing your interests. When you hire an attorney to help you out in a matter they will only be helping you out and should not have a conflicting interest based on their code of ethics.
One of the most common areas where a person may want to hire a real estate attorney is when dealing with a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) property. You as the seller of a FSBO property may wish to have a real estate attorney look over any offers to purchase and to walk you through the process of selling your home in order to minimize your liability to...