Real Estate Transaction Law

Our attorneys at Spital & Associates specialize in the transactions of residential and commercial real estate. We will guide you through the sale and purchase of your house, condo, town home, apartment, land, or business.

For many, buying a home is one of the most important investments they will every make. In fact, the buying and selling of any property is a major life transaction. Due to the unfamiliarity of many terms and processes real estate transactions can be very complex, but the attorneys at Spital & Associates make it manageable. We will go through all possible courses of action with you, making sure to keep your best interests in mind.

Generally, our process begins with a “purchase agreement” for the property, though we will concentrate on preliminary negotiations when relevant.  If you are buying, we will compile the appropriate documents for your prospective seller. If you are planning to sell, we will assess the documents from the seller to guarantee that they include the necessary clauses and contingencies. Usually, purchase agreements are contingent upon the ability of the purchaser to acquire a loan (mortgage) at a specific interest rate and a property appraisal at or above the proposed sale price.

When the agreement has ben signed, we can take the following steps to initiate the closing:

  • Acquire and review a title search or title insurance binder, and follow up with the seller to correct any errors in the title;
  • Prepare or review any closing documents, including deeds, mortgages, and bills of sale for any personal property included with the sale;
  • Discuss with buyers how to properly take title (joint tenancy vs. tenancy in common, etc.);
  • Examine any other issues that are not covered by title insurance (zoning ordinances, land-use restrictions, liens, etc.)

Your San Diego real estate lawyer will analyze and discuss with you all of the documents involved and will ensure that everything has been done to satisfy both parties as specified in the purchase agreement. Finally, we will ensure that proper steps are taken for the buyer to obtain clear and marketable title.

For more information about our real estate services and how we can assist you with your real estate transaction, contact our San Diego law office today.

Main Offices
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Telephone: 619-583-0350
Fax: 619-583-1850

Banker’s Hill Associate Office
1901 First Avenue, Suite 138
San Diego, CA 92101

Downtown Associate Office
Of Counsel – Bill O’Connell, Esq. 
110 West C Street, Suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101-3978

Associates available 24/7.
Call (619) 583-0350 or send us an e-mail.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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