Residential Real Estate Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

According to statistics from the National Association of Realtors, about 5.64 million existing homes were sold in 2020. Selling or buying a real estate property in Pennsylvania and across the United States often involves a lot of legal paperwork and must be properly handled to prevent possible issues. Before closing the real estate transition, you are required to carry out due diligence, evaluate contracts, negotiate prices, certify the title, and settle ongoing disputes. 

If you're involved in a residential real estate transaction and want to understand the process, consulting with an experienced Pennsylvania real estate law attorney is imperative for detailed guidance. At Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C., I have devoted my career to guiding clients through the complexities involved in selling and buying residential real estate. With my extensive knowledge, I can guide you through the legal processes involved and help ensure a smooth and successful deal. 

My firm—Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C.—proudly serves clients across Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as throughout Allegheny County and all of the surrounding counties, including Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland, Butler, and Armstrong.

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Real Estate Transactions

As a seasoned real estate attorney, I have the knowledge and experience to guide and represent buyers and sellers of real estate properties across Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a wide selection of residential real estate matters, including but not limited to: 

  • Property Sales 

  • Residential Closings 

  • Preparing Real Estate Contracts 

  • Drafting, Reviewing, and Negotiating Contracts 

  • Resolving Landlord and Tenant Disputes 

  • Seller or Owner Financing 

  • Completing Title Searches 

  • Community Association Litigation 

  • Funds Transfer for Real Estate Purchase 

  • Real Estate Transfer Documentation 

  • Zoning and Land Use 

  • Settling conflicts, including title issues, boundary disputes, contract disputes, tax problems, and liens 

However, this is not a detailed list, and I'm always available to discuss and assist you with other real estate matters. If you're trying to purchase or sell a residential real estate property, you need to get in touch with me right away. I can examine the real estate documentation and help facilitate a seamless deal. 

Attorney Review Period for Real Estate Transactions

The attorney review is an important phase in every real estate transaction. The review period starts when both the buyer and seller have received copies of the fully executed contract of sale. During the review period, your lawyer will: 

  • Review the real estate contract thoroughly. 

  • Fully explain vague terms to you. 

  • Help you understand the legal terms. 

  • Discuss any issue about the contract's language with you. 

  • Make the required changes to ensure the agreement is in your best interests. 

  • Approve or void the real estate contract. 

  • Enter into negotiations to change or adjust the real estate contract. 

However, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there is no formal attorney review period. Nonetheless, you should consult with your lawyer for legal advice and detailed counsel before signing a real estate agreement.   

Why It's Important to Hire a Real Estate Attorney

Real estate attorneys specialize in preparing and reviewing contracts and ensuring the legal transfer of real estate property from the seller to the buyer. When involved in a real estate transaction, here are some reasons to hire a dedicated attorney: 

  • A lawyer understands the statutes, procedures, rules, and applicable real estate practices for your area. 

  • An attorney can help draft and review agreements, paperwork, and other legal documents and contracts. 

  • An attorney can help examine and verify the property title and title documents. 

  • An attorney can interpret unclear terms and help settle eleventh-hour disputes. 

  • A lawyer can help review contracts and ensure they're properly worded to ensure clarity and mitigate potential disagreements. 

  • A lawyer can handle all discussions and negotiations with the buyer or seller on your behalf. 

  • An attorney can identify and address issues, such as property uses, illegal home additions, and other matters where real estate agents and realtors have limited jurisdiction. 

  • Lastly, a lawyer can help close the real estate transaction, include contingency clauses, and ensure title and funds transfer. 

A trusted Pennsylvania residential real estate attorney will work diligently to protect your rights and help you achieve the most favorable outcome in your deals. 

How Legal Counsel Can Help

Residential real estate transactions in Pennsylvania often involve many unique challenges. However, due to your lack of or limited knowledge, navigating real estate matters on your own is never advisable. Therefore, when buying or selling a property, working with an experienced real estate law attorney is crucial for detailed guidance and to make intelligent decisions. 

At Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C., I assist clients with their real estate deals. As your lawyer, I can help prepare and review purchase contracts, agreements, and other legal documentation. Also, I can help negotiate the terms of sale, settle real estate disputes, and help ensure a successful residential real estate transaction.

Residential Real Estate Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Do you need assistance selling or buying a residential property? Contact me at Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C. today to schedule a simple consultation. I can offer you the knowledgeable and personalized legal guidance you need at every phase of the real estate transaction. My firm proudly serves clients across Pittsburgh, Westmoreland, Butler, Pennsylvania, as well as throughout Allegheny County.