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Why do you need a real estate lawyer during a transaction?

You know you need a real estate lawyer for a transaction to close, but do you know why?

I can help explain.


What does a real estate lawyer do for a buyer during a real estate transaction?


Buying a home is likely the biggest decision you will make in your lifetime. This choice requires the support of real estate professionals to make sure every step of the process is followed, completed and done correctly! The person that takes care of all legal documents is your real estate lawyer. 

They ensure the transfer of ownership, outlining the terms of your purchase agreement and a clear title to the property.

Real Estate Lawyers also:

  • Review the Agreement of Purchase and Sale and all other legal documents of the transaction
  • Ensure there are no claims listed againist the property
  • Arrange for title insurance
  • Ensure property taxes are up to date
  • Calculate the land transfer due on closing
  • Draw up the mortgage documents
  • Close the transaction and ensure all legal and financial conditions are met
  • Exchange legal documents and keys with the seller's lawyer.

A real estate lawyer is necessary for both parties of the transaction- buyers and sellers.


Selling a home is also a very big life decision, the help by a real estate lawyer ensures the transaction goes smoothly.


On the seller's side they are focused on the mortgage payout and a smooth transfer of the property's title. A real estate lawyer performs serval key tasks, including:


  • Review the Agreement of Purchase and Sale Documents and any other legal documents before you sign
  • Prepare the deed to your house
  • Deal and remedy title issues as they occur
  • Close the transaction
  • Ensure all legal and financial conditions have been met
  • Exchange legal documents with the Buyer's Lawyer


If you still have any questions regarding why you will need a lawyer during a real estate transaction, please feel free to contact me!


I would love to chat!


*not intended to solicit those under contract*

Read

November- Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips, that are broken down into month's so it is less overwhelming for home owners.

Things to check in October:


  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Wrap insulation aroundoutdoor faucets and pipes
  • Tune up all major home appliances before the holidays
  • Inspect roof for missing, loose or damaged shingles
  • Check roof leaks
  • Clean garbage disposal 


Read

Real Estate Terminology-
 

Terminology - Real Estate Style

"Closing" 

Closing is the final stage of the real estate transaction. The date is agreed upon when both the buyer and seller go under contract on the home. 
On the closing date, the property is legally transferred from the seller to the buyer. 
 

-Wendy Hyland-Freemantle, Sales Representative

Royale Town & Country Realty Inc. Brokerage

* not intended to solicit *

 
Read

October- Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips, that are broken down into month's so it is less overwhelming for home owners.

Things to check in October:


  • Schedule an inspection for the forced air heating system.
  • Clean drains in sinks, tubs, showers & dishwashers
  • Check water heater for leaks
  • Check fireplace for damage or hazards
  • Clean fireplace flues and chimney
  • Clean the carpets


Read

September- Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips, that are broken down into month's so it is less overwhelming for home owners.


Things to check in September:


  • Check the home's insulation
  • Prepare heater system for winter
  • Check basement and attic for pests, water damage or mold
  • Clean outdoor furniture and grill
  • Test smoke and CO2 detectors
Read

New property listed in Lindsay (Town), Kawartha Lakes

I have listed a new property at 124 Adelaide Street N in Lindsay.
Welcome Home. This lovely brick bungalow offers a spacious, bright living room with a gas fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with lots of cupboards and counter space. Main floor family room with walk out to a large deck and rear yard. Three + one bedrooms. Master bedroom complete with a 3 pc. ensuite bathroom and walkout. Direct access from the garage to the house for those blustery days. Finished basement with bedroom, 2 pc. Bathroom, large living space and huge woodworking shop. Amazing private lot 72’ x 250’ with mature trees, partially fenced. Located in the desired North Ward neighborhood. Excellent potential for an in-law suite with separate entrance. Close to hospital, churches, parks and shopping. Endless possibilities.
Read

Real Estate Terminology-

Terminology - Real Estate Style

"As Is" 

A property marketed in "as is" condition usually
indicates that the seller is unwilling to perform most if
not all repairs. It could also mean that it is priced "as
is", which is typically lower than market pricing in the
area. 


-Wendy Hyland-Freemantle, Sales Representative

Royale Town & Country Realty Inc. Brokerage

* not intended to solicit *

Read

I have sold a property at 64 Otter Line in Lindsay

I have sold a property at 64 Otter Line in Lindsay.
Welcome to this lovely two-bedroom, two-bathroom home-YEAR-ROUND. Eat-in kitchen with Stainless Steel refrigerator and stove. Spacious living room with walk out to side deck/gazebo. The partially fenced rear yard features perennial gardens and two large sheds. Master bedroom with a two-piece ensuite. Updated four-piece bathroom with laundry, including washer & dryer. Separate entrance with a large closet. Addition on the rear currently used as a workshop. Newer steel roof (2015) furnace (2019), newer windows, doors and insulated vinyl siding. Crawl space with spray in insulation. This home is economical and close to shopping. Located in Stoney Creek Park, close to Lindsay and all amenities. Garbage pick up at door.
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New property listed in Otonabee Township, Otonabee-South Monaghan

I have listed a new property at 43B 2244 Heritage Line in Keene.
Welcome to Park Hill Estates. Senior living at its best. This lovely 3 bedroom home offers affordable year round living. Minutes to shopping, entertainment and all that Peterborough has to offer. The spacious, bright living room features a gas fireplace for those chilly winter nights. New floors in the kitchen c/w stainless steel appliances. Has been freshly painted, some newer light fixtures, gas furnace and laundry in the 4 piece bathroom. Large deck running almost the length of the home is great for entertaining or enjoying a quiet evening of solitude. Current park fees are $550. Per month, which includes land rental, taxes and water. Private parking for 1, with additional parking for guests. Park reserves the right to increase yearly fees with the new owner.
Read

New property listed in Lindsay (Town), Kawartha Lakes

I have listed a new property at 64 Otter Line in Lindsay.
Welcome to this lovely two-bedroom, two-bathroom home-YEAR-ROUND. Eat-in kitchen with Stainless Steel refrigerator and stove. Spacious living room with walk out to side deck/gazebo. The partially fenced rear yard features perennial gardens and two large sheds. Master bedroom with a two-piece ensuite. Updated four-piece bathroom with laundry, including washer & dryer. Separate entrance with a large closet. Addition on the rear currently used as a workshop. Newer steel roof (2015) furnace (2019), newer windows, doors and insulated vinyl siding. Crawl space with spray in insulation. This home is economical and close to shopping. Located in Stoney Creek Park, close to Lindsay and all amenities. Garbage pick up at door.
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Why do you need a real estate lawyer during a transaction?

You know you need a real estate lawyer for a transaction to close, but do you know why?

I can help explain.


What does a real estate lawyer do for a buyer during a real estate transaction?


Buying a home is likely the biggest decision you will make in your lifetime. This choice requires the support of real estate professionals to make sure every step of the process is followed, completed and done correctly! The person that takes care of all legal documents is your real estate lawyer. 

They ensure the transfer of ownership, outlining the terms of your purchase agreement and a clear title to the property.

Real Estate Lawyers also:

  • Review the Agreement of Purchase and Sale and all other legal documents of the transaction
  • Ensure there are no claims listed againist the property
  • Arrange for title insurance
  • Ensure property taxes are up to date
  • Calculate the land transfer due on closing
  • Draw up the mortgage documents
  • Close the transaction and ensure all legal and financial conditions are met
  • Exchange legal documents and keys with the seller's lawyer.

A real estate lawyer is necessary for both parties of the transaction- buyers and sellers.


Selling a home is also a very big life decision, the help by a real estate lawyer ensures the transaction goes smoothly.


On the seller's side they are focused on the mortgage payout and a smooth transfer of the property's title. A real estate lawyer performs serval key tasks, including:


  • Review the Agreement of Purchase and Sale Documents and any other legal documents before you sign
  • Prepare the deed to your house
  • Deal and remedy title issues as they occur
  • Close the transaction
  • Ensure all legal and financial conditions have been met
  • Exchange legal documents with the Buyer's Lawyer


If you still have any questions regarding why you will need a lawyer during a real estate transaction, please feel free to contact me!


I would love to chat!


*not intended to solicit those under contract*

Read

November- Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips, that are broken down into month's so it is less overwhelming for home owners.

Things to check in October:


  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Wrap insulation aroundoutdoor faucets and pipes
  • Tune up all major home appliances before the holidays
  • Inspect roof for missing, loose or damaged shingles
  • Check roof leaks
  • Clean garbage disposal 


Read

Real Estate Terminology-
 

Terminology - Real Estate Style

"Closing" 

Closing is the final stage of the real estate transaction. The date is agreed upon when both the buyer and seller go under contract on the home. 
On the closing date, the property is legally transferred from the seller to the buyer. 
 

-Wendy Hyland-Freemantle, Sales Representative

Royale Town & Country Realty Inc. Brokerage

* not intended to solicit *

 
Read

October- Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips, that are broken down into month's so it is less overwhelming for home owners.

Things to check in October:


  • Schedule an inspection for the forced air heating system.
  • Clean drains in sinks, tubs, showers & dishwashers
  • Check water heater for leaks
  • Check fireplace for damage or hazards
  • Clean fireplace flues and chimney
  • Clean the carpets


Read

September- Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips, that are broken down into month's so it is less overwhelming for home owners.


Things to check in September:


  • Check the home's insulation
  • Prepare heater system for winter
  • Check basement and attic for pests, water damage or mold
  • Clean outdoor furniture and grill
  • Test smoke and CO2 detectors
Read

New property listed in Lindsay (Town), Kawartha Lakes

I have listed a new property at 124 Adelaide Street N in Lindsay.
Welcome Home. This lovely brick bungalow offers a spacious, bright living room with a gas fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with lots of cupboards and counter space. Main floor family room with walk out to a large deck and rear yard. Three + one bedrooms. Master bedroom complete with a 3 pc. ensuite bathroom and walkout. Direct access from the garage to the house for those blustery days. Finished basement with bedroom, 2 pc. Bathroom, large living space and huge woodworking shop. Amazing private lot 72’ x 250’ with mature trees, partially fenced. Located in the desired North Ward neighborhood. Excellent potential for an in-law suite with separate entrance. Close to hospital, churches, parks and shopping. Endless possibilities.
Read

Real Estate Terminology-

Terminology - Real Estate Style

"As Is" 

A property marketed in "as is" condition usually
indicates that the seller is unwilling to perform most if
not all repairs. It could also mean that it is priced "as
is", which is typically lower than market pricing in the
area. 


-Wendy Hyland-Freemantle, Sales Representative

Royale Town & Country Realty Inc. Brokerage

* not intended to solicit *

Read

I have sold a property at 64 Otter Line in Lindsay

I have sold a property at 64 Otter Line in Lindsay.
Welcome to this lovely two-bedroom, two-bathroom home-YEAR-ROUND. Eat-in kitchen with Stainless Steel refrigerator and stove. Spacious living room with walk out to side deck/gazebo. The partially fenced rear yard features perennial gardens and two large sheds. Master bedroom with a two-piece ensuite. Updated four-piece bathroom with laundry, including washer & dryer. Separate entrance with a large closet. Addition on the rear currently used as a workshop. Newer steel roof (2015) furnace (2019), newer windows, doors and insulated vinyl siding. Crawl space with spray in insulation. This home is economical and close to shopping. Located in Stoney Creek Park, close to Lindsay and all amenities. Garbage pick up at door.
Read

New property listed in Otonabee Township, Otonabee-South Monaghan

I have listed a new property at 43B 2244 Heritage Line in Keene.
Welcome to Park Hill Estates. Senior living at its best. This lovely 3 bedroom home offers affordable year round living. Minutes to shopping, entertainment and all that Peterborough has to offer. The spacious, bright living room features a gas fireplace for those chilly winter nights. New floors in the kitchen c/w stainless steel appliances. Has been freshly painted, some newer light fixtures, gas furnace and laundry in the 4 piece bathroom. Large deck running almost the length of the home is great for entertaining or enjoying a quiet evening of solitude. Current park fees are $550. Per month, which includes land rental, taxes and water. Private parking for 1, with additional parking for guests. Park reserves the right to increase yearly fees with the new owner.
Read

New property listed in Lindsay (Town), Kawartha Lakes

I have listed a new property at 64 Otter Line in Lindsay.
Welcome to this lovely two-bedroom, two-bathroom home-YEAR-ROUND. Eat-in kitchen with Stainless Steel refrigerator and stove. Spacious living room with walk out to side deck/gazebo. The partially fenced rear yard features perennial gardens and two large sheds. Master bedroom with a two-piece ensuite. Updated four-piece bathroom with laundry, including washer & dryer. Separate entrance with a large closet. Addition on the rear currently used as a workshop. Newer steel roof (2015) furnace (2019), newer windows, doors and insulated vinyl siding. Crawl space with spray in insulation. This home is economical and close to shopping. Located in Stoney Creek Park, close to Lindsay and all amenities. Garbage pick up at door.
Read