Communication is Key.
Time is of the essence. Meet your deadlines without the worry of delayed responses. With frequent communication, our Winchester real estate lawyers keep you in the loop and ensure your transaction is as smooth as possible. We also offer professional advice and referrals to other businesses.
Many real estate lawyers in Winchester are neither timely nor communicative, but with real estate transactions, it’s important that you receive the correct information, as fast as possible. That’s why our firm focuses on bringing you exceptional legal advice when you need it.
At McCarthy & Akers, our Winchester real estate lawyers are committed to bring you the best quality service. Our firm is customer-focused and provides expert legal advice and guidance for all real estate transactions. By meeting our deadlines, we help you meet yours.
Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, McCarthy & Akers, PLC, can handle all your settlement needs. Our firm is a Virginia State Bar Certified Settlement Agent and offers a wide array of settlement services in both Virginia and West Virginia. With competitive fees and unparalleled legal expertise, we’ll help you with closing.
We have developed a level of expertise in handling IRS § 1031 Exchanges. Whether you’re looking for a settlement attorney or a qualified intermediary for your tax deferred exchange, we can assist you with a smooth transition from one property to another. Our real estate lawyers will help you minimize your tax liabilities and prevent large tax consequences.
Running an effective and efficient homeowners association is a difficult task. With the help of our expert real estate lawyers you can navigate your association through the many legal and procedural obstacles. From amending covenants and restrictions to handling delinquent dues, we can offer practical advice to help you create an even better community.
We employ the latest technology to streamline the process for all parties involved. The real estate agent, lender, buyer, seller, and anyone that’s involved in the transaction, has access to our real estate software. This cuts out a lot of data input and keeps our clients abreast of what’s happening in real time, so they can actually see what’s occurring, and receive constant updates on the transaction.
Since our Winchester real estate lawyers do a great volume of real estate transactions, we have a dedicated staff to process real estate and understand how the real estate process itself works. This allows us to offer superior customer service, more efficient service, quick turnarounds, and better results than attorneys that don’t handle such a high volume.
With multiple real estate attorneys in various locations, we have offices throughout the Valley and serve clients even as far East as Northern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, and Fairfax. Wherever you’re located in northern Virginia, we can help. With staff located all throughout the area, we offer greater appointment availability & can handle more closings at one time than other attorneys.
Our firm has worked with countless large organizations. We have worked with multinational companies in acquiring local commercial properties and assisted local and national home builders in subdividing properties and creating both commercial and residential subdivisions. In addition, we’ve also represented large commercial enterprises in acquiring commercial real estate for factories, warehouses, and commercial locations.
There are specific regulations regarding historic preservation. The downtown historic preservation district requires that any change to the exterior facade of the house, that can be seen from the street, has to first receive approval from the downtown historical development board before any changes are made.
Yes. If you’re in need of a real estate agent, we have a strong list of excellent realtors we can recommend, depending on the property or type of person you’d like to work with. The same applies for a CPA: we recommend Kilmer & Associates to handle things like capital gains on the sale of real estate. For pest inspectors, we highly recommend Professional Termite & Pest Services of Winchester. For moving services, we refer to Mover Dudes. For any services associated with the selling or moving to and from your property, we have relationships with people and businesses that we can recommend (cleaning services, appraisers, and lenders, etc.).
We are a full service real estate firm. We provide real estate settlement services for people buying or selling property. We provide development services: helping someone with the development of raw land into a commercial, residential building, or subdivision.
We also handle land use, so we can take land from one particular zoning and get its designation changed through administrative proceedings at the county and state levels. We set up real estate holding companies for investment purposes and prepare deeds to transfer property. We also prepare financing documents for both institutional and private lenders that would finance the purchase or sale of property.
We coordinate all the aspects of the sale, so there’s very little that the seller has to do or worry about. This includes contacting their lender in order to order a pay off or mortgage, working with the real estate agents to ensure that everything is aligned for the day of the closing, and ensuring that buyers are performing on their side.
If issues do arise where there might be a disagreement or a misunderstanding between the parties, we can help to mediate disagreements and find a way forward. We take out all the guesswork, so both parties are satisfied and we can move forward with the sale.
A good real estate lawyer needs to have the following qualities:
There are definite benefits to hiring an attorney versus a title company, when it comes to real estate transactions.
First, title companies are never allowed to give legal advice to their clients. Attorneys, however, can and do advise their clients on the legalities of their transaction or their contract. It can often help work them through issues that might arise between the different parties: a title company is barred, they’re forbidden to get involved in such things, or give advice.
Real estate attorneys can oftentimes find creative solutions for a deal that’s falling apart, which happens frequently with closings. They also have a level of knowledge and understanding of real estate transactions that goes far beyond what any title company couple offer.
More often than not, title companies end up coming to us for advice and guidance, since we have the knowledge and understanding to make things happen. We have access to the court systems, if title reports need cleaning up or if there’s a sticky situation with an estate. We understand how to go to the court and clarify the title so that things can move forward. By creatively using deeds and the law, we can move things forward or create contracts before and after the closing. This ensures that everyone gets what they bargained for with the deal.
There is a definite benefit to using an attorney with experience and knowledge vs. a title company whose firm may occasionally deal with some real estate. We handle a lot of real estate closings and we are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable practitioners in the business. With over 1,200 closings per year, and upwards of 5 per day, it’s also very rare to see a situation we’ve never faced before.
Real estate is second nature to us. With the sheer volume of cases we handle and years of experience, we know how to anticipate and deal with almost any issue. Our firm utilizes cutting edge technology, offers superior service, and is more knowledgeable than other firms. We get the job done more often than we do.
Our firms attorneys are:
Our attorneys have tried cases at all levels of the Virginia Courts including appeals before the Virginia Supreme Court.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.