In real estate law, the less misunderstandings, the better. When you work with McCarthy & Akers, you don’t have to worry about delayed or unclear communication. Our Woodstock real estate lawyers regularly communicate with you, always keeping you in the loop. We ensure your transaction is as smooth as possible, and also offer professional advice and referrals to other businesses.
Unfortunately, real estate attorneys in Woodstock are often neither timely nor communicative. With real estate transactions, this is unacceptable. When you need information from your real estate lawyer, it’s essential that you receive it quickly and completely. At McCarthy & Akers, we understand the necessity of timely communication. We focus on bringing you exceptional legal advice, as soon as you need it.
At McCarthy & Akers, our Woodstock real estate lawyers have committed to bringing 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 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.