Mississippi Residential Real Estate Lawyers
Helping clients navigate residential real estate transactions
Whether you are a first-time home buyer, selling your home, or a real estate investor, you will require the services of a Mississippi real estate attorney at some point. At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., we understand that buying a home or investing in residential real estate is a high stakes transaction. When you work with our team, you leverage partner Ted Connell’s knowledge and experience in real estate law and the local market. We handle the due diligence required to make sure that every detail of this important transaction is in order. While you focus the details of moving, we focus on protecting your interests.
Legal services for Mississippi home buyers
Mississippi has some of the most beautiful land – and beautiful homes – in the state. Whether you want to purchase an older home and restore it to its former glory, and build your own little castle right here in the heart of the Delta, you are going to need some help.
Given that buying a home is likely to be the biggest financial transaction the average person will make, it is important to work with an experienced Mississippi real estate lawyer who has intimate knowledge of the confusing language in the loan documents, titles, deeds and all the details involved in transferring ownership of the property from the seller to the buyer. Some of the residential real estate services we offer include:
- Drafting and reviewing purchase and sale agreements
- Review of mortgage and other financial documents
- Analyzing the property’s title status
- Preparing and reviewing closing documents
- Handling easement restrictions or questions
- Negotiating home inspection challenges
- Escrow and closing
- Foreclosures, short-sales and bank sales
- Quitclaim deeds and deeds of trust
Why do I need a real estate attorney?
If you hire a realtor, you may feel like you don’t necessarily need an attorney to help. After all, the relator can find or sell the home for you, right?
We wish it were that easy.
While most home sales will go off without a hitch, there may be times when there are complications. This is especially true when the purchaser or seller lives out of state, if there are liens on the home that may or may not have been previously disclosed to you, or if there is a tenant in the home who is refusing to leave. Attorneys may also be better equipped to advise you in regard to insurance policies, too.
Another benefit to working with an attorney as opposed to an agent is the cost. A realtor gets paid based on commission, so it is in his or her best interests to move as quickly through the process as possible. When you hire an attorney, you may be charged a flat fee or by the hour, which means you can take as much or as little time as you need to complete the sale or purchase of your home.
Resolving real estate disputes
What happens when a real estate transaction does not go as planned? You may need to pursue litigation in order to move forward. We are a team of experienced litigators, and can represent you in court if the need arises. We handle claims involving:
- Misrepresentation or concealing critical details at the point of sale
- Construction defects
- Real estate fraud claims
- Breach of contract
- Title disputes
- Boundary line disputes
- Issues involving adverse possession
When you work with a law firm such as Merkel & Cocke, you enjoy the benefits of our thorough and aggressive approach to protecting our clients’ rights. You will find in our Mississippi real estate attorneys trusted legal partners who are committed to making the real estate purchase or sales process as simple and worry-free as possible.
Work with our Mississippi residential real estate attorneys today
At Merkel & Cocke, we work as a team to represent you in the purchase or sale of residential real estate. From our offices in Clarksdale, Oxford and Jackson, we work with clients throughout Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. To schedule a consultation with Ted Connell, please call 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to speak with an attorney about your legal options.