Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions

Deed vs Title?

A deed is a legal document that transfers property ownership from one person to another. A title, on the other hand, is the legal right to own and use the property. In Texas, a deed is used to transfer the title from the seller to the buyer.

What does a house deed look like?

In Texas, a house deed typically includes the property’s legal description, the names of the grantor (seller) and grantee (buyer), the date of the transfer and the signature of the grantor. It may also include other information, such as the sales price and any restrictions on the property’s use. The deed must be notarized and recorded with the county clerk’s office where the property is located.

When does someone need a real estate attorney?

Before and during a real estate transaction is preferable. A good real estate attorney is crucial to the negotiation process when selling and leasing real estate due to their combined knowledge of real estate laws and their ability to professionally represent your best interest in the negotiation.

What does a real estate attorney do?

A real estate attorney monitors the real estate transaction by advising the party that they represent and ensuring that all decisions are properly documented and legally bound. This saves time and money later on because it helps protect from costly mistakes being made.

Why does someone need a real estate attorney?

Real estate is more complex than simply the lease and purchase of homes. Real estate law also pertains to land, mineral rights, and even some trees and plants. Employing a real estate attorney ensures your security and protection should problems arise regarding any aspect of the real estate being leased or purchased.

What are some of the areas of real estate law that a real estate attorney can help me with?

Dan Burke Law can assist with many areas of real estate law, including:

  • Leasing
  • Multi-Family Property
  • Tax appeals
  • Purchase and Sale