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We Are Trusted Settlement Agents And Advocates For Real Estate Closings And Title Services

Our team at Bryant & O'Connor Law Firm takes pride in delivering excellent residential and commercial real estate service. Each year, over 200 individuals and families trust us with one of the most important transactions in their lives: closing on the purchase of a home. Although we handle many closings, we do not view your purchase as a cookie-cutter transaction. Every purchase deserves careful attention by a trained eye, and you should be sure that your closing attorney takes the time to answer your questions and ensures that your home purchase is successful. Buying property is not as simple as signing a contract and then handing over some cash to the seller. There are many things that can go wrong with a home purchase, and this is why Georgia requires that real estate transactions be closed by a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

If, for example, the person selling you the new home sells it with unpaid liens, you could get stuck with paying off those liens yourself. We have experience eliminating title issues so that you can sleep at night knowing you are not going to stumble into ownership surprises in the morning.

We are an approved sub-agent through Attorney’s Title & Guaranty of Georgia to issue First American title insurance policies, which would protect your property interests for the life of your ownership. In addition to home purchases, we handle the closing of refinances and construction loans. We also help with handling the closing of VA and FHA loans, which both have unique lender underwriting requirements that necessitate special attention from the attorney’s office closing the loan.

There are other critical decisions to make when purchasing real estate. Should you put the title of your family home a trust? Should you put the title of your rental property into an LLC? At Bryant & O'Connor Law Firm, our real estate attorneys are here to answer your questions and help you in selecting the right form of ownership to suit your needs.

Let Our Experience Be Your Guide And Protect Your Best Interests

Residential properties in Georgia continue growing in value and are an attractive investment. Our lawyers carefully examine the type of title, whether solo, joint tenancy, joint tenancy with right of survivorship, trust or limited liability company (LLC) ownership would best suit your purposes. Each type of ownership has certain legacy-related and tax benefits. Put our experience in your corner for investing in your:

  • Primary residence
  • Vacation home
  • Cabin in the woods
  • Family farm
  • Other family property
  • Rental property

We can also assist with the sale of your real estate. If you think the sale of your real estate is going to potentially result your owing capital gains tax, speak to our attorneys about the possibility of a 1031 exchange or setting up a charitable remainder trust (CRT). There are several types of CRTs, one of which could be useful for your circumstances.

A Land Purchase Can Be A Sound Investment For Your Future

Are you looking to buy land in our area for recreational, forestry or agricultural purposes? If so, we are the firm to assist you. Before your purchase closes, we can verify that the property has an adequate boundary survey and make sure that you are aware of any existing easements. Once you have engaged us to help you close your purchase, our real estate attorney is happy to answer your questions and advise you on all issues related to your purchase, including whether you need to set up a business entity for your land or plan for your estate.

Legal Advocacy And Educational Real Estate Resources For You

Our attorneys believe our advocacy and collaboration include offering you the information you need to make decisions on your own. Visit our blog section or this website’s video page for compelling insight on the interconnected nature of your real estate investment and shoring up your family’s financial future utilizing estate planning. We can answer your questions about owning real estate, whether you should establish a limited liability company to protect your property investment or when a legal instrument such as a financial power of attorney is advisable.

We look forward to helping you smooth out the way to achieving your goals. Call Bryant & O'Connor Law Firm in Vidalia at 912-788-5095 or send us an email to order a title or schedule a closing.

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