What You Need to Know About Residential Real Estate in Pennsylvania

There are few moments in a person’s life more exciting than purchasing a home. Similarly, selling a home is also a pivotal point in an individual’s life, which is why if you are ready to buy or sell residential property in Pennsylvania, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania real estate attorneys to learn more about the legal process ahead and how we can help you through it. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What legal issues most frequently arise when buying or selling residential real estate?

Purchasing and selling residential real estate can be very complex, and there are several steps both parties must go through to complete the transaction both properly and according to the law. As such, oftentimes, complications may arise, such as disputes, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side who can help ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Some of the most frequent issues that arise in real estate matters are as follows:

  • Negotiations
  • Mandatory Disclosures
  • Closings
  • Code Violations
  • Liens
  • Mortgage Contingencies
  • Concession
  • Real Estate Scams
  • Liability of zoning

How can a real estate attorney help me?

Hiring a real estate attorney is not mandatory in Pennsylvania, however, it is always best to do so, as you are bound to encounter certain issues, and when you do, you need an attorney who can best represent your interests. Our firm is happy to help our clients through the following:

  • Our firm will thoroughly analyze your contract and help facilitate negotiations with the seller to get you a better deal. This also includes informing you of whether the seller is being deceitful or fair in his or her offer.
  • Conduct title searches: People conduct title searches so that they can have peace of mind knowing the property they are interested in buying does not come with certain baggage, such as liens or judgments. Our firm can conduct a title search and either inform you that the property is safe to buy, or that seller does not have the legal right to sell you the property and that you should look elsewhere.
  • We can file your real estate deed with the county and state. This is a required aspect of purchasing a home. When someone neglects to file and transfer their real estate deed, they may have their estate or income tax levied.

These are just some of the reasons why you need a real estate attorney on your side, which is why if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give our experienced Pennsylvania real estate attorneys a call today. We are always here to help.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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