GET ADVICE BEFORE DEEDING PROPERTY TO FAMILY MEMBERS

Hardly a week goes by without someone contacting our office to discuss an intra-family transfer of real estate.  Usually, a person calls and tells us what they have in mind, and if they have not already acted by themselves without our advice, we are able to keep them from making costly mistakes.  In other instances, […]

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BEWARE OF THE SELLER’S PROPERTY DISCLOSURE

As a Seller, when you engage a realtor to list your home, or if you decide to sell it “By Owner,” you will likely be asked to fill out a “form” entitled SELLER’S PROPERTY DISCLOSURE.  Many times, Sellers breeze through the disclosure statement very quickly, without putting much thought into their answers, and without paying […]

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Do I really need a survey?

Everyone likes to save money – so sometimes a real property buyer will ask “Do I really need to order a survey?” The answer is always “Yes, you ALWAYS need a survey before you buy a parcel of property.” A survey will locate your property’s boundary lines and the buildings and other improvements on your […]

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GET TO KNOW JACK BELLO

Earlier this year, in conjunction with creating a new firm website (and following a trend among many law firms), we decided to shorten the name of the firm from “Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A.” to “Gibbons | Neuman.” This name change has prompted some questions as to whether there have been big […]

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Thinking about purchasing a tax deed?

Many purchasers are surprised to learn that title to real property acquired by tax deed is not immediately “marketable”.  Most title insurers will not insure title to a tax deed property without the filing of a Quiet Title Action.  Assuming a proper quiet title action is completed (through all appeals), the title will be deemed […]

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