When representing a seller, a real estate attorney may draft or review the real estate contract, provide general advice, resolve title issues, negotiate transaction terms, and review closing paperwork. Sometimes, the seller’s attorney also prepares the deed and closes the… Read More »What Does a Real Estate Attorney do for a Seller? (A Quick Explanation)
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This article estimates real estate attorney cost based on multiple data sources, and it was compiled by a real estate attorney familiar with the industry. The below table summarizes some of the most common price points. Attorney fees on a… Read More »Real Estate Attorney Cost: How Much Are Real Estate Attorney Fees?
Quiet title and adverse possession both involve the ownership of real estate. Often, a quiet title action is filed to confirm or disconfirm ownership based on adverse possession. This article explains how that might occur. To understand the role of… Read More »Quiet Title and Adverse Possession (Explained by a Real Estate Attorney)
The quiet title process involves four main steps. First, research property ownership and title issues. Second, draft a quiet title complaint or petition. Third, file and serve all quiet title pleadings. Fourth, obtain and enforce a court order clarifying or… Read More »The Quiet Title Process (Explained by a Real Estate Attorney)
As a real estate attorney, if I could name one transaction that causes more litigation and confusion than any other, it would probably be the rent-to-own agreement. I understand the allure. Rent-to-own transactions combine the best of a lease and a sale. In… Read More »Oklahoma Rent-to-Own Agreements: WARNINGS from a Local Attorney
Buyer beware! When purchasing from an Oklahoma tax sale, you should confirm title via a quiet title action. A tax property is not insurable and marketable right after the auction. Most of the time, you must do a quiet title… Read More »Title Risks in Oklahoma Tax Properties – Buy Safely to Increase Profit
This article explains the purpose, cost, timeline, and process of an ancillary probate in Oklahoma. The purpose is transferring title to out-of-state property. The cost is generally $2,500 to $5,000. The timeline is 6-8 weeks. The process is drafting, filing,… Read More »Oklahoma Ancillary Probate: Purpose, Cost, Timeline, and Process
Yes, you can do a quiet title yourself. Any party can represent themselves in a lawsuit, and a quiet title is a type of lawsuit. But, you should only attempt a quiet title if equipped with the right tools, templates,… Read More »Can I do a quiet title myself? (Yes, but beware these pitfalls.)
What is a tax warrant in Oklahoma? A tax warrant equals a tax lien. Thankfully, a tax warrant differs from an arrest warrant. Unless you committed blatant tax fraud, you can probably breathe easy! However, tax warrants can still pack a punch.… Read More »WHAT IS A TAX WARRANT IN OKLAHOMA? ANSWERED BY ATTORNEY.
This article explains the rules surrounding a partition action for tenants in common. When multiple individuals own the same property as tenants in common, the property typically qualifies for partition. For a more detailed overview of the partition and forced… Read More »PARTITION ACTION FOR TENANTS IN COMMON