Real estate: it’s one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. Because of this, you can’t afford to walk into the process blind or to rely on legal advice that doesn’t have your best interests at heart. Here at Koontz & Associates, our team prides itself on offering intelligent, common-sense residential real estate law advice to clients for years. An experienced residential real estate law firm, we’re here to guide you toward the best possible outcomes for your real estate foray.
We know it’s essential for you to work with a diverse law firm that offers a wide assortment of real estate law services. Because of that, we go out of our way to provide the comprehensive services you need, including the following:
Buying and selling a property is just a legal process. Before selling a home, purchasing a new one, or picking up a second property as a vacation home or an investment, contact our team. Our skilled real estate attorneys can help you streamline the process. From drawing up buy/sell agreements to providing comprehensive contract review and drafting, we’ll take every possible step to ensure your rights are protected and guaranteed the best possible outcome for your next real estate transaction.
Interested in filing a homestead declaration? A homestead declaration protects your home from seizure and sale in the event the courts enter a money judgment against you. What most people don't know is that you might already have a homestead declaration, without having to file one. In most states, the homestead exemption is automatic. This means you won't have to record a homestead declaration to claim the homestead exemption.
Filing a homestead declaration is an excellent idea for people who want to protect their primary residence, especially after the death or divorce of someone who holds the homestead. Since homestead protection continues to benefit the holder’s children, surviving spouse, or former spouse, it is an excellent pursuit for anyone who values security.
A 1031 exchange gets its name from Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. This unique maneuver makes it possible to avoid paying capital gains taxes when you sell an investment property, as long as you reinvest the proceeds from the sale into another property or properties of like kind and equal or greater value.
If you’re interested in conducting a 1031 exchange, our team can help. We’ll guide you through the process, help you keep more money in your pocket, and ensure you have all the guidance you need to protect your rights and maintain your legal well-being.
The world of real estate can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Fortunately, Koontz & Associates is here for you.
Ready to learn more about our residential real estate services? Contact our team today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.