The attorneys at the Law Office of Candyce M. King, P.A. are highly experienced with the processes surrounding residential and commercial real estate. The firm's many years of practicing real estate law in Florida can be of great help in not only advising and facilitating your decisions, but protecting your assets as well.
Our firm can assist you with the following types of real estate matters:
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Closings
The Law Office of Candyce M. King, P.A. has been handling real estate closings for over 19 years. We are experienced in special issues that arise with older homes in the historic areas. In fact, our office is located in the heart of Riverside at 2219 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. We are authorized title agents for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, one of the largest title insurance companies in the country. We provide our clients with the confidence of being backed by one of the best title insurance companies and the security of closing with an attorney, not just a title company.
The attorneys at the law offices of Candyce King, P.A. are available to take clients through the entire residential real estate process step by step, from contract to closing.
For Sale by Owner Assistance
In today's real estate market, every dollar counts. When selling your home, you want to receive the highest amount possible and not see your proceeds diminished by high closing costs. Selling your home without a realtor can be tricky, but we can help you navigate the process from contract to closing.
Please contact our office to discuss how we can help you sell your home and maximize your profits.
If you are selling real estate and wish to finance the purchase price for the buyer, our attorneys can work with you to draft the mortgage, note, assignments of rents and any other documents needed to perfect your security interest and protect your collateral.
Title Search & Examination
When purchasing real estate, a title search is always recommended. A title search is a detailed examination of the historical records concerning the property and will notify you of the current owners, any existing liens on the property and any claims, errors, or restrictions on the property. Issues that can come up is if a deed was not sufficient to convey property, or if the children of a deceased owner have the legal authority to sell the property or even if there are judgment liens attached to the property.
Having a title search conducted and examined by an attorney prior to purchasing the property will give you the peace of mind in knowing that your investment is sound and that you will have full and clear title to the property.
Real Estate Title Problems & Litigation
Occasionally with owning real property, problems arise that may not have been foreseeable during the purchase. Our attorneys are experienced in real estate litigation, including partitions, quiet titles, ownership disputes, easements and more.
Our experienced real estate attorneys can assist you with drafting a deed to suit your needs for a particular property. We will discuss with you the reason for the deed in order to determine the best course of action.
For instance, if a married couple divorces and the property is awarded to one spouse, the other spouse would sign a quit claim deed to divest their interest in the property.
A quit claim deed is a legal instrument which transfer the seller's interest in the property without any covenants or warranties from the seller to the buyer.
However, if an elderly client wanted to include his/her children on the deed in order to avoid probate, a life estate deed would be more appropriate.
At the Law Office of Candyce M. King, P.A., your goals are our number one priority. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for real estate. We will discuss not only your goals but also possible concerns or risks that may arise in order for you to be fully informed of your options.
Tax Deed & Foreclosure Sale Purchasing
If you are interested in purchasing a property at either a tax deed sale or at a foreclosure auction, it is wise to consult with an attorney first regarding the process but also to investigate the collateral. Often, when purchasing a property at a tax deed or homeowner's association foreclosure, there may be superior liens on the property that the purchaser is not aware of beforehand. Having an attorney evaluate the public record and examine a title search will provide you with the information necessary to determine if the purchase of the property will be a good investment.
Additionally, purchasing a property at a tax deed sale may also require a quiet title action. Consult with an attorney before purchasing the property in order to determine if a quiet title is necessary.
Condominium & Homeowner's Association Issues
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Short Sale Negotiation
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Answers to our most frequently asked questions can be found here.