Real Estate 

Eagan Real Estate Attorneys

Efficiently Closing Real Estate Transactions in Cannon Falls, MN

Buying a home or property is often the largest and most significant investment many of us will ever make. Real estate transactions are unique in their complexity, raising special issues of law typically not present in other types of legal transactions. Our Eagan real estate lawyers regularly handle all types of closings and are fluent in managing these matters.

At Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A., we are ready to provide sophisticated counsel at each stage of your real estate closing. Our legal team has over 65 years of combined experience and is committed to protecting the interests of our clients. As your real estate closing agents, we will ensure your property title is examined, identify any issues, and resolve them before proceeding. We will also take the time to review and explain all of the documents you will be signing to confirm that they are accurate and align with your needs. Once the closing is complete, we will assist in making loan arrangements, verify the title, and record the deed, mortgage, and any other required documentation. 

From start to finish, our firm will be in your corner as your diligent advocate. We will work to make the closing process as efficient as possible and answer any questions you may have.


Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A. are ready to help you close with confidence. Schedule an initial consultation with our team by contacting us online or calling (651) 369-7749.


Real Estate Title Examination 

Reviewing a property’s chain of title is a crucial part of the real estate closing process. You must meticulously examine title records to verify that the current seller has the exclusive right to transfer ownership. 

If title defects or issues are discovered, we will work with all parties involved to resolve them as quickly as possible. In some cases, title defects cannot be easily cured. Should this occur, our Eagan real estate lawyers will walk you through all available options and timelines for resolution.

Examples of title defects that can jeopardize a real estate transaction include:

  • Unresolved liens. If a previous owner of a property failed to keep up with their debts, one or more creditors may have placed a lien on the property. Liens must generally be paid and resolved before any sale of the encumbered property can take place.
  • Issues with public records. Simple clerical mistakes, such as misspelled names or addresses, can cause serious delays and may require substantial financial resources to untangle. 
  • Title ownership issues. A deed may be considered “illegal” if it was made by someone who misrepresented their legal right to record it. This issue can jeopardize a prior owner’s right to transfer ownership and consequently create an irregularity in the property’s chain of title.
  • Boundary disputes. If an adjacent property owner has a land survey that conflicts with the seller’s survey, you may be unable to access and enjoy the disputed portion of the property.
  • Newly discovered easements. When someone has an “easement” on a property, they have the legal right to use it in some way despite not owning that property. Prior owners may have granted easements to people, companies, or even governments that were not previously known or disclosed.
  • Newly discovered encumbrances. Encumbrances can impact the transferability and potential uses for a property. Encumbrances are typically disclosed by the seller during negotiations, but a thorough title examination may identify additional liens, leases, encroachments, and other restrictive covenants.

Our firm wants to make the closing process easy for you and can travel to the location that best suits your needs. Call (651) 369-7749 or contact us online today!


 



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