When it comes to buying a new home in North Carolina, you may have a lot of questions, and understandably so. Navigating a real estate transaction is a complex process that requires an attorney to perform the legal work involved in buying, selling, or refinancing a home.
This is why it’s important to choose a real estate attorney with local acumen and expertise who will guide you every step of the way through your real estate transaction, ensuring that important legal documents and processes don’t slip through the cracks.
One important factor to consider when choosing a law firm to assist you and your family in your real estate endeavors is whether or not they are familiar with local real estate customs in your area. Working with a real estate law firm that is privy to your location will be of benefit when it comes to navigating processes that can vary from county to county. Local real estate attorneys adapt to any changes in their immediate real estate landscape quickly and are familiar with the processes in nearby counties. Local attorneys have also established connections with other professionals in the area who can provide resources when you need them most.
Shepard Law is proud to serve clients at our location in Mecklenburg County and at our new location in Cabarrus County. Our attorneys are well-versed in local real estate laws and processes through years of professional experience in the Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC communities. When you hire Shepard Law to represent you in a real estate matter, we handle the bulk of the work behind the scenes in your county to ensure that all the legal requirements are met and all the money is collected and dispersed appropriately. Our legal team acts as a central line of communication for all parties involved in your real estate transaction. Shepard Law attorneys and staff regularly travel between offices for the convenience of our clients.
County wide issues can cause unexpected delays in your closing process if your attorney is unfamiliar with the court system in your area. County courthouses operate on different schedules and need to be monitored closely when scheduling your closing. In addition, Shepard Law attorneys are well connected in Charlotte and surrounding areas and these long term relationships with local professionals often come in handy when trying to expedite your closing process.
Title issues related to City of Charlotte liens and taxes can be difficult to navigate if your attorney is unfamiliar with the guidelines in this area. Shepard Law attorneys are well versed in the common (and sometimes hidden) issues that arise with liens and taxes in this area. Whenever possible, we look for any issues early on in the closing timeline to make every effort to avoid any delays as we get closer to your closing day.
Shepard Law will record your deed electronically, meaning that your new property will typically be transferred into your name the day you sign your closing documents. We take time of day into account when scheduling your closing, as electronic recordings are only accepted until 4:30 PM each day. Attorneys that don’t offer electronic closings run the risk of adding cost to their clients and can also be the cause for delays in transferring your home into your name after signing your closing documents.
An experienced real estate lawyer will be able to successfully navigate the system in a much shorter time than it would take someone unfamiliar with local and state procedures and with a smaller network of professionals. We have established rapport with a multitude of professionals in the Charlotte and Concord areas which allows us to smoothly walk you through your real estate transaction, tying up loose ends quickly and effectively.
In order to take out a mortgage on your property, the title to the property must be approved for a loan. We simplify this process for our clients by working directly with your lender to ensure the property title is clear of any issues and ready for loan approval. We also ensure all other lender requirements are met.
The closing process for cash buyers is significantly shorter, as it eliminates a lender from the equation. An attorney is still required in order to complete all the legal requirements, but the timeframe for closing is typically much shorter.
We work with you and your lender to streamline the process of refinancing your home loan. We ensure your title is approved for the new loan, and once all legal requirements are met, we facilitate the transition between the lenders.
Our experienced attorneys will work closely with you to gather the necessary paperwork and information for purchasing your dream home. We will help you secure a closing date and immediately grant you access to our online client portal, which is where you will submit all the documentation needed to prepare for your closing. The portal simplifies the process for our clients by keeping you on pace with deadlines and allowing you to easily communicate with our legal team.
We will run a title search, and if any red flags appear, we work on curing the defects associated with your property title. We will then order title insurance based on the results of the title search, and begin preparing the closing disclosures and other documents. We will also be working with the other parties involved to collect and distribute funds and complete specific lender requirements.
Lastly, we hand you the keys to your new dream home! On closing day, you will come into the office to sign all the documents. We will diligently ensure the remainder of the legal work is completed and the deed has been recorded. We streamline this process so that you can quickly arrive at the most fun and exciting destination of all- your new home.
Close on your home in the comfort of Shepard Law’s main office, which is located inside of a house in Concord, NC. You will have access to free parking just outside of our office. You can access the parking lot by pulling into our main driveway off of Poplar Tent Road and driving straight to the back area of the house.
Our Charlotte, NC office is located in University Area between I-85 and I-77. Our suite is on the first floor. Free parking is available in the parking lot surrounding the office building.
Shepard Law is passionate about helping clients complete the many steps and requirements that need to be undertaken in order to execute your home purchase, sale, or refinance on closing day. Our local experience and expertise will ensure an unforgettable experience on the journey to earning the keys to your new home. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your real estate transaction today.