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Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, P.A.
For Initial Consultation 866.461.1591
Practice Areas Real Estate

Mississippi Real Estate Attorneys Protect your Interests from Offer Through Closing and Beyond

Advising you on real estate transactions

Buying a house is a major part of the American Dream. It is also a legal transaction, subject to federal, state and local regulations. During such a significant transaction, the counsel of an experienced real estate attorney can help to ensure that every step of the process goes smoothly.

Whether you are the buyer or the seller, and whether the property is residential or commercial, the real estate attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick can protect you from mistakes that might lead to litigation or cost you money.

Protecting your interests with real estate contracts

At the center of every real estate deal is the contract. When your real estate agent gives you a stack of documents full of complicated language you don’t understand, you need a real estate attorney you can trust to review the contract before you sign it. A good attorney will explain the terms of the contract and make sure you understand all the provisions before you sign it, because whether you understand them or not, you will be obligated to adhere to those terms once you have signed.

Most real estate contracts contain boilerplate language that the real estate agent cobbles together for each transaction. If you want to amend the contract in any way, your agent will most likely not be qualified to draft the language. A real estate attorney who is well-versed in the intricacies of contract law will make sure that the contract and any amendments comport with the law and your wishes. We can help you with all the details of real estate contracts, including:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Purchase agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • For sale by owner contracts

Handling all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions in Mississippi

We work with real estate brokers, developers, contractors, homeowners associations, appraisers and inspectors, providing experienced counsel for residential and commercial projects. Our lead real estate attorney, Halsey Cumbest, is prepared to consult with you on the legal issues related to real estate transactions. If you are buying or selling buildings or land, negotiating a lease, developing a subdivision, or dealing with zoning and land use issues, he has the knowledge, experience and resources to advise you and protect your interests.

What is involved with closing?

After you select the property, get it inspected, secure financing and make a purchase offer, the last thing to accomplish is the closing. All the parties to the transaction agree on a date for the closing once a firm offer has been accepted. The closing involves these key actions, overseen or conducted by an attorney:

  1. The buyer delivers a check for what remains on the purchase price of the house.
  2. The seller signs the deed over and gives the buyer the keys.
  3. The lawyer registers the deed with the county or local registry office.
  4. The seller receives a check for the proceeds of the sale, minus the closing costs and mortgage payments.

When it comes to making as significant an investment as a real estate deal requires, you want to make sure you have someone on your side who will make sure that all aspects of the deal are in order and that the agreeement meets all your requirements before you sign anything. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we have been serving the people of Mississippi for more than 50 years. Our clients think enough of our personalized service to refer us to their friends who need an attorney. We are dedicated to providing clients quality legal services with a personal touch.

Contact a trusted real estate attorney to discuss your deal today

Whether it is a residential or commercial transaction, our real estate attorneys can represent you. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we are committed to being your trusted resource for legal services. Contact us online or call us at 866.461.1591 for a confidential consultation.