real estate closing
08
Sep

The Real Estate Transaction, Part III: Closing and Beyond

Part I of this short series on real estate transactions covered the property title. Part II looked at title insurance. Both set the stage for a smooth closing, which is how this real estate series wraps up. Wynn at Law, LLC takes on five roles for the client – homebuyer or seller – during the...
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10
Aug

The Real Estate Transaction, Part II: Title Insurance

.Part I of this short series on real estate transactions (read it here) talked about the title to the property. We saved title insurance for Part II. It’s its own animal. Title insurance protects the buyer and the mortgage lender in the event a future problem is found with the title. Having an experienced Wisconsin...
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18
Jul

The real estate transaction, Part I: The property title

When a legal issue arises out of a real estate transaction, it often involves the title. Wynn at Law, LLC won’t let you go to closing without a title in good order or “clean title”, regardless of whether you’re the seller or the buyer about to get the title. Backtracking a little bit… the title...
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05
Oct

Check your beneficiaries lately?

Wynn at Law LLC always encourages estate planning clients to check who they’ve elected as beneficiaries of their accounts and policies. Not all assets are distributed by or through a will. Some accounts, such as retirement funds and life insurance policies, let owners name beneficiaries for that particular asset. Here are a couple of examples...
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21
Sep

Despite the waning of foreclosures, it is still ‘Buyer Beware’

There are two particular situations when we encourage Wynn at Law, LLC real estate clients to do as much home-buying due diligence as possible: Foreclosures and Relocations.
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07
Sep

Skipping the real estate inspection can be costly

Wynn at Law, LLC knows the cost of a real estate inspection may seem a little bit steep with all the other closing expenses to bear, but it’s well worth it in the end. The cost will vary based on the size of the house, but between $300 and $500 is a good estimate in Walworth...
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24
Aug

Remember the safe deposit box

Estate planning clients often give much thought to avoiding probate (see related article). Wynn at Law LLC helps jog your memory to make certain you haven’t ‘forgotten’ an asset that would trigger probate. A common one forgotten, as an example, is the safe deposit box. Yes, banks still have them in the vault. In fact,...
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17
Aug

Home builder contracts should reflect your interests

Touring builders’ model homes can be intoxicating. They’re so flawless with very feature you’ve imagined into your dream home. Wynn at Law LLC knows the exhilaration because we’ve been on the same tours of spec properties. Before you rush into the builder’s agreement – which undoubtedly will reflect their best interests first – here are...
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10
Aug

Transfer on Death Deeds eliminate probate

When any of Wynn at Law LLC’s clients own real property in Wisconsin, we look at a Transfer on Death Deed (commonly called a TOD Deed or a TODD) to see if it is a suitable fit for their estate plan. It can sometimes wipe out the need to go to probate court, which is...
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