The act of buying or selling a home can be one of life’s major events, and also one of its most challenging. The procedures for buying, selling, and even refinancing a home are often complex to the point of confusion. Our firm specializes in reducing any possible headaches and helping you reach your goal. Our office works closely with banks, accountants, realtors and the other professionals necessary to complete your real estate transaction.
We search titles with great care, and will help you obtain title insurance so that your single largest investment is protected. Our attorneys are approved with multiple title insurance companies, including First American Title Insurance, Chicago Title Insurance, Conestoga Title Insurance, and Fidelity National Title Insurance. We are experienced in both residential and commercial real estate. We are also knowledgeable about the recent regulatory changes that make the process even more complicated. From the beginning of the process to the close of the deal, we will protect your interests while achieving the desired result.
Brian T. Cagle
Jeffrey C. Youngs
Starting July 1, 2016, everyone transferring real estate in Crawford County will have to follow the recently passed Uniform Parcel Identifier Ordinance. A uniform parcel identifier (UPI) is a number assigned to a parcel of real estate. In Crawford County, … Continue reading
In the four years prior to 2008, banks began giving mortgage loans to higher-risk borrowers, sometimes without considering whether the borrower could repay the loan at all. Some banks used unfair loan repayment terms, variable interest rates, balloon payments, inflated … Continue reading
Oil and Gas owners beware! Northwest Pennsylvania is the target of several large gas development companies, including Range Resources and Shell. Owners of gas rights are being approached by “land men” who seek to lease the oil, gas and mineral … Continue reading
The purchase of real estate should in every case include examination of the title to the property. When a bank mortgage will be used to obtain purchase money, the bank will require a title search. Where the purchaser has the … Continue reading
Millions of dollars are changing hands from oil and gas developers to landowners in Pennsylvania. Advance planning for succession can drastically reduce the taxation and costs of passing wealth to the next generation.