Philadelphia Residential Real Estate Attorneys
Avallone Law Associates provides legal protection and comprehensive services to people buying or selling a home in the greater Philadelphia area. From negotiations and inspections to disclosures and closings, we can assist with all aspects of the transaction.
Representing Buyers and Sellers in Residential Property Transactions
Located in Philadelphia, our firm represents buyers and sellers in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Philadelphia counties, as well as neighboring counties of New Jersey. Whether you are a local resident or relocating to the Philadelphia area from out of state, our lawyers can help. Call for a free initial consultation at 215-253-3855.
Experienced Real Estate Closing Attorney
We represent any party in residential real estate sales or purchase, including single-family homes, town homes, condominium units, undeveloped lots. We can handle your contracts and closing with or without the involvement of a realtor. We also provide full turnkey operations in for sale by owner (FSBO) transactions.
Our comprehensive representation can include:
- Negotiating, drafting and reviewing sales contracts
- Reviewing inspection reports
- Reviewing seller disclosures
- Ordering title insurance
- Title examination
- Examining the deed and conveyancing
- Analyzing the settlement sheet
- Attending your home closing
Looking Out for Your Interests
With 40 years of experience and extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania real estate laws, Lawrence J. Avallone can address barriers to a smooth transaction and protect clients from later liability. He performs the thorough and essential review of any real estate contracts, clauses, and transactional documents. It is critically important that the mortgage contingency be properly drafted, in the event financing falls through. Home inspection contingencies regarding radon gas or defects are closely examined as well. Recent changes in the law put more burden on sellers to disclose any latent defects (water intrusion, electrical, plumbing, roof or structural problems). Without the required disclosure, you will face certain litigation. If a disclosure is provided, but a defect is not reported to the buyer, you can be sued for fraud. We represent both buyers and sellers in litigation over defects or breach of contract.
When our clients’ property faces eminent domain proceedings, they know they can turn to Avallone Law Associates to fight for their property rights. Our lawyers know the eminent domain landscape because their legal experience includes working at places like the Redevelopment Authority of the city of Philadelphia. Our lawyers know how to challenge condemnations, how to maximize a condemner’s just compensation and how to maximize relocation benefits.
In Pennsylvania, once a contract is signed, it cannot be “unsigned” and you may have no legal recourse if errors or issues arise. It is wise for a qualified real estate lawyer to review contracts before they are signed to allow for modifications to the deal.
In New Jersey, there is a three-day period in which to rescind a property contract. After signing a contract, individuals have 72 hours to have an attorney look over the contract and either confirm the signing or render the contract void.
Full-Service Philadelphia Real Estate Attorneys
Your residential real estate closing is conducted at our Philadelphia office. Contact Avallone Law Associates to arrange a free consultation (including evening and weekend appointments). Call 215-253-3855.