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Real Estate FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions in Real Estate Law

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, you probably have a number of concerns. A knowledgeable attorney can help you avoid the many pitfalls of real estate. Garcia & Gurney A Law Corporation has compiled the following list of frequently asked questions for your benefit:

What special risks are there in a commercial real estate transaction?

Commercial property can have a number of a liens and title problems. Also, you can run into zoning issues or possibly environmental problems with your land or real estate. In commercial real estate, buyers and sellers are not protected under consumer protection laws. A litigation lawyer at Garcia & Gurney A Law Corporation can help you review a property before purchase so you can proceed with confidence.

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What can a real estate attorney do for me?

You have a real estate broker — so why do you need a real estate attorney? In commercial real estate, many things can go wrong. If you proceed without a lawyer, you may wind up in a lawsuit and require the services of an attorney later. Hiring an attorney before proceeding with a purchase or sale can help prevent unforeseen conflicts. Ultimately, he or she can help you make any type of real estate transaction conclude more smoothly.

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What are the differences between commercial and residential real estate deals?

The basic concept is the same in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. However, commercial real estate often involves much more risk and liability, and a greater chance of litigation. Also, commercial real estate varies greatly based on the nature of the business or industry. With commercial real estate, it is up to you as the buyer to perform due diligence or to retain the services of an attorney in Pleasanton who can do so for you.

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Garcia & Gurney A Law Corporation is focused on helping you make an informed decision in regards to your next real estate endeavor. For help with a real estate deal, labor, employment or other business law matter, contact us today by phone at 925-468-0400 or online.

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