Melville, NY, Real Estate Lawyer

Schneider, Garrastegui, & Fedele, PLLC advocates for clients during each step of residential real estate closings.
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Real Estate Lawyer in Melville, NY

Buying and selling residential real estate is anything but a simple process. Each transaction is full of details that are easy for the untrained eye to miss, meaning you could enter into an unfair or unreasonable agreement. This is true, even if you take the time to read every word in the contract to ensure you absorb it all. Instead of taking the risk of doing it yourself, contact a Melville, NY, real estate lawyer for guidance.

Our firm helps people on both ends of the closing table. Whether you need assistance when buying or selling, we are here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our residential real estate legal services.

Real Estate Services

We can assist with every aspect of buying and selling real estate. For instance, our Melville, NY, real estate lawyer can:

  • Review the contract and any riders
  • Negotiate on the client’s behalf
  • Resolve issues before closing
  • Communicate with the other side’s lawyer, title company and bank
  • Prepare the paperwork for closing
  • Represent the client during the closing
  • Assist with refinancing

This is far from all the services we offer. Reach out to discuss your needs. Then our attorneys can formulate a plan to assist you with your real estate transaction.

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Why Choose Schneider, Garrastegui, & Fedele, Pllc?

  • Hyper-focused on Your Needs – While some firms dabble in numerous practice areas, we focus on elder law and real estate. Our limited scope of practice allows us to stay up-to-date and provide hyper-focused, client-centric legal services.
  • Highly Rated – Our firm has accumulated numerous 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp, and Avvo.
  • Two Locations to Serve You – Visit our fully staffed Class A office space in Melville, NY, or make an appointment at our satellite office in Hauppauge, NY.
  • Small Firm with Big Firm Assets – As a small firm, you can expect hands-on, customized service with us. At the same time, our assets are comparable to a much larger firm, so we have the resources to help clients of varying and even challenging needs.
  • Bilingual Support – With both English and Spanish-speaking staff and attorneys, you’ll feel at home at our firm.

Get Help With Real Estate Contracts

Real estate contracts are confusing if you aren’t well-versed in this area of the law. In fact, the contracts tend to be just as confusing with a second or third home purchase as they are with the first transaction. A Melville, NY, real estate lawyer will review the contract for you and make sure that you understand each component. Additionally, your attorney can negotiate different aspects of the contract.

You might be surprised by the number of items up for negotiation in a real estate contract. For instance, the contract likely has language regarding the home inspection. If the current contract states that you’ll pay for repairs, your attorney can negotiate to get the other person to pay. Your attorney can also negotiate the closing costs and even the timeline. Thus, contact an attorney to go over your contract before signing it. With a lawyer’s help, you can ensure that your interests are represented before signing on the dotted line.

Legal Assistance For Unique Situations

Sometimes, real estate transactions are especially complex. For instance, you might be buying a home that’s available via short sale or purchasing a house in New York while living in another state. Also, you’ll face some complex issues if the house is part of a divorce settlement or the property has significant structural problems.

These situations pose challenges to buyers and sellers, so it’s important to consult with a Melville, NY, real estate lawyer first. Your attorney will discuss your legal rights and obligations and ensure the contract meets all requirements. Regardless of the challenges the situation might pose, our firm is here to help.

Ensure Closing Goes Smoothly

Our Melville, NY, real estate lawyer will prepare all the documents and represent you at closing. It’s helpful to have an attorney at the closing to explain all the documents and ensure the contracts are in your best interest. Additionally, a lawyer can help if an unexpected issue arises during closing. For instance, your attorney can assist if you discover that there’s a lien on the property during closing. Your lawyer can even provide legal guidance if the other party decides to back out instead of finalizing the deal. Thus, contact our firm today to learn more about getting help during your residential real estate transaction.

Can You Back Out Of A Contract?

Have you already signed a purchase agreement, but you’re having second thoughts? Maybe you discovered a termite infestation or other issues that give you pause. First, consult with a Melville, NY, real estate lawyer to go over the terms of the contract. Your lawyer will explain your legal obligations based on the contract you signed. Depending on the language, you might even be able to get your earnest money back. Thus, it’s important to talk to a lawyer before backing out of a legal agreement.

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