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Holtzschue on Real Estate Contracts and Closings (3rd Edition)

 by Karl B. Holtzschue
 
 Copyright: 2007-2015
 Last Updated: April 2015

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  • ISBN Number: 9781402408861
  • Page Count: 510
  • Number of Volumes: 1
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“A terrific one-stop resource for practitioners at all levels of experience for drafting and evaluation of contract provisions.”
– Matthew J. Leeds, Bryan Cave, LLP

“Indispensable to the newcomer and seasoned practitioner alike.”
– Benjamin Weinstock, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

Distilling more than thirty years of transactional experience into one savvy, plain-English treatise, Holtzschue on Real Estate Contracts and Closings provides thorough legal, technical, and strategic guidance to help you implement dispute-free commercial and residential deals more quickly and easily.

Holtzschue on Real Estate Contracts and Closings clearly explains the governing law and customary industry practices to ensure that you know how to prepare for a sale or purchase of real estate, including how to:

  • Deal with the appropriate documents, tax issues, and brokers
  • Draft and negotiate the contract, with the help of numerous labor-saving sample forms that speed the process
  • Prepare for the closing, including the documents and scheduling details
  • Close the sale, including delivering and reviewing deeds and other paperwork, and dealing with insurance policies, tax documents, and closing checks

Included are checklists for sellers’ and purchasers’ attorneys that ensure all key steps are taken, as well as highlighted tips that underscore important transactional issues.

Holtzschue on Real Estate Contracts and Closings is an invaluable handbook for real estate attorneys and general practitioners handling real estate deals, as well as an important reference for brokers, title insurers, and inspectors.

  Table of Contents
  Preface to the Third Edition
  Introduction
  Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Chapter 4: The Closing
  • § 4:1 : Representing the Seller4-2
    • § 4:1.1 : Deliver Deed and Other Closing Documents4-2
    • § 4:1.2 : Deliver Closing Letters from Existing Mortgagees4-4
    • § 4:1.3 : Deliver Affidavit to Title Company4-5
    • § 4:1.4 : Deliver Transfer Tax Documents and Payments4-5
    • § 4:1.5 : Deliver Keys4-6
    • § 4:1.6 : Pick Up Closing Checks4-6
    • § 4:1.7 : Pick Up Executed Purchase Money Note and Mortgage4-7
    • § 4:1.8 : Pick Up Fire and Liability Insurance Policy4-9
    • § 4:1.9 : Deliver Condominium Documents4-9
    • § 4:1.10 : Complete Other Closing Checklist Requirements4-9
    • § 4:1.11 : Designate Person to File IRS Closing Report4-10
  • § 4:2 : Representing the Purchaser4-12
    • § 4:2.1 : Review Deed and Other Closing Documents4-12
    • § 4:2.2 : Deliver Note, Mortgage, and Other Loan Documents4-13
    • § 4:2.3 : Deliver Fire and Liability Insurance Policies4-19
    • § 4:2.4 : Have Title Report Marked and Redated4-19
    • § 4:2.5 : Have Transfer Tax Documents Signed and Delivered4-20
    • § 4:2.6 : File Miscellaneous Reports4-21
    • § 4:2.7 : Deliver Closing Checks4-21
    • § 4:2.8 : Pick Up Keys4-22
    • § 4:2.9 : Pick Up Condominium Documents4-22
    • § 4:2.10 : Complete Other Closing Checklist Requirements4-22
    • § 4:2.11 : Designate Person to File IRS Closing Report4-23
  • § 4:3 : After the Closing4-24
    • § 4:3.1 : Representing the Seller4-24
    • § 4:3.2 : Representing the Purchaser4-24
  Table of Authorities
  Index

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