Full Service Counsel for Home Buyers and Sellers
Hazleton, Pennsylvania Residential Real Estate Attorneys
By having an attorney handle your residential real estate transaction, you will have peace of mind that you are not signing away your rights or heading for legal trouble down the road. At Gillespie, Miscavige & Ferdinand, LLC in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, our lawyers can help you protect your investment and achieve a smooth exchange.
Full Service Residential Real Estate Firm
Our residential real estate lawyers provide full service legal representation for buyers and sellers in Luzerne, Carbon, Schuylkill, Monroe, Columbia, and surrounding counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We can assist in every aspect of the transaction, including:
- Negotiation of purchase price and closing costs
- Preparing or reviewing the purchase agreement
- Providing or reviewing seller's required disclosures
- Title search and title insurance
- Real estate closing
With over 30 years of experience, attorney Joe Ferdinandhas closed thousands of residential transactions, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, mortgage refinancing, and For Sale by Owner (FSBO). He can anticipate potential problems and draft legally sound documents compliant with Pennsylvania law.
Title Insurance: Why You Should Hire a Lawyer
In many cases, buyers are required to obtain title insurance in any Pennsylvania residential transaction. This protects both the seller and buyer by verifying the property is marketable and free from liens or encumbrances. Gillespie, Miscavige & Ferdinand, LLC owns an independent title company, Pocono Anthracite Abstract Co., which underwrites title insurance for Fidelity National Title.
Don't let a real estate agent convince you that you don't need a lawyer. The schedule of rates for title insurance is set by the state—thus you will not pay more by hiring an attorney to research your property.
For more information or to arrange a consultation about a real estate transaction, contact our Hazleton office at (570) 213-7961, or toll-free at (888) 493-4887. From negotiation to closing, we can handle your entire deal.