Real Estate Law

Have Real Estate Law Questions? Ask a Real Estate Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Real Estate Law

We are selling a 1/2 lot with a building storage building on

Customer Question
the property in Harris County, Texas. The...
We are selling a 1/2 lot with a building storage building on the property
in Harris County, Texas.
The property is free and clear of liens.
The sale will be a cash sale.
What forms are required from the owner?
What is required from the buyer?
Is it required that the current owner pay taxes due to date of sale?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
7/26/2016
Real Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 38,724
Experience: 17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years
Verified

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question.

.

If the buyer is not going through a bank, then there just needs to be a signed purchase contract between seller and buyer stating the property description, price, and any terms.

.

Then the owner will need to have a deed prepared by a local real estate attorney or title/closing company for the property to transfer it from them as the Grantor over to the buyer as the Grantee.

.

Any taxes that are due are normally prorated up to the date of closing with the seller being liable for any taxes up to the point that the closing occurs. Any taxes that accrue later are the responsibility of the buyer. So if it is a calendar tax year, seller is liable for half the year and buyer for half the year if the property is sold July 1.

.

But any delinquent taxes need to be paid so that the title can be transferred clear of any liens.

.

Buyer should also pay a title company to run a title search to make sure that the title is clear and there are no outstanding liens or mortgages or other encumbrances on it like tax liens, judgment liens, child support liens, etc.

.

And seller should require certified funds from a bank for the purchase price and not take a personal check.

.

As an aside, I used to be a closing attorney for 4 different lenders...

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
This does answer my questions.
Thank you
Real Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

You are very welcome. Glad to help any time..

.

If you feel your original question and any related follow ups have been answered, I would very much appreciate a positive rating on the answer I have provided as that is the only way I receive credit for my work. If you have a new question the JustAnswer folks require that you start a new question page, but you can request me by putting "For Barrister" in the caption and they will get it to me.

.

.

thanks much

Barrister

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 38,724
38,724 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

5,436 satisfied customers

17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

38,724 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,657 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

7,367 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,207 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,899 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
When it comes to profitability on Real Estate, I'd like to
Hi,When it comes to profitability on Real Estate, I'd like to know what is the profitability coefficient (like how many % of the full price of the property I can charge as rent in case I decide to ren… read more
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
JD
1,131 satisfied customers
I am looking for a cancellation of contract for real estate
I am looking for a cancellation of contract for real estate form … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,996 satisfied customers
In 1999 I got a tax lien loan, I paid off a tax lien on
Hello My Name is*****: Where is the property located? Customer: In 1999 I got a tax lien loan, I paid off a tax lien on three lots 282,284.285 in 2005, But the release of lien only has lot 284,285. Th… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
38,724 satisfied customers
A real estate contract states that if financing can not be
A real estate contract states that if financing can not be obtained within the stated time frame, the contract is null and void. If financing can be obtained at a future date, can this contact be rein… read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,039 satisfied customers
My real estate agent and i completed a real estate
my real estate agent and i completed a real estate transaction back in November of 2007. there has been a problem with the transaction and i would like to take her to small claims court. however, i wa… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
Are you a Real Estate Attorney? California. My partner and
My partner and bought a home we had for 22 years he is not on Title and I… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,657 satisfied customers
Real estate question. NC. Mortgage. Need to know if fha pr
need to know if fha pr va loans will allow for spring water instead of well… read more
N.Brown ESQ
N.Brown ESQ
Juris Doctorate
11 satisfied customers
In commercial Ohio real estate is their such an agreement as
In commercial Ohio real estate is their such an agreement as a NNN lease that is also a land contract installment which offers some type of equity ownership during or after the lease terms ?… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Looking for a Real Estate Lawyer to come out and talk with
Looking for a Real Estate Lawyer to come out and talk with our community about HOA. The builder of our homes just turn over everything to the community with really explaining anything. We are look for… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
If I'm a mortgage banker, can I own a real estate brokerage
If I'm a mortgage banker, can I own a real estate brokerage and have my agents use me as their preferred lender? … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,996 satisfied customers
I have a real estate question related to Florida Real Estate
I have a real estate question related to Florida Real Estate law. … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
27,509 satisfied customers
I signed a real estate contract today for the sale of a
I signed a real estate contract today for the sale of a townhouse (I am seller) to a person with whom I had an agreement to purchase on-contract. I realized after signing that when the attorney wrote … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
27,509 satisfied customers
Was wondering if SC calculates gains on real estate sales
Hi, was wondering if SC calculates gains on real estate sales the same as the US tax code? … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,367 satisfied customers
Real estate law I'm the seller i signed real estate contract
Real estate law I'm the seller i signed real estate contract now i dont want to sell I initialed the contract instead of signing the sale price was illegible so the seller sent an amendment for me to … read more
Damien Bosco
Damien Bosco
2,998 satisfied customers
It is not a real estate problem it is about a person that
it is not a real estate problem it is about a person that was evicted and nowher to go … read more
Damien Bosco
Damien Bosco
2,998 satisfied customers
I have a Reverse Mortgage and became behind on real estate
I have a Reverse Mortgage and became behind on real estate taxes. I entered into an installment agreement with Riverside County, which my lender ignored and paid in full with the County. Now the Lende… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,657 satisfied customers
Texas real estate lawyer: Texas Real Estate Title Question
Texas Real Estate Title Question1. H&W hold title JT WROS to a single family home. Their homestead which has been designated by Harris County as their homestead. 2. County allowed Over 65 exemption in addition to homestead exemption since 20133. Large judgment against H only in favor of federal govt was filed in 2000 or 2001 in Harris County4. Title history: a. H&W married since 1990 b. Property purchased by W only in 2003 and homestead exemption in effect in W's name only from 2004 to 2013 c. A “bogus” (wife never signed it) warranty deed was recorded in 2012 purportedly transferring title to homestead from W to H&W JTWROS.5. W is now 62 and H is 776. Does judgment against H only create a title objection if H&W want to obtain a mortgage or sell the house?7. If H deeds property “back” to W does judgment “go away” as a title exception?8. If H dies before W, does the judgment “go away” as a title exception allowing W to sell property?9. Assuming the answer to # 7 is no, then can W file a lawsuit in District court to have the bogus deed stricken/declared null and void? If so, what is the name of the lawsuit, i.e. an action to strike a deed or set aside or _____?10. In such a lawsuit would H be the only defendant necessary?11. Once it is filed, to save time can H file a consent to entry of a judgment declaring the bogus deed null & void?Thank you. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,367 satisfied customers
Real Estate Sheriff Sale in Ohio. If the sale is initiated
Real Estate Sheriff Sale in Ohio. If the sale is initiated due to back real estate taxes ( tax lien forclosing) does this clear an mortgages or other lein holders? My understanding is that real estate… read more
KJL LAW
KJL LAW
Juris Doctorate
1,626 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x