Residential Real Estate
We represent individuals, businesses and other entities in the purchase and sale of all types of real property. Contacting DeFilippo FIRST before you buy or sell can be beneficial. Using the bank’s attorney may not be in YOUR best interest - or the quickest way. We are there for you throughout the whole process, not just at the closing.
Negotiation of the contract
Preparing and reviewing title documents
Working with the various parties to resolve title issues
Preparation, coordination and appearance at closing
Final accounting to client
With a short consultation, it is our goal that after you have made the decision to buy or sell real estate you will have the knowledge to enter the real estate market and be able to do so comfortably, without fear of being taken advantage of.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome
Being able to provide your realtor all information necessary for a successful home purchase.
Know what you want in a contract so that when your realtor writes the contract it is written to protect your interests, and have realistic timetables.
We work with many local banks.
We can help you be as prepared as possible before you meet with a bank to obtain financing.
Properties that are for sale by owner present unique circumstances.
Unfortunately, many SELLERS and BUYERS make their first call to a:
Your first call should be to: The DeFilippo Law Firm, P.L.L.C. 607-734-8175
We will work with you every step of the way!
We can help you avoid these situations and try to resolve many of the common issues that cause unnecessary delay when selling your home.
Fence and driveway boundary line issues.
Ancient mortgages that have not been discharged properly.
Obtain an inspection on your own to provide to sellers.
Most inspectors are willing to inspect your home and help you determine defects that will concern a buyer.
Provide you with a clean report to provide to buyers once you have made identified repairs. This can often reduce days of negotiations and weeks of delays while waiting for a buyer to obtain an inspection and estimates of repairs.
In our experience, a half hour to hour consultation at our office gives you the greatest advantage when dealing with real estate. Our fee for this consultation is $150.00. However, we will credit you the sum of $75.00 at closing towards our fee. We believe the $75.00 you spend in the beginning will save you time and money in the end.
The total legal cost to you depends on what you would like us to do. The smallest expense usually represents a seller with no title issues. More complex transactions will incur additional expense.
If you are a prospective purchaser, there are several practical questions you should ask yourself before buying a home:
Keep in mind that the price of the home itself is just one of many costs involved. Here is a partial list of some of the more common costs for buyers:
Taxes and municipal fees: often including, but not limited to these:
City or Village Taxes
Water and Sewer Charge
Closing Costs which often include the following:
Filing Transfer Tax Report
Prorated Tax Payments to Sellers
Purchase of Title Insurance
Mortgage Tax Bank Fees
Tax Escrows Which Lender Requires to be paid in advance
Abstract or abstract update costs
Costs to file documents necessary to convey property