Residential Real Estate

A law firm experienced in residential real estate transactions and title matters is indispensable for buying or selling a house because there is always the potential for miscommunications during negotiations and title issues, either of which cost much more to litigate than hiring an attorney during the contract, and closing stage.

Badeaux and Associates has represented over one thousand clients who were purchasing or selling real estate. The attorneys at the firm review or draft the sales contract prepared by the real estate agent. The attorneys assist the parties with the questions that arise between the initial contract and the closing such as inspection reports, low appraisals and title issues. The attorneys review the buyer’s closing documents, and settlement statement which total 75-90 pages. We advise the clients on the content of the documents and review the settlement statements for accuracy. Because so many calculations are involved, especially from the buyer’s side who has closing costs, it is common for Badeaux and Associates to discover that the parties were inadvertently overcharged.

What We Offer

Residential Real Estate

  • Draft, review and negotiate documents for purchase and sell of home
  • Review of house closing documents
  • Draft “for sale by owner” documentation
  • Advice on title disputes
  • Draft deeds between family members

What Makes Us Unique?

Badeaux and Associates has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating the earnest money contracts between buyers and sellers of houses. Badeaux and Associates is uniquely qualified to represent individuals and companies who are buying or selling real estate because the senior attorney, Badeaux, drafted hundreds of loan documents for banks and savings and loans for 3 years, before she began her own law firm in Clear Lake in 1986. She knows what provisions to look for in the loan documents to protect buyers. Additionally, Badeaux adds unique experience to the firm because she worked as a title examiner and an escrow officer at Stewart Title; therefore the firm is intimately familiar with and can advise sellers and buyers on the title company’s role in the transactions and documentation it asks the parties to sign.

For frequently asked questions about buying or selling real estate, visit these pages:
FAQs for Residential Real Estate
FAQs for Commercial Real Estate

Feel free to contact us at: 281-486-4737