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Maryland-Based Residential Real Estate Law Firm

The Residential Settlement Practice Group provides you with skilled, experienced and reassuring assistance through the Residential Real Estate Settlements Attorneys in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DCentire settlement process.  Our settlement team understands that purchasing and refinancing a home are the largest financial transactions most people are ever involved in­ and that can easily create stress and anxiety.  We are here to help before, during and after closing.

Our settlement attorneys include Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, past and present Chairs of the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Real Estate Section, and some of the most experienced real estate attorneys in the area, including the Managing Shareholder of Shulman Rogers.  Our settlement paralegals are also among the most highly regarded settlement professionals in the area.

Settlement attorney services include:

  • Ensuring that the terms of the contract or loan commitment are followed and accurately reflected in the final settlement documents. 
  • Researching the land records and reviewing the property title to be certain all liens, mortgages, judgments, and other legal matters are properly addressed prior to settlement.  
  • Reviewing the survey to be certain any encroachments, easements or other survey matters are properly addressed prior to settlement. 
  • Acting as escrow agent and making sure that all of the money being distributed in the transaction is properly allocated. 
  • Preparing the deed, HUD-1 Settlement Statement and other settlement documents. 
  • Supervising the execution of the settlement documents and conducting the closing. 
  • Transferring and recording the property in the land records. 
  • Acting as a title insurance agent, issuing title insurance to owners and lenders. 

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May 19, 2017: Did you know about Front Foot Benefit Charges?

April 28, 2017: Did you know that Ocwen Financial Corporation is in trouble with the CFPB?

April 14, 2017: Did you know Montgomery County passed a new Landlord-Tenant Law?

March 10, 2017: Did you know about Maryland Withholding Requirements?

March 3, 2017: Did you know that two bills are pending in the Maryland General Assembly which would increase the recording fees for deeds in Maryland?

February 17, 2017: Did you know that the CFPB is still aggressively prosecuting RESPA violations?

January 27, 2017: Did you know that a settlement agent providing a free home warranty may be illegally rebating title insurance?

December 21, 2016: Recent Changes to Laws Affecting Real Estate

November 11, 2016: Did you know one of the most significant new laws passed by The Maryland General Assembly became effective on October 1, 2016, amending Section 14-116(a) and (b) of the Real Property Article of the Maryland Code?

October 4, 2016: Did you know that prior to the sale of any single family home in Montgomery County, the home must be tested for radon?

September 23, 2016: Did you know the Residential Agency Law Changes on October 1, 2016?

September 19, 2016: Real Estate Continuing Education Classes Now Offered at Shulman Rogers

September 14, 2016: James E. Savitz Joins Shulman Rogers