Indianapolis Real Estate Lawyer
Hocker Law, LLC, helps clients with the issues related to purchase and sales of real estate throughout Indiana
Buying and selling a home, business or another property ranks near the top of some of the most important financial decisions people often make in their lives. That's why it's critical that documents involving such transactions conform to all applicable state and federal laws.
At Hocker Law, LLC, our attorneys are committed to providing people with exceptional service and legal advice about all real estate matters. Since 1993, people in Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana have turned to us due to our willingness to work hard for results in even the most difficult cases.
Our law firm's founder, Indiana real estate lawyer Janet Davis Hocker, as well as attorney Kathleen S. Crebo, have extensive experience dealing with a wide range of real estate cases. Our attorneys realize that land transactions often involve complex legal issues that can delay the process.
If you choose us to represent your interests, we vow to address these issues in a timely manner to avoid problems down the road. This is just one way we can help you with your real estate matter.
Attorney Janet Davis Hocker
Indianapolis Real Estate Lawyer
6626 E 75th St Suite 410
Indianapolis, IN 46250
If you have questions about Indiana real estate law, we have answers. Here are some questions that we are frequently asked about Indiana real estate law.
Why Hire a Real Estate Lawyer?
Sometimes more than one person believes they have a right to a particular piece of property. Other times, people are unable to sell land they purchased at a tax sale. When these situations occur, you need to prove you have the right to sell your land by filing a quiet title action. This is something a real estate attorney can do. Whether someone is asserting a right to your property, or if a lien is preventing your transaction from moving forward, a real estate lawyer can help.
What is a Closing?
A closing, or settlement, is the meeting during which ownership of the property is officially transferred from the seller to the buyer. The buyer and the seller, their attorneys, both real estate sales professionals, a representative of the lender and the closing agent typically attend the closing. The closing involves settling any open issues, balancing and verifying an often-complex closing statement and signing all documents necessary to complete the transaction.
What Is The Difference Between Estimated Value And Assessed Value?
There can be a big difference between the estimated value of a property and the assessed value of a property. The discrepancy can come into play when buying or selling a property. In general, Indiana bases its assessed value of a property based on the fair market value standard. As a result, the purchase price of a property is used to determine the assessed value of a property. Big differences between the estimated value and assessed value can occur, however, especially if improvements have been made to the property which are not reflected in the assessed value. This needs to be considered when buying or selling a property.
What types of real estate cases does Hocker Law, LLC handle?
There are so many different reasons why people choose to hire an attorney to deal with real estate matters. Two of the most common reasons why involve two of the most common types of real estate cases we handle at our law firm:
Both kinds of cases are serious legal matters, and both often require immediate attention from an experienced lawyer. We’re ready and eager to help you with all your legal needs.
What are other common real estate issues?
The following list includes some of the common issues we handle on behalf of clients at Hocker Law, LLC:
- For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
- Tax Sale Deeds
- Tax Sale Notices
- Land Sale Contracts
- Closing/property purchase representation
- Sheriff's Sales
How can an Indiana real estate attorney help me?
Having an experienced Indiana real estate lawyer on your side who has a comprehensive understanding of the law and extensive experience creating, amending and interpreting real estate documents can make a difference.
A knowledgeable real estate lawyer can make sure you're agreeing to an accurate, fair document that reflects your desired goals - without any hidden fees or unexpected clauses. Even the slightest difference in one word in a real estate document can make a big difference.
That's why it's important to meet with our law firm to review or create your prospective real estate transaction. We know what words to look for and how to clearly explain what such documents mean in plain English. We're eager to help you.
Don't see your question here? Call Hocker Law, LLC right now to find out how a real estate attorney in Indianapolis can help: (317) 578-1630. Our real estate attorneys Janet Davis Hocker and Kathleen S. Crebo will be on your side.