Real estate

Residential real estate

Buying or selling a home is the most significant financial transaction that many individuals undertake in their lifetime. While this can be an exciting time, without the proper legal guidance, the process can be frustrating, overwhelming and more expensive than necessary. 

Even if there are no obvious disagreements between the Buyer and Seller, it is advisable for each party to enter into real estate transactions with one’s own attorney who can help steer them away from common pitfalls and facilitate a smooth transfer of property..

We represent buyers, sellers and financial institutions in various real estate matters ranging from drafting a purchase and sale contract to obtaining the final title insurance policy.

  • Real estate sales transactions
  • Closings
  • Construction contracts
  • Leases
  • Mortgage-based financing transactions

Assist with the following residential and commercial real estate issues

  • Land use
  • Easements
  • Zoning
  • Permit appeals
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Foreclosures
  • Property tax protests (tax certiorari)
  • Breach of contract
  • Buyer-seller disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes

As a licensed real estate broker at MICHAEL JAMES REALTY, Michael Larson works as a buyer’s agent and assists buyers / purchasers with locating their dream apartments and homes in New York City and surrounding areas.   On these real estate brokerage transactions, we work with an experienced outside real estate law firm to handle these particular contract matters and closings. In addition, we have a close working relationship with The Judicial Title Company to handle your real estate title needs and work with reputable mortgage companies shall you elect to finance. 

We specialize in assisting buyers from other countries around the world seeking to purchase apartments in New York City and homes in the Hamptons and we have bilingual staff assistants (Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese) to help you seven days a week.  Please use contact form to discuss your real estate needs.

Real Estate Brokerage Standard Operating Procedures.

  1. Prospective clients must show identification prior to receiving services. 
  2. An exclusive broker agreement is not required prior to receiving services.   
  3. Pre-approval for a mortgage loan is not required prior to receiving services.