Real Estate Transactions from A to Z


Re-Broadcast on May 29, 2018

CLE Credits earned: 1.5 GEN / 0.5 ETHICS

This webinar will provide a detailed understanding of every essential step in a real estate transaction and relieve you of the confusion in the process. Whether which of the field you are on- buyer, seller or lender, you will take away valuable information to ensure your client’s interests are protected throughout the real estate process.

This course is co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Structuring Real Estate Purchase Agreements to Avoid Unforeseen Consequences and Litigation
•   Analyzing Land Surveys: Obtaining an In-Depth Picture of Past and Present Uses
•   Title Insurance Issues
•   Handling the Closing: Critical Essentials for Smooth Transactions
•   Post-Closing Procedures: Tying Up Loose Ends

Date / Time: May 29, 2018

•  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Ray Garcia, Esq. is the senior attorney at the Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A. Mr. Garcia was born in Miami, Florida. Mr. Garcia is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D.). He has been admitted to the Florida Bar since 1997 and is a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. Mr. Garcia is also AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

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Section I. Structuring Real Estate Purchase Agreements to Avoid Unforeseen Consequences and Litigation
a) Due Diligence Considerations
b) Representations and Warranties
c) Covenants
d) Key Contingencies
e) Escrow Instructions and Closing Deliveries
f) Event-of-Default Provisions
g) Indemnities for Buyers and Sellers
h) Dispute Resolution Provisions

Section II. Analyzing Land Surveys: Obtaining an In-Depth Picture of Past and Present Uses
a) Confirming Access
b) Clues to Past Uses and Possible Issues
c) Overlaps, Encroachments and Setback Line Violations

Section III. Title Insurance Issues
a) Marketable Title
b) Reviewing and Negotiating Exceptions
c) Curing Title Defects Before Closing: Using Title Insurance Endorsements and Other Tools
d) Breaks in Chain of Title
e) Unresolved Probate Issues
f) Mortgage-Related Defects
g) Easements and Encroachments

Section IV. Handling the Closing: Critical Essentials for Smooth Transactions
a) Preparing Documents for Signing
b) Receipt and Handling Funds from all Parties
c) Deposits, Disbursements and Holdbacks
d) Reconciling Funds Received on the Settlement Statement
e) Resolving Last-Minute Issues at the Closing Table

Section V. Post-Closing Procedures: Tying Up Loose Ends
a) Final Recording Information or Certificate from Attorney
b) Releases of Pre-Existing Liens
c) Title Policy Preparation and Last-Minute Liens
d) Preparing and Returning the Closing Package to the Lender

Section VI. Ethical Considerations
a) Applying the Rules of Professional Conduct
b) Representations of Multiple Clients: Conflicts of Interest
c) Disclosure of Defects in Property