Real Estate
Why do I need a Law Firm for Title Work?
In some states you use a Title Company to sell a home or refinance a mortgage.  In West Virginia, a lawyer is usually involved in this process, either performing the search or directly supervising the people who do.  So if you are from out-of-state - think of us as your Title Company for West Virginia.  We do title searches, write title insurance through Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, prepare settlement statements, and act as your escrow agent for the closing.

Title Searches
We perform title searches for residential and commercial sales and refinancing to make sure that the current owner does not have any liens against the property.  Currently we offer searches in the area around Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia, including Kanawha, Putnam, Cabell, Boone, Jackson, Raleigh, and Logan Counties.  We can work in other areas upon request.

We can close cash deals and bank financed transactions - receiving funds by wire or check, and disbursing all payments as required.  We have closed deals for BB&T, SunTrust, Chase, Quicken Loans, and many other institutions.  If we are not on their "approved list" you can still request us and we can do your deal for you.  If you are not using a bank - we can still close your deal.

Tax Sale Searches
There are two kinds of tax sales in West Virginia -the "Sheriff's Sale" held each November in every county and an "Auditor's Sale" held from time to time.  If you make the winning bid on a property you will need to perform a title search before you can get a deed to the property.  John has performed over a thousand tax sale searches and can help you do everything you need after the sale.  We perform tax sale searches at the statutory rate - currently $300 for Sheriff's Sale searches.  This is a somewhat complicated area of real estate law, so feel free to call John with questions. 

Deeds, Wills and Other Documents
We can prepare deeds, notes and deeds of trust (mortgages) and land contracts (rent to own agreements), as well as wills, powers of attorney, sales contracts and other legal documents.  Call us and we can probably help you.

1506 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 346-5646

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