Real Estate Matters!

Whatever you do regarding real estate - get it in writing. This way you avoid the he/said she/said thing which almost always makes things more complicated.

In real estate, we like to start with something called the statute of frauds. The statute of frauds states that a promise or agreement is not enforceable unless the promise or agreement, or a memorandum of it, is in writing and signed by the person to be charged with the promise or agreement or by someone lawfully authorized to sign for him.

Of course there are exceptions to the statute of frauds, but trust me, it's better if you get it in writing.

Real estate can be a good thing, or it can be a very stressful thing. That can all depend on how you handle the transaction you are in. In the end, it is buyer beware – so get an attorney to represent you. You can pay now, or later. And if it's later, it may be more costly than what you would have paid now. Remember, real estate matters!