Whether you are purchasing or selling residential or commercial property or find yourself in need of any other areas of our practice, you can count on the Law Offices of Laura C. Browne to guide you and be there every step of the way.


We believe in straight forward, legal advice for our clients. What makes a great law firm in our opinion, is the level of expertise, integrity, finesse and persistence in getting the job done. Our experience helps us to provide quality legal service and counseling to our clients. In today's market, you need someone you can rely on and trust; someone you can feel comfortable with. My firm strives to provide the highest level of professionalism no matter what your situation. With over 20 years of real estate experience, I can help to guide you.

My firm offers the following services for your convenience:

REAL ESTATE

We are well-versed in handling all types of real estate transactions and contract negotiations, which allows us to help guide you through the real estate process and assist you in making the right decision for you and your family. Our extensive background and experience in working with title issues, allows us to analyze and resolve your problem quickly and efficiently. We handle all aspects of residential, condominium and cooperative apartment purchases and sales. We also handle commercial and business transactions.


SHORT SALES

Have you found yourself in an unfortunate situation where you are trying to sell your home but owe more money to your lender than what your property is worth? If you find yourself in a situation where your offers are lower than the amount owed to the bank, a short-sale may be an option for you. Our firm has extensive experience in handling short sale negotiations.


LEASES

Whether you are a landlord and need to rent an apartment in your multi-family home or commercial property or if you are a tenant looking to rent, we can assist in preparing, negotiating and reviewing leases. A well-drafted lease can make all the difference in minimizing legal risks. We are here to help.


LIFE ESTATES

Are you thinking about giving your house to a child(children) but want to make sure you can still remain in the home while you are alive? If that is the case, a life estate may be something you want to explore. We are here to discuss and determine whether or not this strategy would be beneficial to you and your family. If so, we will make certain the paperwork is properly drafted and executed.


WILLS, LIVING WILLS, HEALTH CARE PROXIES AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Do you have personal or real property that you want to make sure goes to the right person when you are no longer with us? Do you need to designate a loved one to help pay bills or make phone calls on your behalf? Have you verbally told a loved one what your wishes are if you are in the hospital and cannot make decisions on your own regarding your health? Having the correct documents in place before you need them will ensure your loved ones can help you when the time comes. We are here to assist you in making the right decision on what documents you need in order to carryout your wishes.


REVERSE MORTGAGES

You may have a traditional mortgage with monthly payments, for the life of the loan. If you need to tap into your home’s equity and are atleast 62 years of age, a reverse mortgage may make sense for you. As this may not be the best option for everyone, you should consult with a real estate attorney who can help connect you with a reputable reverse mortgage specialist.


TAX GRIEVANCES

Are you paying too much for your taxes? You may be able to have your real estate taxes reduced, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars annually. You should consult with a real estate attorney to perform a preliminary search on eligibility and connect you with a tax grievance specialist.

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