Harrisburg, South Dakota Real Estate Lawyers

Rapid City, SD Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(605) 719-5830 353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57701
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Environmental
Stockholm, SD Real Estate Law Attorney
(605) 676-2565 47296 159th St
Stockholm, SD 57264
Real Estate and IP
Lemmon, SD Real Estate Law Lawyer
(605) 374-5840 906 2nd Ave W
Lemmon, SD 57638
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Rapid City, SD Real Estate Law Attorney
(605) 342-0853 3516 Woodle Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
Real Estate, IP and Patents
Winner, SD Real Estate Law Lawyer
(605) 842-1676 501 S Main St
Winner, SD 57580
Real Estate and Estate Planning
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.

Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.