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Residential Real Estate

Brighton, Michigan Residential Real Estate Lawyers

When it comes to real estate, the phrase "out of sight, out of mind” is dangerous. At Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, we are well aware of the unseen factors involved with purchasing a home or other residential property. With decades of experience, we help our clients avoid 30-year-long headaches. We’ve helped many people buy and sell homes and residential real estate throughout Livingston County and Southeast Michigan, and we can help you achieve your goals too. Contact our residential real estate attorneys today.

Experienced Real Estate Attorneys Preserving Your Interests

Residential and commercial real estate transactions share many of the same essential concerns. Zoning and municipal laws and regulations may dictate limits on the use that can be made of property. Unpaid taxes or improvements may exist as lien obligations of any prior owner of the property. The need for an attorney who is skilled in avoiding surprises and working through unavoidable problems is critical. At Cooper & Riesterer, PLC in Brighton, we work to protect your rights and investment in your home, lake cabin, vacation home, hobby farm or other property. Our real estate attorneys represent buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, homeowners’ associations and other clients in a full range of residential real estate concerns, such as:

  • Real estate development and construction: such as project planning and the development of residential real estate tracts, obtaining government or municipal approval, maneuvering zoning ordinances, site acquisition and new building construction
  • Construction law and litigation: all construction law issues, such as new home construction, condominium construction, filing and enforcing construction liens (satisfactions and releases) and other construction issues
  • Condominium law: the firm’s condominium attorney has a wealth of knowledge in all issues surrounding condominium projects, including new condominium construction, condominium maintenance and condo conversions
  • Landlord/tenant: representing landlords or tenants in residential rentals and lease matters including the negotiation and drafting of leases, evictions and all other landlord/tenant issues
  • Purchase and sale: efficient and successful counsel through all aspects of the real estate transaction such as negotiating, preparing and reviewing purchase agreements and buy/sell contracts, obtaining bank loans, resolving boundary disputes, reviewing real estate title, due diligence inspections and closings
  • Homeowners’ association representation: The firm is aware of the many legal issues concerning homeowners’ associations and community associations. As such, we handle the preparation of all aspects of homeowners’ and community association documents, address disputes with members and assist with dues collection, including placing liens on individual units
  • Real estate investments: Serving individuals who want to make commercial and residential real estate investments through their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). We are experienced at handling these types of transactions and can help you avoid potential penalties.
  • Other residential real estate: We handle all civil litigation and appeals related to residential real estate.

Whether you’re new to this area and are seeking to purchase a home, you want to develop a tract of residential property or are converting property into a profitable condominium complex, speak with a residential real estate transactions lawyer at our firm first.

Contact us today.

The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state in a wide range of concerns. Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills and Southfield. Livingston County ▪ Washtenaw County ▪ Genesee County ▪ Oakland County ▪ Ingham County

Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103


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The law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provides skilled legal services and experienced counsel to clients in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. We focus our practice on saving our clients time and money by offering: sound legal advice; proactive counsel to avoid future disputes; and effective, efficient resolutions when disputes do arise.

Cooper & Riesterer, PLC
7900 Grand River Road
Brighton, Michigan 48114
T. 810.227.3103
F. 810.220.5968
info@crlaw.biz
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The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state and country in a wide range of concerns.
Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills and Southfield. Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County, Oakland County, Ingham County