Property vs. Home Inspections; Which Do You Need?

Our firm believes that buyers benefit from having as many inspections done on their future home as possible before closing. The “home inspection” is the traditional inspection done on a home before the buyer officially closes on it. There is such a thing as a “property inspection,” but it is performed under different circumstances. This blog explains the basics of both types of inspections, as well as what buyers Read More

Is A Handwritten Will Valid In North Carolina?

Handwritten (also called “holographic”) wills are recognized in the state of North Carolina if they meet the following criteria: 1. The will is written entirely in the testator’s hand. This means that the entire document needs to be written by the person who is giving away their assets. 2. The will must be signed by the testator and contain the person’s name within the will in their own Read More

4 Tips For Holding a Successful Open House

Regardless of the prevailing wisdom of many real estate experts, there is always something to gain for agents and sellers during an open house. There is a good possibility that with enough follow up, a listing’s buyer will end up being someone who attends the event. To help optimize your upcoming open house, Thomas & Webber has compiled the following pieces of advice.  1. Give yourself enough time. Three Read More

MY MAIN PASSION BESIDES CLOSING REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IS…

As a real estate attorney, Ben handles a lot of closings, and if you want to win over his heart, strum up a conversation about football, more specifically LSU football. As an undergraduate and law school alumni of Louisiana State University, Ben has a strong connection to the LSU Tigers. So strong that now both of his kids are attending college at LSU as well. During football season, Ben tries to make it back Read More

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAKE NORMAN PIER PERMITS.

Pier Permits are one of the biggest issue we can run into when buying or selling property on Lake Norman. We decided to go to the source and once and for all understand what is needed with regards to pier permits and property on Lake Norman. So, when you are buying or selling property on Lake Norman that has a pier, the absolute first thing you should do is email Duke Energy at LakeServices@duke-energy.com to make Read More