Our goal is to be more responsive and cost effective than larger real estate firms who typically require large retainers. We understand the local real estate market and have a proven track record of success. We have been involved in countless hearings, mediations, arbitrations and trials representing developers, real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lenders, brokers, and contractors.

houseReal Estate Transactions and Disputes

We have dealt with hundreds of real estate transactions and disputes, giving us the knowledge and the experience to navigate the complexities of the residential real estate purchase process and its aftermath. In Oregon and Washington, you do not have to use a real estate agent if you are buying or selling your residential property, and PDX Law Group has substantial experience with drafting the necessary contracts and assisting with the closing of the transaction in situations such as where a buyer and seller have already found each other. We also have significant experience working with investors on structuring complex deals, such as land-sale contracts, owner-carry contracts, and option agreements.

We also handle matters concerning property title and adverse possession claims; quiet title; fraud disputes; undisclosed dual agency, misrepresentations on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) listings, transaction and closing disputes, and encumbrances or liens that may prevent the sale of a property. We make every effort to settle property disputes out of the courtroom, but when opposing parties are unable to settle a disagreement directly, litigation is often necessary. Our goal is to find the right solution for you, whether it be via settlement emails mediation, arbitration, hearing, trial or appeal.

Seller Non Disclosure Issues

Finding out that the former owner of your home failed to disclose something about an unresolved problem, an intentionally hidden condition, or poorly completed repair can be very frustrating and even more expensive. A seller must affirmatively disclose to the buyer, in writing, any all known facts that materially affect the value or desirability of the property. If a seller fails to disclose issues to a buyer, there may be legal recourse available against the former owner or others. PDX Law Group has successfully resolved cases against dishonest sellers and realtors who failed to perform their duties. PDX Law will aggressively advocate on your behalf and utilize assistance from its network of qualified experts to prove your legal claim. We will work diligently to help you resolve non-disclosure issues so that you can be made whole and satisfied with your investment.

We understand the importance of achieving your litigation objectives in a prompt and cost-effective manner. We therefore do everything we can to resolve your dispute on favorable terms through negotiation when possible. If your real estate problem cannot be worked out informally, we bring substantial experience to any mediation or arbitration setting.

Homeowner Association (HOA) Disputes

We assist homeowners who disagree with a special assessment their HOA has made against their property. Additionally, we handle matters involving disputes over covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), whether you have been accused of a violation or if you believe not enough is being done to enforce the CC&Rs against other homeowners.

Encumbrance and Title Issues

When reviewing a preliminary title report on a property you intend to purchase, you may find that there are existing deeds of trust, easements, encumbrances, and other restrictions recorded against the property. In other situations, title may not have been properly transferred after the death of a co-owner. Depending on the type of encumbrance, it may be advisable to have the encumbrance removed from title before purchasing the property to avoid potential liability.

Our office has experience working closely with title officers in removing such encumbrances from title, and we can assist you in reviewing the preliminary title report for your property and clearing title before close of escrow.

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Foreclosure Defense

All too often, homeowners find themselves unable to continue to pay their monthly mortgage. Common reasons include property depreciation, job loss, and divorce. We carefully review your case and help you decide the most appropriate course of action based on your individual situation such as:

  • Litigation
  • Forbearance
  • Loan Modification
  • Short Sale
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Please call us today for a free 30-minute consultation if you are facing foreclosure.

PDX Law Group has significant experience in handling foreclosure issues, having handled over 500 such cases in the past 10 years.