Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South LLP is located in the old historic 1900′s courthouse/post office building at 501 Broad Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This historic property was originally constructed and deeded to the United States of America on February 15, 1907 by the Masons Lake Charles Lodge. In 1912 the US Post Office and Courthouse took occupancy and remained until the new Post Office/Courthouse complex was built and dedicated on Moss Street in 1958.
The Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South LLP law firm has invested in restoring this beautiful building to its 1900 grandeur. Walking through this building is like stepping back in time and the restoration process was careful to replicate and restore the original wood, plaster, beadwork, right down to the 1908 drawings of the carved Judge’s bench. The Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South LLP office building is on the registrar of National and Historic places and during it’s restoration was monitored by the US Department of Interior through the State of Louisiana, Division of Historic Preservation.
I am here in this beautiful building often for my Lake Charles real estate closings and the Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South LLP real estate attorneys and closing agents always make my clients feel special. The closing process is a pleasure and the staff keeps an open line of communication during the transaction keeping everyone informed. Its a great feeling to have confidence and security knowing that all documents will be recorded in a timely manner and handled with professionalism.
I recently had a, real estate closing at Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South LLP where it became necessary to have the real estate attorney step in and review contractual obligations with the seller and the seller’s agent (I represented the buyer). My buyer’s were very impressed with the attorney’s prompt response and the way the problem was handled. Needless to say, the attorney pointed out contractual law to all parties involved and we did in fact close!
What to expect when you close on your Lake Charles Home
Your loan officer will notify you when you have final loan approval for your home purchase. The last step in your home buying process is getting to the finish line at the closing table. The loan officer will notify the closing agent at the title company that you are “clear to close”. All parties will be contacted to coordinate a time and date to sign the deed documents which will be filed at the courthouse transferring ownership.
Prior to closing the Buyer may also conduct the final walk thru of the house with their Realtor. The Final Walk through is the opportunity for the Buyer to review the house again and inspect repairs that were made during the inspection period and to make sure there has been no damage to the house. If a home has been vacant anything can happen, there could be a broken pipe, water leak, broken window etc. that no one may realize. The final walk through is the chance for the Buyer to make sure that the house is still in the same condition as it was when the Buyer entered into contract.
As a home buyer you will also sign your loan documents at closing and your mortgage is also filed at the courthouse. As buyer, you will be informed of the amount you need to bring to closing in the form of a certified check made out to the title company. This amount usually represents your down payment and any out of pocket closing costs incurred. You will also be asked to bring your driver’s license as a form of ID. In the closing the closing agent will go over the HUD statement and your loan document package. Once you have completed all the paperwork you receive the keys and documents to your new home!
With so many variables involved in a closing, there can be last minute delays that extend the date of a closing. Many times this is due to the loan documents being delayed. The lender can require last minute conditions prior to issuing a clear to close. Buyers and sellers should have a plan in place should a delay occur so they do not end up temporarily homeless! You should time your move to coincide with your closing date.
Lake Charles Real Estate Closings mean there has been a successful conclusion to the purchase of a new home and usually a happy event.
Copyright 2012© Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592
Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s
4410 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA USA 70605