2000 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Suite 250, San Mateo, CA 94403-1271 • Phone 650-341-2900
Providing Litigation, planning and transactional services

Knowledgeable Attorneys Handle Property Acquisitions and Short Sales

Helping clients in the Bay Area acquire residential and commercial real estate

At Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP, we help business and land developers obtain property as cost effectively as possible. Throughout Northern California, we have developed a reputation for providing responsive, knowledgeable and effective legal guidance. Since 1978, we have relied on a team-oriented approach — you receive the dedicated support of attorneys with more than 135 years of combined experience. Whether you are seeking to buy a business, bare land or another type of property, our San Francisco lawyers are here to provide you with trusted advice and professional guidance.

Types of acquisitions that we handle

Regardless of whether you are seeking to acquire land for personal use, business purposes or investment reasons, our San Mateo lawyers can provide you with knowledgeable advice. From understanding zoning laws to negotiating short sales, we have extensive experience in handling all aspects of business and real estate law.

Some of the common acquisition methods that we handle include:

  • Negotiated sale with seller: If you are purchasing a piece of property directly from the seller, you can greatly benefit from the counsel of an attorney. The attorney can review the buyer’s contract to ensure your best interests.
  • Short sale: Acquiring property through a short sale can be a great bargain for the buyer. However, short sale properties are often in declining markets and are sold “as is.” Our savvy lawyers in San Francisco can evaluate a property that you are considering and help you close the deal in a cost-effective and timely manner.

San Francisco real estate transfer tax

Real estate transfer taxes are taxes imposed on the state, county and municipal level on the transfer of real property. The standard transfer tax in the state of California is $1.10 per $1,000 of the sales price. However, certain cities within California have their own transfer tax rate. Upon retaining the services of Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP, our attorneys can immediately review the location of the property you are interested in buying to determine the transfer tax rate.

Experienced real estate lawyers serving Northern California

At Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP, our goal is to provide you with sound legal guidance so you can confidently acquire land or property for your business or for personal use. Our practice is concentrated in San Mateo County and San Francisco, but we also represent clients in the Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Peninsula and throughout Northern California. Conveniently located at the intersection of Route 92 and U.S. 101, we offer evening and weekend appointments as needed. For a complimentary consultation, contact us today at (650) 341-2900 or leave a brief message on our contact page.

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Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP
2000 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Suite 250
San Mateo, CA, 94403-1271 USA