Tag: power of attorney

What to do when the home seller has dementia?

A Power of Attorney allows a person with dementia ("the principal") to name another individual ("the agent" or "attorney-in-fact") to make financial and other decisions when the person with dementia is no longer able.  As with any Power of...

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Not all Power of Attorney documents created equal

The topic of "Power of Attorney" comes up pretty frequently in our office. On an almost daily occurrence, clients ask whether or not a Power of Attorney is sufficient for a client’s upcoming real estate settlement.   Or, at the 11th hour...

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Using Power of Attorney? Think again

Fannie Mae recently issued new restrictions on the use of power of attorney (see bulletin details). As a result, these new restrictions will apply to virtually every real estate transaction.  One important restriction is that if you are doing...

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Info buyers should know for settlement

Info buyers should know for settlement Please review the following information regarding your upcoming settlement. If you have questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail or by calling 202.362.1500.

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Tips for out-of-town buyers at settlement

Please keep in mind that attending settlement is always the best solution, but we understand that sometimes a situation might arise where you will be out of town on the closing date. If you are the buyer and, you cannot attend settlement,...

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5 quick tips for home sellers

[Editor’s note: Fannie Mae recently issued new restrictions on use of Power of Attorney. Please read this article and contact our office with any questions.] If you must use Power of Attorney, please contact our office. You have...

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What about me? I’m the seller!

[Editor’s note: Fannie Mae recently issued new restrictions on use of Power of Attorney. Please read this article and contact our office with any questions.] If you must use Power of Attorney, please contact our office. Almost...

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