As your advisor, I always recommend hiring a real estate attorney to represent you in a real estate transaction because they can offer legal advice during the process where as a title company cannot. Here are a couple of the many options for settlement agents:
Shaheen Law, P.C.
Contact: Everett Gardner, Matt Vaughan, or Tim Freshly
Cowan Gates, P.C.
Contact: Heath Gates, Jr.
One of the first steps in purchasing a home is to speak with a lender to find out how much house you can afford and what loan program is right for you. There are many different programs available and you may be surprised to hear what they have to say! There is no cost and no obligation to you as a buyer to have the initial conversation. It will also save you a lot of time by knowing what your options are BEFORE you start looking for a specific home.
Lastly, if you do find that perfect home…you want to be ready to put an offer in before someone else does! The only way to do this is to have talked with a lender first!
Here are a couple of excellent mortgage lenders local to Richmond:
Will Ballentine (New Home Construction Specialist)
Trust Mortgage Corporation
Full Dinning guide: http://www.venturerichmond.com/resources/mapit.html
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-Can Can Brasserie — http://www.cancanbrasserie.com/
-Water Coastal Kitchen — http://www.watercoastalkitchen.com/
-Home Team Grill — http://www.hometeamgrill.com/
-Tobacco Company — http://www.thetobaccocompany.com/
-Franks Italian Restaurant — http://www.franksstonypoint.com/
-Mama Cucina — http://www.mama-cucina.com/
-5 Star Gyros & Subs — http://www.5stargyros.com
City of Richmond
Private (a few of many options)
Collegiate – http://www.collegiate-va.org/
St. Christopher – http://www.stchristophers.com/
St. Catherine – http://www.catherines.org
The Steward School – http://www.stewardschool.org/
School Ratings – www.greatschools.org