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Eric's Complicated Real Estate Transaction

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Eric and his children in front of their Florida home

A native of Seminole, Eric grew up in the house that his father built in 1974. He later moved out, married and started his own family in Largo. When his father passed away last year, his mother wanted a smaller home. Meanwhile, with two young daughters, Eric’s family was growing and needing a larger home. That’s when he and his mother decided it would be mutually beneficial to swap homes. Not a big deal, right?

Eric started with internet searches, then called title companies who told him they did not handle such transactions, and real estate attorneys who, according to Eric, “didn’t have the time to talk about it. It was as if the transaction sounded just uninteresting. They just didn’t want to deal with it.”

Then Eric found Seminole Title Company, an affiliated company founded in 1993 by attorneys Dennis R. DeLoach Jr. and Peter T. Hofstra, the founders of DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. STC’s David Ver Woert referred Eric to real estate paralegal Karen Snyder at the law firm. Karen took Eric’s information, worked with Mr. Hofstra on several options, and called Eric back the same day.

“They went out of their way to seek the most cost-effective way to complete the transaction. Karen followed up on every question we had. The transaction went quickly, smoothly and problem free. Karen and the other staff members were professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.”

Everyone is now settled in their “new” homes and Eric’s daughters will grow up in the home designed by their grandfather. Eric’s growth chart is still on the door jamb so his daughters can see how they “measure up” to their father when he was their age. They can look out the same windows and play in the same backyard their father did. So after tirelessly trying to deal with other law firms and title companies, this story had a happy ending for the entire family once they found the help they needed with our firms.

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