What to know about Mechanic's and Materialman's Liens

Friday, January 8th, 2016

When you’re buying or selling a home there are many hurdles that can trip up a transaction.   We like to keep you up to date on issues like these to make your buying and selling experience less scary.  One of those issues are liens and here’s what you need to know about Mechanic’s and […]

Four Tips for Resolving Issues with Alleys and Driveways

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

We’ve discussed alley issues on this site before on a post here focusing on abandoned alleys.  In Atlanta there is plenty of opportunity to pop up with issues involving driveways and alleys as property lines haven’t always been respected. So this subject is worth another visit.  And when we’re discussing alleys and driveways we turn […]

What do I do About my Neighbor's Fence?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

      So you’ve bought a home or are thinking of buying one.  But your not sure about your or your neighbor’s fence.  Is that my fence or my neighbor’s?  Who’s responsible for it’s maintenance?  How do I find out if it’s on my property or not?  We’ve got the answers here at Bottomley […]

Is it Important to Get a Survey?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Oh, you bet it is….how do you know where that new fence will go?  Is there a sewer line running under your new house? These and plenty of other potential problems can be headed off or at least discovered prior to causing you a problem.  Here’s a great article about surveys from the always great […]

Think before you Frack !

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

    Fracking has been all over the news lately because of energy and environmental issues.   But our focus here is real estate and we just found a great read about how drilling (really any drilling) or mining can affect your property.  In Pennsylvania they’re starting to deal with those issues now.  For instance some sellers […]

My neighbors fence is on my property. Now what ?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

What do I do if my neighbors fence is on my property?  We run into problems like this all the time in real estate.  Fortunately my closing attorney, Kati Heller of McManamy, McLeod and Heller has provided us with some great information when dealing with these issues.      Implications of Building Line Encroachments     […]