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How much does it cost to transfer the title of land; 1 lawyer quoted $2000 to xfer title. Is this reasonable?

Whiteface, TX |
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The seller inherited the land (just 2 lots) and just wants the back taxes of $1000 paid. One lawyer quoted her $2000 to transfer the title. My parents paid only $139 to sell 2 lots in a nearby town. What is a reasonable amount for a lawyer to charge?

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Fees vary in different parts of the country. Your best way to get the answer is to get fee quotes from 3 lawyers in your area experienced in the matter at hand. That should give you a good idea. However, make sure they are experienced in this area of the law and that they have done plenty of these transactions.

Hope this helps.
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