See the difference with our closing process – in person or online, we can do it your way with our custom approach

Why Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney?

Currently, under North Carolina law, only a licensed attorney can perform real estate closings. The process of buying or selling a house can be complex. There are many things happening at once, lots of different parties involved, and typically very large amounts of money at stake.

Between contract negotiations, financing, inspections, and repairs, the entire process is exhausting! The title to the property must be thoroughly examined for any outstanding liens or other matters, transferred from the seller to the buyer at closing, and all parties to the transaction must be paid.

It is vital to have an attorney perform these functions to ensure that they are done correctly and in compliance with current law and best practice standards.


We know that you have a TON of stuff to keep track of when trying to buy or sell a house – that’s why we have developed a streamlined process to get you from contract signing to closing. Simply log into our DIXONLAWFIRM LIVE website, where you can log in to your personalized account, and we will send you everything you need for your closing. Documents, appointment reminders, messages, and all of your documents after closing, too, for up to three years. You can even send us questions there, too. If you’re not a fan of technology and prefer to come on over in person, no problem! We love meeting our clients and are happy to do things on paper, just come on by and see us. 

Dixon Law Firm is approved by all major title underwriters in North Carolina to assist you with your residential or commercial real estate needs. Call us at 252-541-3100.

How much does a real estate closing cost at Dixon Law Firm?

Loan Closing- Residential

Cash Closing

$275 hourly
Commercial Closings

Purchase Closing

Full Title Search – 30+ years

Full Lien Search

Tax Proration and analysis

Escrow of Funds

Preparation of Settlement Statement

Closing and Settlement

Title Update Prior to Recording

Recording of Deed

Recording of Deed of Trust (loan closing only)

Overnights to Lender (loan closing only)

Disbursement of funds to all parties

Final Title policy

Electronic File storage

$275/Seller Documents

$275-500/Seller Documents and Contract Preparation in FOR SALE BY OWNER 

Basic Package

North Carolina General Warranty Deed OR North Carolina Special Warranty Deed

Seller Closing Disclosure or HUD-1

Owner Affidavits

1099-S Statement

NCLTA Affidavits


Refinance/Line of Credit

Full Title Search – 30+ years

Full Lien Search

Tax Proration and analysis

Escrow of Funds

Preparation of Closing Disclosure

Closing and Review of Loan Documents

Title Update Prior to Recording

Recording of Deed of Trust

Overnights to Lender (as applicable)

Disbursement of funds to all parties

Final Title policy

Electronic File storage

How long does it take to do a real estate closing?

Once we receive your contract, we can typically perform a title search in 7-10 days. If there is a problem with the title, we will let you know as soon as possible in order to avoid any delays. After the title work is complete and we have received all of the invoices to be paid out at closing, we can prepare the settlement statement or closing disclosure.

We will then coordinate your closing date with the lender. The entire process typically takes 2-4 weeks for a cash closing, and 3-6 weeks for a loan closing, depending on a number of factors. If you have a question about your specific closing, please give us a call and we can give you a more specific estimate.

There are also many things you can do to help speed up the process, and we would be delighted to talk with you and let you know how to make the process go smoothly and quickly.

Contact Dixon Law Firm
for Your Real Estate Legal Needs

Your Consult

935 Roanoke Avenue
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, USA

Call: 252-541-3100

Fax: 252-557-0447

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