NH winter scene. Photo: Jennifer Carroll

NH winter scene. Photo: Jennifer Carroll

Catalina Closing and Settlement Services, LLC (“Catalina Closings”) provides residential and commercial real estate conveyancing services throughout the State of New Hampshire.  We are a local, attorney-run and managed company with physical office locations in Epping and Portsmouth.  Our attorneys have several decades of experience practicing real estate and focus their own practices in this area of law.

Our attorneys are not only trained to identify title issues, but to resolve them when they do arise.  Catalina Closings provides its customers with the assurance and comfort of knowing that their title reports and documents have been reviewed by an attorney.  This distinguishes us from many other New Hampshire based title companies, who rely solely on paralegals to perform their conveyancing services.

As a company, we pride ourselves on our honesty, professionalism, and knowledge of real estate.  Working with Sellers, Buyers, Realtors and Lenders alike, Catalina Closings is committed to providing competitive pricing to its customers without sacrificing the quality of the services we provide.  Real estate transactions are inherently time-sensitive in nature.  By utilizing the most advanced technology at our disposal, we are able to operate with maximum efficiency and offer significant flexibility to our customers. 

The process of selling and buying real estate can seem unnecessarily daunting to the average person.  By being good communicators and making ourselves available to answer our customers’ questions on a daily basis, we are able to make the process feel less overwhelming.  Our overarching goal is to make the selling and buying process as seamless as possible. 

We thank you for visiting our website and learning more about who we are and what we do.  We hope you will choose our company to work with!

Sincerely,

Derek R. Durbin, Esq. & Scott W. LaPointe, Esq., Owners of Catalina Closings

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REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS: A FEW FAQ's

In NH, is there is tax on real estate transfers? 

If value has been exchanged for real estate, a transfer tax is imposed.  Generally, this tax is split 50/50 by the Seller and Buyer at the rate of $15.00 per each $1,000.00 of value paid ($7.50 per $1000.00 paid by Seller / $7.50 per $1000.00 paid by Buyer).

Who pays Catalina Closings’ fee at settlement? 

Unless an alternative arrangement has been negotiated in advance of closing, it is assumed that the Buyer pays the closing fee.

Who prepares the deed? 

If the Seller has their own attorney, the Seller’s attorney will typically prepare the deed and charge their client for this service at settlement.  If the Seller does not have their own attorney, Catalina Closings will prepare the deed and charge the Seller at settlement for this service.  In either situation, Catalina Closings must review and approve of the deed prepared prior to closing.

What is title insurance?  

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OUR OFFICE LOCATIONS

128 Main Street, Epping, NH 03042 (Primary Office & Mailing Address)

144 Washington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801