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Northeastern Pennsylvania Real Estate Attorney


The real estate practice at the law office of Joseph P. McDonald Jr., Esq., P.C., focuses on providing comprehensive service to Pennsylvania clients with a broad range of needs. We are dedicated to representing and protecting our clients’ interests and we do so by providing clients with individual and focused attention.

For advice regarding your real estate matter, contact us today. We represent clients throughout Monroe County and the surrounding areas.

Commercial And Residential Transactions

Our firm handles both commercial and residential real estate matters. If you are buying or selling a home, business or other property, we can assist you. We have experience in office buildings, investment properties, apartment buildings and single-family homes.

Helping Clients See The Big Picture

Early planning. Our firm provides valuable real estate services designed to address all aspects of your real estate transaction. At the outset, we review agreements of sale before you sign. We look at financing, zoning, inspections as part of our due diligence. We seek to prevent our clients from buying something they ultimately will not want or from losing their deposit if the deal falls through.

Taxes and assessments. Tax consequences are an important topic to fully address prior to entering into any real estate deal. Monroe County real estate lawyer Joseph McDonald Jr. has more than 25 years of experience and is equipped to counsel clients on how their real estate decisions will impact taxes and finances.

Zoning. We have handled both sides of zoning issues over the years. Mr. McDonald has represented zoning boards since 1989, as well as private landowner clients. Our goal regarding zoning concerns in real estate is to help our clients avoid appearing before the zoning board. We have worked within all 20 municipalities in Monroe County and are very knowledgeable regarding the various local ordinances. It is essential to work with a lawyer who understands the various laws and the difference between uses permitted as of right and uses that require special relief or variances.

Short-term vacation rentals. We understand the fine balance between the rights of private land owners and the public interest to preserve the integrity of our neighborhoods. As Pennsylvania law about short-term vacation rentals continues to develop, we continue to be at the forefront and can help our clients to navigate the complex, fast-changing legalities involved. We represent homeowners, rental property owners, developers and other parties who wish to include their real estate in the short-term vacation rental market via services like Airbnb and HomeAway. Prior to purchasing a property with the intent to use it for short-term leasing, prior to signing anything binding, we encourage you to discuss this matter with us.

Short sales. These types of transactions are often necessary when a property owner owes more than the property is worth. If you are contemplating signing a short sale contingency, consult with us first. We will explain the process to you and give you the information you need to decide whether this type of transaction is best for you.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Tax Assessment Lawyer | Joseph P. McDonald Jr., Esq., P.C.

To schedule an appointment with attorney Joseph McDonald, Jr., call our office toll free at 800-646-9739. You can also contact us online. Our office is conveniently located in Stroudsburg. Parking is available in the front and rear of the building.