Closing on Florida Real Estate: Buyer’s Documents at Closing

| April 14, 2015

At the closing table for the purchase of a home or condo here in South Florida, buyers, both native to Florida as well as those who have recently moved here, or out of state residents purchasing a vacation home, will have lots of paperwork to sign. Buyers are often surprised at how much they have […]

Closing a Florida Residential Real Estate Transaction

| April 7, 2015

The event where a Florida condominium or single family home changes hands, where ownership of the property goes from the seller to the buyer, is called the “closing” or the “closing of the transaction.” When the buyer leaves the closing table, he or she leaves with keys to the front door; the remote for the […]

When Is a Florida Real Estate Agent or Broker Guilty of the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

| March 24, 2015

Buying or selling a home or condominium here in South Florida involves lots of paperwork, much of it legal documents like contracts with the real estate agent or broker (a listing agreement); as well as sales contracts, deeds, title searches and title commitments, disclosures and more. In fact, almost every kind of Florida real estate […]

Listing Agreements: Are All Florida Real Estate Broker Contracts The Same?

| March 10, 2015

When you decide to sell your Florida home or condo (or other residential real estate), one of the first steps you may take is finding a real estate broker to help you get the property sold. In the Miami and Broward County areas, there are lots of real estate agents working hard for local, state-wide, […]

Is Your Real Estate Agent Guilty of Discrimination?

| February 17, 2015

Real estate agents in Florida can do bad things that hurt both home buyers and sellers in serious ways. A buyer may end up with ugly surprises in her new home: things like hidden defects (e.g., mold) that was not disclosed prior to closing. The seller may be thwarted from selling their condo or townhouse […]

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