Are These 8 Real Estate Disclosures Protecting The Buyer Or Some Other Party?

| November 24, 2015

Here you are, a ready, willing and able buyer who has finally found that Florida condo, townhouse, or home of your dreams.  You are excited about closing the deal and moving into your new South Florida home. It’s a great time, no more spending hours conducting online searches and car rides with your real estate […]

Will Your Claim Survive A Summary Judgment Motion?

| October 27, 2015

Will Your Fraudulent Misrepresentation Claim About The Square Footage Of Your Home Survive A Motion For Summary Judgment? In Florida, after a plaintiff files a lawsuit (also known as a “complaint”), the defendant must file a formal response (called an “answer”) to the complaint. The plaintiff lays out his or her issues in the complaint, […]

Real Estate Brokers And Agents Must Be Licensed In Florida!

| October 20, 2015

Florida law requires that all real estate brokers and real estate agents not only get licensed by the State of Florida in order to do business here, but that they keep up those licenses with through continuing education. For example, there have been big changes this year with the new “TRID” rules. These are new […]

Do Sellers Have A Lot of Responsibility When They Sell Their Home?

| October 13, 2015

In most every real estate transaction in which a seller signs a Florida Realtors/Florida Bar Contract, the seller makes several representations and warranties to the buyer. Most sellers are unaware of these representations because all they see are 11-20 pages of pre-printed black text on white paper and the only real issue they care about […]

Do Walk-Throughs and Inspections Hurt a Misrepresentation Claim?

| October 6, 2015

More and more these days, Florida real estate buyers are purchasing a home or condo without personally stepping foot on the property. When this happens, the buyer usually relies on someone acting on their behalf (e.g., a friend or family member). Moreover, with the innovations of the internet virtual tours and real estate brokers offering […]