Florida Condos, Coops, TimeShares, HOAs, and CDDs: Know the Difference Before You Buy

| February 24, 2015

In Florida, there are different types of home ownership recognized by the Florida Legislature other than the traditional single family home. Florida laws recognize five different alternatives that anyone considering buying residential real estate in Florida, for their vacation home, their retirement home, or an investment property, needs to know. (And, yes, the real estate […]

55+ Condo Living in Florida: Senior Condos and Adult Condo Communities

| February 10, 2015

South Florida is famous as a retirement paradise, and many of our local condominiums exist to meet the needs and lifestyles of those enjoying a retirement lifestyle. There are countless “55 Plus Communities” here in the Broward County and in the Miami-Dade area, where “most” of the residents are age 55 years or older. . […]

Construction Defects in Florida: Florida Statutes Chapter 558 and the KB Home Nightmare at the Willowbrook Condos

| November 19, 2013

Construction defects are infamous here in Florida — particularly as a result of the building frenzy a few years back when the Florida construction industry enjoyed a heyday. Back then, there were some unscrupulous builders who thought it was good business to cut corners and maximize profits. Today, those builders are finding out that the […]

FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LIENS: BANKS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES THAT MAY COME AFTER YOUR FLORIDA CONDO OR FLORIDA HOME IN A FORECLOSURE LAWSUIT

| September 17, 2013

It’s sad but true that when someone gets behind on their home mortgage payment, all too often they are falling behind on other debts, too. Property taxes may not be paid on time, or at all. Payments to contractors who built the addition or put in the swimming pool may become delinquent. Assessments to municipalities […]

Renting a Florida Condo? What Should You Be Aware of in that Form Lease? Does it Reflect New Florida Landlord Tenant Laws Effective in 2013?

| September 6, 2013

For anyone wanting to rent a Florida condo or any Florida condominium owner thinking about leasing out their Florida condo as an investment, it’s important to know there have been changes to Florida landlord – tenant law that became effective this summer (effective on July 1, 2013) which may impact your decision to lease as […]

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