Real Estate Closings: Negotiating Closing Costs

| May 26, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Buying any home or condo in Florida, or any piece of residential real estate, means that the buyer and the seller must go through the “closing process,” which may be the only time, or one of the few times, that they have to go to a real estate closing. However, for the […]

Questions To Ask Before Buying a 55+ Condominium in Florida

| March 31, 2015

Retiring in South Florida is the dream for many Americans, and for those who do retire here in the MiamiDade – Broward – Palm Beach counties area, that often means moving into a beautiful condominium with beach access or ocean views. Condo living offers a great many advantages for retirees, and condominiums in our local […]

Liens on Your Florida Condo or Home: What are They and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

| March 3, 2015

Condo living is a different lifestyle here in Florida, one that lots of people enjoy. Sharing the responsibilities of lawn care and landscaping, pool upkeep, and more can free condo residents from chores they would have face if they lived in a single family home in the suburbs. However, living the Florida Condo life also […]

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

| February 24, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 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, […]

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. . […]

Rights of a Florida Condo Tenant

| February 3, 2015

Condo owners in Florida rent their condos to tenants all of the time. The lease period may be weeks, or months, or even years. As home owners, the condo unit owner has every right to lease his or her property to another should he or she choose to do so (as long as the owner […]

What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?

| January 20, 2015

Last Update: 02/10/16 It is not “buyer beware” in Florida for anyone looking to buy residential real estate. Florida home buyers are protected by specific laws passed by the Florida Legislature that force developers, realtors, real estate agents, and real estate brokers to reveal certain conditions about the property they intend to buy. Of course, […]

What Is A Condominium Termination In Florida?

| January 6, 2015

In Florida, condominiums are considered as legal entities, just like corporations, with Boards of Directors and owners and creditors. When you decide to buy a home in a Florida condominium, you are becoming part of this legal entity as one of its unit owners. This makes reading through all of the documents that create that […]

Security in Florida Condominiums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owners

| December 16, 2014

For many Florida condo owners, one of the main reasons why they chose to live in a condominium community instead of a single family home is because of the sense of greater security. There is safety in numbers, of course. Condominium associations as well as property managers have a responsibility to make sure that residents […]

When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?

| December 9, 2014

Florida condominium life is truly its own lifestyle. People move here from all over the nation and all over the world to enjoy our sunsets, our beaches, and our unique Florida activities. Many choose to live in one of the many Florida condominium communities, including the numerous condo towers that line the Florida coastline. However, […]

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