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. . […]

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 […]

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, […]

How Can Florida Condo Owners Boot a Bad Condo Manager?

| November 18, 2014

Most large Florida condominiums are overseen by property management companies that are hired by the Association to handle the day to day operations for the condominium. (Small Florida condo associations usually have an individual condo manager to manage the property.) Either way, a good condo manager is adept at handling all sorts of things, from […]