5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WITH FLORIDA CLOSINGS

| June 16, 2015

Here in South Florida, closings on residential real estate happen every day: condos are purchased for retirement homes and as investment rentals; homes in neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Palm Beach are sold to families that may be moving across town or from across the country. In Miami, there are lots of residential real […]

Inherited Property and Partition: When Your Brother or Sister or Other Heir Won’t Agree to the Sale

| May 19, 2015

In Florida, when a parent passes away owning real estate and they are the only owner or the only surviving owner, the property, whether it is the family home or the family vacation property, becomes part of the deceased parent’s probate estate.  In most circumstances, this means that the property can only be transferred to […]

Selling the House After a Florida Divorce: Is Partition the Answer?

| May 12, 2015

You live in Florida and you just got divorced. The two of you bought a house while you were married, which is usually the most valuable marital asset. The judge finalized your divorce, but ownership and how the home is to be disposed of wasn’t mentioned or adequately addressed in the settlement agreement or in […]

Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closings

| May 5, 2015

When you are buying a home here in South Florida, or you are trying to sell a house or condo somewhere in the Miami – Palm Beach – Fort Lauderdale area, there are certain things that are automatic in every residential transaction. The buyer makes an offer and the seller either counters or accepts. A […]

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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