Watch Out for Unlicensed Real Estate Agents in Florida

| September 16, 2014

Be careful not to be the victim of an unlicensed real estate agent or real estate broker when buying or selling Florida real estate.    Real estate transactions that are based upon mistakes or fraud can cause serious harm to buyers and sellers — accordingly, the Florida real estate industry is heavily regulated — this […]

What is the Real Value of Your Florida Home? – Breaking the Rules to Get a Deal Closed

| September 9, 2014

  The Importance of Real Estate Appraisals It’s basic, if you want to buy a home in Florida with a mortgage, you need an appraisal of the property (you also need one if you want to refinance your mortgage). Appraisals are formal documents containing an expert analysis of the market value of the real estate. […]

Home Inspectors and Real Estate Agents in Florida: Buyer Beware

| August 26, 2014

For many home buyers in South Florida, finding that right house or condo to buy is an exciting moment. Some houses sound great on paper or look fabulous on online, but when you do a walk-through, the place just isn’t right. You keep looking until you find the property that you want to buy. Most […]

Property Disclosure Statements: Duty to Reveal Hazards in Florida Must Be Disclosed to Home Buyers

| August 19, 2014

Most sellers and buyers of residential real estate here in Florida depend upon their real estate agents to help them through the process. For buyers, it’s making sure that they have all the information that they need to make an informed purchase. For sellers, it’s relying upon their agent to know what must be shared […]

Does a Home Buyer Have a Claim Because They Weren’t Told About a Problem with Their Home?

| August 5, 2014

What Type of Property Conditions Must Be Disclosed to Florida Home Buyers (And What Can Be Kept Hidden) Under Florida Law? Under Florida law, a buyer can sue for damages, and  even rescind a transaction, where a seller or real estate agent doesn’t reveal a material problem with the home prior to purchase.  Unfortunately, there are […]

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