Earnest Money Deposits – Is the Deposit in Dispute? – Is the Deposit Missing?

| July 22, 2014

  What is an Earnest Money Deposit? When a buyer decides to make an offer to buy a house or condo here in Florida, he/she presents to the Seller a signed Purchase and Sale Agreement, which is normally accompanied by a check demonstrating the buyer’s serious intent to purchase the property – that check is […]

What Do You Do When You Discover the Value of Your Property Isn’t What the Real Estate Agent Told You?

| July 15, 2014

Misrepresentation Of a Home’s Value For most of us, the most essential term in any Florida real estate transaction is the contract price: the amount the seller and the buyer agree on for purchasing the home, condo, or townhouse. Each side assumes that he (or she) has accurate information on what the property is worth […]

Are There Dangers with a Florida Real Estate Agent Representing Both Buyer and Seller?

| July 8, 2014

When someone in Florida wants to sell their home or condo, they (usually) hire a real estate agent to help them do so. When someone wants to buy residential real estate here in Florida, they do the same thing: they hire themselves a real estate agent. Which means, that in most situations there are two […]

Fraud by a Florida Real Estate Agent: Are You a Victim?

| June 17, 2014

Unfortunately, in Florida, fraud claims against real estate agents are common. Fraud claims against real estate professionals cover a variety of situations, but they all share a common characteristic: this was not just a mistake, the real estate agent has intentionally done something wrong. The intentional bad act by the real estate agent has hurt […]

Can You Sue a Florida Real Estate Agent for Fraud and Can You Recover Punitive Damages?

| May 27, 2014

In Florida, if you have been the victim of an unscrupulous real estate agent or broker, you can do two things: one, you can file an official complaint with Florida Real Estate Commission; and second, you can file a civil lawsuit seeking damages for the losses that you have incurred as a result of the […]

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