Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Professional: Claims for Negligent or Unintentional Misrepresentation

| July 28, 2015

Have You Been Harmed? Negligent misrepresentation by a real estate agent or broker can also be described as an unintentional misrepresentation; where the agent or real estate broker communicates something that is not accurate or true, but they are not doing so knowingly. In these situations, the real estate professional does not mean to deceive […]

How to Get a Refund of Your Security Deposit from the Landlord When Renting a Home or Apartment

| July 21, 2015

When you rent an apartment or condo here in Florida, normally the landlord will require that you give a security deposit before you can move into your new home. This is pretty much standard operating procedure for rentals; most tenants know they will have to hand over several hundred dollars (or a month’s rent) when […]

Three Common Issues With Mortgage Financing and Florida Residential Closings

| July 7, 2015

In South Florida, most residential real estate closings involve a buyer obtaining a home loan to finance the purchase.  When the homeowner obtains a mortgage he or she gives the bank a lien on the property until that loan is paid in full. This mortgage also gives the lender the right to have the homeowner […]

What Happens When a Seller Defaults on a Residential Sales Contract in Florida?

| June 30, 2015

What happens when a seller defaults on a real estate contract? It is true that in many residential real estate transactions, it is the buyer that has second thoughts about buying that home or condo and tries to find a way to back out of the deal. However, that’s not always the case; sellers often […]

Closing on Florida Real Estate: Seller’s Documents at Closing

| June 23, 2015

Selling your home or condo here in South Florida means marketing your residential property either by yourself (”For Sale by Owner”) or through a real estate broker to find a buyer who has the financial means (cash or mortgage loan) to pay for it. Depending upon the housing market, selling your condo, townhouse, or single […]

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