19 Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Buying or Selling Florida Real Estate

| April 15, 2014

In Florida, particularly South Florida, families want to own a home; retirees want to buy a condo or townhouse; investors from around the country and world want investment property, including rentals; and vacation homes in or near the water are a dream of almost everyone. For most buyers, the purchase of a home, condo, or […]

Florida Listing Contracts: Know Your Contract Between You and Your Florida Real Estate Agent and Broker

| February 25, 2014

Once you finally make the decision to sell your Florida home, (whether it’s a Miami oceanfront condo, a single family dwelling in a quiet neighborhood or a duplex, townhouse, or other type of house), you need to let world know by advertising it for sale, in both the local housing market and beyond, with the […]

When a Florida Real Estate Agent Does Something Wrong: Florida Realtors vs. Florida Real Estate Commission vs. Florida Fraud or Negligence Claim

| February 18, 2014

As the name suggests, the Florida Association of Realtors’ (“Florida Realtors”) membership primarily includes Florida real estate agents and brokers but it also includes other affiliated real estate related professions in the State of Florida (including, for example, appraisers, attorneys, banks/mortgage companies, home inspection companies and moving companies), and, as a result, it heralds itself […]

July 2014 Deadline for Older Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments – Small South Florida Banks and Credit Unions Increasingly Aggressive on Deficiency Collection Efforts

| December 10, 2013

According to the new Florida Fair Foreclosure legislation, the deadline for a bank to sue a defaulting home owner for the amount left on a mortgage after a foreclosure (the deficiency) was changed from 5 years to 1 year, regardless of when the cause of action accrued. (See our earlier post for details.) Before this […]

Happy Halloween from Sackrin & Tolchinsky!

| October 31, 2013

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