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. […]

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 […]

Defects Discovered in the Home After Closing: What Can a Buyer Do?

| July 29, 2014

There are all kinds of problems with their new home that buyers may discover after they’ve left the closing table and moved into their new home or condo. Home defects can be found in brand new homes that have just been built.  Problems can also be discovered in homes that have been around for awhile, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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