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 […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Real Estate Agents Are Sued?

| March 13, 2014

It seems like real estate agents are still making the same mistakes year after year despite all of the free information made available by professional and regulatory real estate organizations throughout the country. Here is an old, but still relevant, article from the National Association of Realtors explaining why real estate agents are sued.  Included […]

Florida Real Estate Partitions And Underwater Mortgages: Are They Connected?

| March 4, 2014

Recently, we had a blog comment asking about the value of real estate and whether or not an underwater home should or can be partitioned under Florida law. Asked another way, is the value of real estate, and equity in the property, a factor in a decision (or demand) to partition property in Florida? Here’s […]

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 […]

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