When Florida Home Buyer Discovers His New Property Floods: A Case of Fraudulent Misrepresentation

| August 18, 2015

Here in South Florida, flooding is a big problem — something that buyers and investors from other states or other countries may not experience. Not only do we have the threat of hurricanes swooping in with tons of water, there is also the factor that parts of our state are wetlands and marshes: the Everglades […]

When Your New Home Isn’t What You Expected: Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Agent

| August 11, 2015

Here in Florida, real estate transactions take place every day. Closings and people moving into new homes are happening all of the time in the Miami Dade – Broward – Palm Beach areas. A lot of these transactions are first time residential home purchases, where new buyers are excited about owning a home or condo. […]

Misrepresentation by Real Estate Agent: Wrong Square Footage in MLS Listing

| August 4, 2015

In Florida, real estate agents and brokers are seen as experts in their field (whether it be residential, commercial or industrial property) due, in part, to the fact they are licensed by the State of Florida to do business in our State. Licensure brings with it both the respect of being a licensed professional and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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