Do Sellers Have A Lot of Responsibility When They Sell Their Home?

| October 13, 2015

In most every real estate transaction in which a seller signs a Florida Realtors/Florida Bar Contract, the seller makes several representations and warranties to the buyer. Most sellers are unaware of these representations because all they see are 11-20 pages of pre-printed black text on white paper and the only real issue they care about […]

3 Types of Title Issues Which Impact Florida Real Estate Closings

| September 29, 2015

In South Florida, when a seller is told by a buyer’s title examiner that there is a “title issue,” that usually means that there is some sort of lien, defect or encumbrance in the public records which clouds the title to the property. In most instances, buyers won’t take ownership of property until a title […]

What Is A Florida Lis Pendens?

| September 15, 2015

One big surprise that often appears in the chain of title to real property that is being sold here in Florida (condos, townhouses, and single family residences) is a “Notice Of Lis Pendens.”  Unfortunately, the discovery of one of these notices, in many instances, catches just as many sellers off-guard as they do prospective buyers. […]

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. […]