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 […]

Title Insurance and Closing Your Florida Home Purchase

| June 2, 2015

When you buy a house or other residential real estate here in Florida, you are buying both the land as well as the improvements to it (the building, the sewage system components buried under the house, the fence, the landscaping, etc.). If you are buying a condominium, then you are buying an ownership interest in […]

Real Estate Closings: Negotiating Closing Costs

| May 26, 2015

Buying any home or condo in Florida, or any piece of residential real estate, means that the buyer and the seller must go through the “closing process,” which may be the only time, or one of the few times, that they have to go to a real estate closing. However, for the real estate agents […]

Inherited Property and Partition: When Your Brother or Sister or Other Heir Won’t Agree to the Sale

| May 19, 2015

In Florida, when a parent passes away owning real estate and they are the only owner or the only surviving owner, the property, whether it is the family home or the family vacation property, becomes part of the deceased parent’s probate estate.  In most circumstances, this means that the property can only be transferred to […]

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