How Important is Title in a Florida Residential Real Estate Closing?

| April 21, 2015

Closings for residential real estate (homes, condos) are often held at the offices of title companies here in South Florida (even though most real estate lawyers will close a transaction at no additional cost). One of the most important aspects of a real estate closing, is the title work, which is an often under emphasized […]

Is Sharing Ownership of Florida Real Estate Causing a Problem For You? – Partition Actions in Florida

| May 20, 2014

There are all sorts of situations where someone may share ownership in Florida real estate and there are lots of good reasons to own real estate jointly; however, when things go south, jointly owned property can be a tremendous headache for all of the parties involved. Consider these situations where sharing ownership in Florida real […]

In Florida, Shared (Joint) Ownership Can Be a Big Problem If a Creditor Stakes a Claim Against the Property in Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship

| December 17, 2013

In Florida, two people can own a piece of real estate (like a single family residence or a vacation condo) together even if they aren’t husband and wife, or related in any way. The most common form of ownership, where more than one person owns an interest in Florida real estate, is called a “joint […]

Duty to Disclose for Sellers in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions – Are Florida Real Estate Buyers Protected by Florida Law?

| October 22, 2013

Disclosure of bad things doesn’t always happen in real estate negotiations because sellers fret that if the buyer hears something bad, they’ll walk away — or, counter with a much lower price than the listed sales price. Fortunately, Florida law requires that sellers disclose known defects involving Florida residential real estate; sellers who fail to […]

Florida Forged Deeds: Foreclosure REO Properties Tempting Target for Fraudulent Conveyance of Homes to Innocent Buyers Via Fake Deeds

| July 16, 2013

Florida law is very protective of land titles and there are lots of legal requirements to be met in documenting ownership of real estate. For instance, real estate ownership must be documented in writing and that document must meet certain legal requirements. (See Florida Statute 689.01 et seq.) Why? Strict laws are needed to protect […]

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