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

| May 20, 2014

Last Update: 10/28/17 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, 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

Last Update: 10/28/17 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 […]

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

| October 22, 2013

Last Update: 12/07/16 Disclosure of facts that materially affect the value of real estate doesn’t always happen in residential real estate sales because sellers fret that if the buyer hears something bad, they’ll walk away — or, counter with a price which is much lower than the listed sales price. Fortunately for buyers, Florida law […]

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

| July 16, 2013

Last Update: 02/24/16 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 […]

Florida Condo Owners: When Can Owners Go Directly to Court and File a Lawsuit and Not Be Forced to Mediation or Arbitration For Claims Against A Condo Board or Association?

| May 21, 2013

South Florida Condo Ownership is Different Than Owning a Single Family Home For those looking into buying a Florida condo, as well as those who own a condominium either as their home or as an investment property, one of the key considerations in this type of real estate ownership is the reality of dealing with […]

Florida House Passes “Foreclosure Reform” Bill HB 87: Travesty of Justice for Florida Home Owners and Florida Borrowers – Here’s Why

| May 7, 2013

The proposed “foreclosure reform” legislation that failed last year, got revamped, and was proposed again this year to be made into new Florida law has been a big concern for foreclosure defense attorneys and advocates for Florida home owners. We’ve been monitoring House Bill 87 as it has been making its way through the Florida […]

Zombie Titles in Florida and the United States: What They Are, and How Zombie Titles Hurt Home Buyers and Home Owners, and Ways to Protect Against Zombie Titles

| January 10, 2013

Now, word is spreading around the country about a rising new horror in the Foreclosure Fraud crisis and Robosigning mess, which the country (and especially South Florida) has been reeling from for several years now; the ZOMBIE TITLE. That’s right: the Zombie Title, similar to the earlier warning we gave about the Zombie Note scare […]

Florida Closing Costs: What They Are and Will the Bank Pay Them in Your Florida Home Loan Closing?

| July 17, 2012

Last Update: 02/24/16 As Florida’s real estate market continues to be complicated and chaotic – thanks to all the robo-signing and Foreclosure Fraud crises, in no small part – lenders hopefully will be looking at real estate closing costs.  It’s not a new idea for banks to pay closing costs in an effort to get […]

Florida Real Estate Market: Are Florida Home Owners About to See a Better Residential Real Estate Market? Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell? Not Without Legal Advice.

| April 26, 2012

Florida real estate owners and home owners throughout the Sunshine State are very, very concerned about their real estate values: not only where they have been and where they are now, but where they will be in the future.  Media stories about real estate prices and foreclosure numbers are therefore very important to a lot […]

Florida “Wild Deeds” – Just One More Florida Land Title Issue For Quiet Title Actions: What is a “Wild Deed”?

| April 24, 2012

Last Update: 02/24/16 Last fall, Osceola County Clerk of the Court joined other Florida officials in warning the public at large that con artists were at work in the State of Florida, taking advantage of the Foreclosure Fraud mess by filing “wild deeds” in the real property records. (Check out the Osceola Clerk’s list of […]

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