Florida Real Estate Contract Lawsuits

| November 1, 2016

In Florida, when a seller and a buyer sign a residential real estate contract for the purchase of a new home or condominium, they create legal duties for themselves. If these duties are not fulfilled, then under the contract there are consequences.  Those consequences are spelled out in both the contract and in Florida case […]

5 Must-Have Prerequisites for A Valid Contract to Sell Residential Real Estate In Florida

| April 26, 2016

In Florida, real estate transactions are governed by both real estate and contract law (other laws and regulations can also apply, like those related to mold, lead based paint, coastal control issues, etc.). As a result, transactions can quickly become complicated. Most Buyers and sellers know that all real estate transactions should have a written […]

Does A Real Estate Agent Get Paid For Just Finding A Ready, Willing, and Able Buyer?

| February 2, 2016

As we all know, real estate agents are in the business of bringing buyers and sellers together for the purpose of getting a home sold. Real estate agents are an important cog in the the real estate machine and are vital to keeping our economy growing. Requirements To Sell Florida Real Estate In Florida, the […]

3 Types Of Unconventional Mortgage Agreements

| January 6, 2016

Most people in Florida give a mortgage as security to finance the purchase of their new single family home or condominium. It’s a relatively simple process: the buyer finds a conventional mortgage lender; applies for the loan; furnishes the necessary documentation to the bank (tax returns, proof of employment, credit report, etc.); the home is […]

Real Estate Brokers And Agents Must Be Licensed In Florida!

| October 20, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Florida law requires that all real estate brokers and real estate agents not only get licensed by the State of Florida in order to do business here, but that they keep up those licenses with through continuing education. For example, there have been big changes this year with the new “TRID” rules. […]

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

| October 13, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 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 […]

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. […]

Is it Fraudulent Misrepresentation When the Real Estate Broker Hides Fact that Mother in Law is the Buyer?

| September 8, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Real Estate Professionals Acting Badly — Fraudulent misrepresentation involves a broker or agent knowingly providing misinformation to a buyer or seller that is relied upon by them to their harm or detriment. What is a Fraudulent Misrepresentation? These are false statements that are intentionally made in order to get a transaction closed […]

Did You Overpay Due To A Real Estate Agent’s Misrepresentation?: The Case of the Fake Engineering Report

| September 1, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 When a real estate agent makes a mistake or for some reason provides a buyer with incorrect or misleading information in Florida, they (along with their broker and even the seller) may be held liable for any resulting damages to that buyer under a claim of “negligent misrepresentation.” The situation becomes much […]

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

| August 11, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 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 […]

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