4 Conditions A Buyer Should Require Before Closing On A Florida Home

| December 1, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Buying residential real estate in Florida is a major event in the lives of most buyers.  For some, it’s a big deal to buy a new home or condo! Fortunately, the Florida legislature understands this fact so they passed laws that protect residential buyers (residential buyers get legal protections that commercial buyers […]

What Are The Risks With Airbnb If You Rent Your Florida Home or Condo?

| November 3, 2015

Last Update: 03/21/16 The holiday season is here, and there are people all over the world who plan of spending their vacation basking in the warm Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, hotels and resorts throughout South Florida are already booked.  However, there’s still lodging opportunities for travelers who wish to visit Miami and Fort Lauderdale and our […]

Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closings

| May 5, 2015

Last Update: 08/01/16 When you are buying a home here in South Florida, or you are trying to sell a house or condo somewhere in the Miami – Palm Beach – Fort Lauderdale area, there are certain steps that are automatic in every residential transaction. The buyer makes an offer and the seller either counters […]

Florida Residential Closings and Price Changes: Is The Buyer’s Offer Set in Stone?

| April 28, 2015

Last Update: 02/24/16 Buying a house or a condo here in South Florida may be the biggest purchase that someone makes in their lifetime, or one of the biggest. Buyers surf the web looking for the perfect home, as well as visiting potential properties with their real estate agent. Once a buyer has found the […]

Closing on Florida Real Estate: Buyer’s Documents at Closing

| April 14, 2015

Last Update: 02/24/16 At the closing table for the purchase of a home or condo here in South Florida, buyers, both native to Florida as well as those who have recently moved here, or out of state residents purchasing a vacation home, will have lots of paperwork to sign. Buyers are often surprised at how […]

Questions To Ask Before Buying a 55+ Condominium in Florida

| March 31, 2015

Retiring in South Florida is the dream for many Americans, and for those who do retire here in the MiamiDade – Broward – Palm Beach counties area, that often means moving into a beautiful condominium with beach access or ocean views. Condo living offers a great many advantages for retirees, and condominiums in our local […]

When Is a Florida Real Estate Agent or Broker Guilty of the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

| March 24, 2015

Last Update: 02/24/16 Buying or selling a home or condominium here in South Florida involves lots of paperwork, much of it legal documents like contracts with the real estate agent or broker (a listing agreement); as well as sales contracts, deeds, title searches and title commitments, disclosures and more. In fact, almost every kind of […]

Liens on Your Florida Condo or Home: What are They and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

| March 3, 2015

Condo living is a different lifestyle here in Florida, one that lots of people enjoy. Sharing the responsibilities of lawn care and landscaping, pool upkeep, and more can free condo residents from chores they would have face if they lived in a single family home in the suburbs. However, living the Florida Condo life also […]

Florida Condos, Coops, TimeShares, HOAs, and CDDs: Know the Difference Before You Buy

| February 24, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 In Florida, there are different types of home ownership recognized by the Florida Legislature other than the traditional single family home. Florida laws recognize five different alternatives that anyone considering buying residential real estate in Florida, for their vacation home, their retirement home, or an investment property, needs to know. (And, yes, […]

Is Your Real Estate Agent Guilty of Discrimination?

| February 17, 2015

Last Update: 02/24/16 Real estate agents in Florida can do bad things that hurt both home buyers and sellers in serious ways. A buyer may end up with ugly surprises in her new home: things like hidden defects (e.g., mold) that was not disclosed prior to closing. The seller may be thwarted from selling their […]

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