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

| May 19, 2015

Last Update: 12/04/16 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 […]

Fraud in Your Florida Home Purchase?: Water Leaks and Flooding In Your New Home

| March 18, 2014

Last Update: 04/18/16 What Happens When Buyers are Hurt by Misrepresentations by a Florida Real Estate Agent or a Florida Seller? Florida real estate has had its ups and downs over the past few years, with the housing market still recovering from all of the Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Mortgage Fraud issues. Still, there’s always […]

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 Governor Signs Foreclosure Reform Bill HB 87 Into Law: Constitutional Violations of Due Process and Ex Post Facto Prohibitions Must Be Fought in Florida Courts

| June 11, 2013

Governor Rick Scott sat down at his Governor’s desk on June 7, 2013, picked up his pen and signed lots of bills into law that were sent to him by the Florida Legislature. Rick Scott signed things like the Veteran’s Organizations Bill (SB 390) and the Emergency Medical Services bill (SB 530) into law – […]

Infographic: US Census Reports Changes 1940 to 2010 in Florida and Rest of the Nation

| May 16, 2013

Florida Legislature Annual Session Begins Today: Proposed Laws That Impact South Florida Home Owners In a Big Way Are on the Table

| March 5, 2013

Today, the 60-day annual session of the Florida Legislature begins, and the entire country is watching.  The next nine weeks are going to be a very important time for Floridians, especially Florida home owners. Things began with Governor Rick Scott’s State of the State address (read it here) but for Florida home owners and Florida […]

Florida Bank Reject Your Loan Modification? It Seems to be Happening to Lots of South Florida Homeowners: What’s Up? In Other States, Home Owners Are Suing Banks for Failed Modifications

| November 20, 2012

Sitting in an office where lots of people call on the phone, send emails to us, and come in for a visit — all related to foreclosure issues or underwater mortgages in South Florida, it may well be that we have a different view on things than some other people.  This is not a statistical […]

Short Sale Fraud in Florida: Florida Sellers and Buyers Both Victims of Short Sale Scams

| June 14, 2012

Short sales are very popular right now in Florida (and the rest of the country), and as we’ve explained in earlier posts, the rising popularity in shorts sales is due in large part to the changing attitude of lenders towards short sales as being a better deal for them than foreclosures. Add to this the […]

Selective Enforcement Defense Against Florida Condo Boards and Community Associations (HOAs): Are Condo Associations Playing Favorites? Can Florida Home Owners Fight Back?

| April 17, 2012

Last Update: 08/01/16 When you buy a home in a community – be it a condominium or gated community – that is subject to a condo or homeowners’ association, then like it or not, you are giving up a bit of your freedom in order to live there.  The benefits of living in the shared […]

Florida Quiet Title Actions: 10 Things You Should Know About Quieting Title in the State of Florida

| March 29, 2012

Last Update: 5/7/17 As the Florida real estate market moves along, title issues continue to cause problems for Florida home owners, those wanting to sell Florida property, as well as those who want to buy a Florida home or condo.  Why?  For one thing, the ForeclosureFraud mess from years ago disrespected and ignored longstanding Florida […]

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