Can I Sue The Florida Real Estate Agent For Falsely Advertising House Was On Town Sewer, Not Septic, Or For Septic Problems?

| March 25, 2014

Septic tanks are used as a part of a on-site home plumbing system because there’s no connection to a municipal or county septic system. A home septic tank system cannot be seen in a tour of a potential purchase; the system involves a big tank that is buried in the yard that holds the waste […]

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

| March 18, 2014

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 been and continues […]

Florida Real Estate Partitions And Underwater Mortgages: Are They Connected?

| March 4, 2014

Recently, we had a blog comment asking about the value of real estate and whether or not an underwater home should or can be partitioned under Florida law. Asked another way, is the value of real estate, and equity in the property, a factor in a decision (or demand) to partition property in Florida? Here’s […]

Time is of the Essence Provisions in Florida Real Estate Contracts: What Does This Contract Language Mean to You?

| November 5, 2013

Florida real estate contracts have lots of paragraphs and provisions — what many consider to be boilerplate language – which are seen in purchase contract after purchase contract related to buying or selling of Florida real estate.  No one – buyer or seller – is surprised, as a general rule, to see lots of “legalese” in […]

The 2007 Florida Case of Duggan v. Peacock Point – Innocent Misprepresentation in a Florida Land Deal Results in Major Lawsuit and Seller Wins

| October 29, 2013

True story. Back in the summer of 2007, when “Umbrella” by Rihanna was a new summer hit and “Transformers” was the summer blockbuster, a contract was signed in Destin, Florida, for the sale of a six-lot waterfront subdivision for around three million dollars; the property was bought at auction “as is.” By January 2008, the […]