Defects Discovered in the Home After Closing: What Can a Buyer Do?

| July 29, 2014

There are all kinds of problems with their new home that buyers may discover after they’ve left the closing table and moved into their new home or condo. Home defects can be found in brand new homes that have just been built.  Problems can also be discovered in homes that have been around for awhile, […]

Earnest Money Deposits – Is the Deposit in Dispute? – Is the Deposit Missing?

| July 22, 2014

  What is an Earnest Money Deposit? When a buyer decides to make an offer to buy a house or condo here in Florida, he/she presents to the Seller a signed Purchase and Sale Agreement, which is normally accompanied by a check demonstrating the buyer’s serious intent to purchase the property – that check is […]

What Do You Do When You Discover the Value of Your Property Isn’t What the Real Estate Agent Told You?

| July 15, 2014

Misrepresentation Of a Home’s Value For most of us, the most essential term in any Florida real estate transaction is the contract price: the amount the seller and the buyer agree on for purchasing the home, condo, or townhouse. Each side assumes that he (or she) has accurate information on what the property is worth […]

Can You Sue a Florida Real Estate Agent for Fraud and Can You Recover Punitive Damages?

| May 27, 2014

In Florida, if you have been the victim of an unscrupulous real estate agent or broker, you can do two things: one, you can file an official complaint with Florida Real Estate Commission; and second, you can file a civil lawsuit seeking damages for the losses that you have incurred as a result of the […]

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

| May 20, 2014

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 real […]

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