Property Disclosure Statements: Duty to Reveal Hazards in Florida Must Be Disclosed to Home Buyers

| August 19, 2014

Most sellers and buyers of residential real estate here in Florida depend upon their real estate agents to help them through the process. For buyers, it’s making sure that they have all the information that they need to make an informed purchase. For sellers, it’s relying upon their agent to know what must be shared […]

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 […]

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