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

| February 24, 2015

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, the real estate […]

Is Your Real Estate Agent Guilty of Discrimination?

| February 17, 2015

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 condo or townhouse […]

Disclosures to Home Buyers: Florida Statute 475.278 and the Real Estate Agent Relationship

| January 27, 2015

For Florida real estate lawyers, it’s shocking to contemplate all of the many ways that Florida real estate agents and Florida real estate brokers have found to be underhanded in their dealings with buyers and sellers, all in the name of making a quick buck. The past few years (the time when the Florida real […]

What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?

| January 20, 2015

It is not “buyer beware” in Florida for anyone looking to buy residential real estate. Florida home buyers are protected by specific laws passed by the Florida Legislature that force developers, realtors, real estate agents, and real estate brokers to reveal certain conditions about the property they intend to buy. Of course, these statutes were […]

Real Life Examples of Florida Real Estate Agents Doing Bad Things

| September 23, 2014

Florida buyers and sellers are victims of the wrongful acts of real estate agents every day. Don’t be a victim; educate yourself.     The real estate industry works hard to promote its own as professionals worthy of the public trust as people buy and sell their homes, condos, and other real property. Most real […]

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