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

| May 19, 2015

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 be transferred to […]

Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closings

| May 5, 2015

When you are buying a home here in South Florida, or you are trying to sell a house or condo somewhere in the Miami – Palm Beach – Fort Lauderdale area, there are certain things that are automatic in every residential transaction. The buyer makes an offer and the seller either counters or accepts. A […]

Florida Residential Closings and Price Changes: Is The Buyer’s Offer Set in Stone?

| April 28, 2015

Buying a house or a condo here in South Florida may be the biggest purchase that someone makes in their lifetime, or one of the biggest. Buyers surf the web looking for the perfect home, as well as visiting potential properties with their real estate agent. Once a buyer has found the house or condo […]

Closing on Florida Real Estate: Buyer’s Documents at Closing

| April 14, 2015

At the closing table for the purchase of a home or condo here in South Florida, buyers, both native to Florida as well as those who have recently moved here, or out of state residents purchasing a vacation home, will have lots of paperwork to sign. Buyers are often surprised at how much they have […]

When Is a Florida Real Estate Agent or Broker Guilty of the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

| March 24, 2015

Buying or selling a home or condominium here in South Florida involves lots of paperwork, much of it legal documents like contracts with the real estate agent or broker (a listing agreement); as well as sales contracts, deeds, title searches and title commitments, disclosures and more. In fact, almost every kind of Florida real estate […]

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