Florida Real Estate Contract Lawsuits

| November 1, 2016

In Florida, when a seller and a buyer sign a residential real estate contract for the purchase of a new home or condominium, they create legal duties for themselves. If these duties are not fulfilled, then under the contract there are consequences.  Those consequences are spelled out in both the contract and in Florida case […]

What Happens if the Home or Condo is Damaged Before the Real Estate Closing?

| May 31, 2016

People from all over the world come to Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties looking for their piece of paradise. Snowbirds and people that are looking to relocate permanently love neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Cityplace, Delray Beach, Weston, and Jupiter.     Many of these people actually pull the trigger and purchase a home.  And, […]

5 Must-Have Prerequisites for A Valid Contract to Sell Residential Real Estate In Florida

| April 26, 2016

In Florida, real estate transactions are governed by both real estate and contract law (other laws and regulations can also apply, like those related to mold, lead based paint, coastal control issues, etc.). As a result, transactions can quickly become complicated. Most Buyers and sellers know that all real estate transactions should have a written […]

Options to Purchase and Rights of First Refusal in Florida

| April 19, 2016

Usually, the main parties to a residential real estate transaction are the seller and the party to whom the seller chooses to sell, otherwise known as the buyer. However, there are times when a third party becomes an indispensable party to a real estate transaction.  This is because of the third party’s power to purchase […]

Does A Real Estate Agent Get Paid For Just Finding A Ready, Willing, and Able Buyer?

| February 2, 2016

As we all know, real estate agents are in the business of bringing buyers and sellers together for the purpose of getting a home sold. Real estate agents are an important cog in the the real estate machine and are vital to keeping our economy growing. Requirements To Sell Florida Real Estate In Florida, the […]

10 Things A Florida Home Buyer Should Understand About Their Mortgage Before Closing

| December 23, 2015

Here in South Florida, most home buyers purchase their new single family home or condo with the help of a mortgage and home loan. Real estate buyers have all sorts of places to look for that mortgage — online from places like Quicken Loans as well as at more traditional mortgage lenders, like the neighborhood […]

Duty to Disclose for Sellers in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions – Are Florida Real Estate Buyers Protected by Florida Law?

| October 22, 2013

Last Update: 12/07/16 Disclosure of facts that materially affect the value of real estate doesn’t always happen in residential real estate sales because sellers fret that if the buyer hears something bad, they’ll walk away — or, counter with a price which is much lower than the listed sales price. Fortunately for buyers, Florida law […]

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