3 Types Of Unconventional Mortgage Agreements

| January 6, 2016

Most people in Florida give a mortgage as security to finance the purchase of their new single family home or condominium. It’s a relatively simple process: the buyer finds a conventional mortgage lender; applies for the loan; furnishes the necessary documentation to the bank (tax returns, proof of employment, credit report, etc.); the home is […]

Real Estate Listing Agreements: What Happens When An Agent Circumvents the Law?

| November 10, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 It’s not news that Florida real estate professionals do bad things. Don’t get me wrong, there are solid professionals selling homes and condos here and then there are bad apples, too. Unfortunately, there are more real estate wrongdoing happening in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties than you might think. All Florida […]

What Are The Risks With Airbnb If You Rent Your Florida Home or Condo?

| November 3, 2015

Last Update: 03/21/16 The holiday season is here, and there are people all over the world who plan of spending their vacation basking in the warm Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, hotels and resorts throughout South Florida are already booked.  However, there’s still lodging opportunities for travelers who wish to visit Miami and Fort Lauderdale and our […]

Will Your Claim Survive A Summary Judgment Motion?

| October 27, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Will Your Fraudulent Misrepresentation Claim About The Square Footage Of Your Home Survive A Motion For Summary Judgment? In Florida, after a plaintiff files a lawsuit (also known as a “complaint”), the defendant must file a formal response (called an “answer”) to the complaint. The plaintiff lays out his or her issues […]

Is it Fraudulent Misrepresentation When the Real Estate Broker Hides Fact that Mother in Law is the Buyer?

| September 8, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Real Estate Professionals Acting Badly — Fraudulent misrepresentation involves a broker or agent knowingly providing misinformation to a buyer or seller that is relied upon by them to their harm or detriment. What is a Fraudulent Misrepresentation? These are false statements that are intentionally made in order to get a transaction closed […]

Did You Overpay Due To A Real Estate Agent’s Misrepresentation?: The Case of the Fake Engineering Report

| September 1, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 When a real estate agent makes a mistake or for some reason provides a buyer with incorrect or misleading information in Florida, they (along with their broker and even the seller) may be held liable for any resulting damages to that buyer under a claim of “negligent misrepresentation.” The situation becomes much […]

When Your New Home Isn’t What You Expected: Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Agent

| August 11, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Here in Florida, real estate transactions take place every day. Closings and people moving into new homes are happening all of the time in the Miami Dade – Broward – Palm Beach areas. A lot of these transactions are first time residential home purchases, where new buyers are excited about owning a […]

Misrepresentation by Real Estate Agent: Wrong Square Footage in MLS Listing

| August 4, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 In Florida, real estate agents and brokers are seen as experts in their field (whether it be residential, commercial or industrial property) due, in part, to the fact they are licensed by the State of Florida to do business in our State. Licensure brings with it both the respect of being a […]

Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Professional: Claims for Negligent or Unintentional Misrepresentation

| July 28, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 Have You Been Harmed? Negligent misrepresentation by a real estate agent or broker can also be described as an unintentional misrepresentation; where the agent or real estate broker communicates something that is not accurate or true, but they are not doing so knowingly. In these situations, the real estate professional does not […]

What Happens When a Seller Defaults on a Residential Sales Contract in Florida?

| June 30, 2015

Last Update: 08/01/16 It is true that in many residential real estate transactions, it is the buyer that has second thoughts about buying that home or condo and tries to find a way to back out of the deal. However, that’s not always the case; sellers often decide they don’t want to go ahead with […]

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