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

| February 24, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 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, […]

Attention Florida Homeowners – Have You Stopped Making Your Mortgage Payment? Are You Thinking About Not Paying Your Florida Home Loan Anymore? Here Are Some Things To Consider.

| October 6, 2011

Today, another federal report was released, this time from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: seems that mortgage delinquencies are rising again.  Which means that many people are not making that monthly mortgage payment.  As the Wall Street Journal suggests, this number is only going to go up if unemployment rates rise. Florida […]

Underwater Mortgages in Florida – Finally, Help Arrives as Chase and Bank of America Start Offering Modications of Select Risk Home Loans – Do You Qualify?

| July 5, 2011

Would you like your mortgage to be cut in half? Well, for many mortgage holders of  home loans held by Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, it just might happen.  This week, the New York Times reported that these two banks, two of the country’s biggest lenders, are offering to modify home loans of […]

Are Home Buyers Really the Legal Owners of Foreclosure Homes? Maybe Not: Legal Title May Remain With Foreclosed-Upon Homeowner

| January 25, 2011

The big question for home owners – and bargain shoppers looking for real estate deals – is how safe is it to buy a foreclosure property right now?  In a year or two, will someone be knocking on the door claiming ownership? Up in Massachusetts, there is a court that is answering that question for […]

Renting Is Becoming Popular Again in South Florida: Protect Yourself Under Florida Landlord Tenant Law

| January 20, 2011

Last Update: 1/20/17 According to the Miami Herald, renting a home is becoming more and more popular in South Florida. The idea of leasing a house, condo, or apartment seems smart in today’s real estate market for lots of people.  Some may be dealing with a divorce and others may be renting homes after losing […]

Are Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements Happening in This Difficult Environment for Job Seekers?

| September 14, 2010

“…former employees are more interested in earning money than worrying about the terms of an Agreement they may have signed long ago.”

Florida LLC vs. Florida S-Corporation: Which One Do You Chose?

| September 20, 2009

If you’re a small business owner and you operate in your own capacity – in other words, as a “sole proprietorship” – you are personally liable for all of the debts and obligations of the business itself; if your business fails, you go under with it. But even if you’re willing to create an artificial […]