10 Popular Articles About Florida Real Estate Closings

| March 30, 2016

Since we receive many calls about real estate closings (from both buyers and sellers), I thought it would be a good idea to share some articles we have written in the past about Florida closings that answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Here are 10 articles that we hope you will find helpful: […]

Florida Residential Closing Costs

| March 15, 2016

Last Update: 10/30/17 We all know that when a home owner places their house or condo up for sale, they will incur expenses to sell the property (even if they are selling the property without a real estate agent). Florida residential property does not get sold without the home owner having to incur some costs […]

6 Practical Things A Buyer Should Do Right After A Real Estate Closing

| March 1, 2016

For Florida home buyers, 2016 looks to be a great year to buy a new home in the Miami Dade / Broward / Palm Beach areas. Why?  Economists are predicting that mortgage interest rates will remain at “historically low levels” this year, with Freddie Mac expecting a 30 year fixed rate mortgage to average lower […]

Florida Home Buyer Closing Day Checklist

| February 23, 2016

In a Florida residential real estate purchase, few days are bigger than the day that the transaction closes. Sure, there is the excitement of beginning the process of finding a home or condo to buy here in South Florida, and the thrill of finally choosing a particular property and having your offer accepted. However, when […]

10 Things A Florida Home Buyer Should Understand About A Promissory Note Before Closing

| December 15, 2015

Most homes and condos in South Florida are purchased with the help of a home loan, or mortgage. Buyers find a property they want to purchase, and then they get a loan from their bank or mortgage lender to help pay the seller the negotiated price. For most Floridians, having a mortgage goes hand in […]

4 Conditions A Buyer Should Require Before Closing On A Florida Home

| December 1, 2015

Last Update: 02/22/16 Buying residential real estate in Florida is a major event in the lives of most buyers.  For some, it’s a big deal to buy a new home or condo! Fortunately, the Florida legislature understands this fact so they passed laws that protect residential buyers (residential buyers get legal protections that commercial buyers […]

Florida Closing Costs in a Short Sale: Who Pays Closing Costs When Seller Short Sales to Avoid Foreclosure?

| July 19, 2012

In a successful short sale, the seller and the mortgage lender have reached an agreement, either as part of foreclosure defense negotiations or in underwater mortgage loan modification talks, to allow the home to be sold in an arms length third party transaction.   The bank is agreeing to have the real estate sold for less […]

Florida Closing Costs: What They Are and Will the Bank Pay Them in Your Florida Home Loan Closing?

| July 17, 2012

Last Update: 02/24/16 As Florida’s real estate market continues to be complicated and chaotic – thanks to all the robo-signing and Foreclosure Fraud crises, in no small part – lenders hopefully will be looking at real estate closing costs.  It’s not a new idea for banks to pay closing costs in an effort to get […]