• What Realtors Need to Know About PACE Financing

    Property assessed clean energy financing, more commonly known as PACE financing, is a consumer-friendly option offering set terms and low fixed payments. With no down payment required, PACE enables homeowners to pay for their energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and storm preparedness upgrades over time as part of their annual property taxes. Depending on the […]

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  • Realtors’ Duties To Disclose Can Get Complicated.

    The February 26, 2019 Court of Appeal decision Ryan v. Real Estate of the Pacific, involving the sale of a house in La Jolla, California for $3.86 million, is instructive reading for real estate brokers, buyers, and sellers. Daniel and Patricia Ryan listed their house with the help of their broker, David Schroedl, Sotheby’s Realty. […]

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  • Requirements for a Valid Quitclaim Deed in Florida

    In theory, some South Florida real estate transactions are easier than others. But that’s not always the case. Even the transfer of property between family members can be complicated. That’s because certain documents are required, and even inadvertent mistakes can render them null and void. In today’s post, we’ll explain the importance of quitclaim deeds […]

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  • Can Landlords Prohibit Certain Breeds?

    The laws of the state usually provide the means for a landlord to prohibit the access and ownership of the renter or tenant with certain breeds of dog, sizes or weights of dogs or even no dogs or pets at all on the property. Some landlords have more power based on the specific city which […]

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  • Specific Performance in Contracts – When Can I Request it?

    Specific performance as part of a contract is when someone signs the document and is bound by the terms of the contract stipulations that require certain services performed or accomplished within the bounds of the clauses. The document should have specific language that explains what performance is necessary to satisfy the contractual obligations. Specific Performance […]

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  • Surveillance Cameras – Where Is It Legal To Place Them?

    In an increasingly surveillance-based society, it may seem that cameras are everywhere around us. If you look around, you may find cameras in unexpected places that you pass on a daily basis. But, how far can all of this surveillance go? Are there places that cameras are not allowed? Where is it legal to put […]

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  • How Long Must You Wait To Purchase a Home After Filing Bankruptcy?

    Filing for bankruptcy is no easy decision to make. For many, there is a sense of failure or loss. For others, it can be a clean start and an opportunity to start over. Let’s face it: financial education in this country is poor, and that’s putting it mildly! We learn by doing, and sometimes we […]

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  • Home Buying Agent vs. Real Estate Attorney

    Purchasing a home will likely be the largest and most significant transaction of your life, which is why many people choose to hire a real estate agent to assist in the search and negotiate on their behalf. Real estate agents generally fall into two categories: home buying agents and home selling agents. Home buying agents […]

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  • What Do Real Estate Attorneys Do?

    So you’ve decided to take the big step of buying a home. It’s probably the biggest purchase and most expensive investment you’ll ever make. But it’s not a simple process. There are a lot of laws that are specific to real estate, with which most people aren’t acquainted. Just like hiring a real estate agent […]

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  • 8 Tips for Choosing A Foreclosure Attorney

    8 tips for choosing a foreclosure attorney Many homeowners fight foreclosure by hiring lawyers to represent them. Read on for eight tips for finding and selecting a foreclosure defense attorney, and what to expect. HUD is your bud Here’s the first bit of advice from lawyers: Before contacting a lawyer, call a HUD-certified housing counselor. […]

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