June 9, 2021

Five Myths About Wills and Probate

Most of us don’t know a lot about the law of wills, trusts, or probate – after all, they’re topics none of us really want to deal with. But we should all know the basics, […]
May 26, 2021

Real Estate Love Letters: A Heartfelt Enticement or a Forbidden Affair?

Housing inventory is low across the country, especially here in Florida, leading to increasingly competitive markets for potential buyers looking to purchase a home. In an effort to stand out to sellers, some buyers have […]
May 11, 2021

Quiet Title Actions – Legal Versus Equitable

Some situations require a quiet action in real estate deals, title conflicts and a completion of ownership transfers and claims. When someone must file to authenticate their title being valid despite claims explaining that it […]
March 22, 2021

Florida Real Estate Title Issues That May Require Probate Administration

When someone dies owning real estate in Florida and does not have a carefully drafted estate plan or has a defective title/invalid deed, then a probate administration may be necessary. There are several instances where […]
March 22, 2021

How To Create a Real Estate Sales Team in Florida

A developing trend in the real estate business is the Real Estate Sales Team. Presently, the Florida Real Estate Commission Rules only allow brokers to supervise agents. But real estate agents can ethically, legally, and […]
March 3, 2021

New Ways Commercial Tenants Can Leverage Their Lease Post-Coronavirus

Even as the Coronavirus pandemic has precipitated tremendous challenges, some businesses are leveraging their commercial leases to reap benefits. Here are three ways tenants are getting more out of their leases: by renewing, subleasing, and […]
January 27, 2021

Buying a Foreclosed Home in Florida: What Do I Need to Know Before I Buy?

Caveat emptor or buyer beware does not apply to residential real estate purchases in the Sunshine State. Florida law places an affirmative duty on sellers to disclose unobservable material defects that the seller actually knows […]
January 27, 2021

Florida Lady Bird Deed

A “lady bird deed,” also known as an enhanced life estate deed, is an effective way to transfer real property to someone else outside of probate while retaining a life estate in the property. This […]
December 2, 2020

7 Ways To Connect With First-Time Millennial and Gen Z Buyers

To appeal to millennial and Gen Z buyers, you should familiarize yourself with their comfort zones, priorities and the challenges they face now. Here’s what you need to know. First-time homebuyers today are different — […]
August 12, 2020

Owners’ Obligation to Pay HOA Assessments and Fees

Why are your monthly HOA payments so high, and what can you do about it? When you purchase a home, condominium, or townhouse that’s part of a covenanted community, you will most likely be required […]
July 28, 2020

What is an easement, and what do you use it for?

An easement is a legal term describing a situation in which someone allows another party to use a portion of land that they legally possess. One common example of an easement is when someone drives […]
July 22, 2020

What Happens If You Violate Your HOA’s CC&Rs or Don’t Pay Assessments

If you own property in a neighborhood that has an HOA and you don’t follow the community’s Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) or pay the assessments, you might face a lawsuit or even a foreclosure. […]
July 22, 2020

Golf Ball Hazards In Florida: Legal Overview

As Floridians, some of us are lucky enough to enjoy the spaciousness and beauty of golf course views from our homes. Unfortunately, this serenity is occasionally marred by golfers seeking errant balls or by the […]
June 22, 2020

Florida Foreclosure Procedures: Here’s What to Expect

If you’re facing a foreclosure in Florida, learn your rights and how the process works. Update: On April 2, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-94 suspending all foreclosures and evictions in Florida for 45 days […]
June 11, 2020

Forbearance Agreements, Repayment Plans, and Loan Modifications: Helping You Avoid Foreclosure

Learn how a forbearance agreement, repayment plan, or loan modification could help you avoid a foreclosure. Coronavirus Mortgage Relief Under the Federal CARES Act Under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, if […]
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