January 26, 2022

Florida Land Trusts

What is a Florida Land Trust? A Florida Land Trust is a private legal agreement between one or more parties for the purpose of holding title to real estate. The legal rights and obligations of […]
January 12, 2022

When Will This Skyrocketing Market End?

Florida attorney Jim Brown discusses the white-hot real estate market and gives his insight on what has caused it and when it will come to an end.
January 10, 2022

Cybersecurity Checklist: Best Practices for Real Estate Professionals

Cybercrime can be devastating to real estate professionals and their clients. The following checklist offers some best practices to help you curb the risk of cybercrime. Because data protection and cybersecurity laws differ across the […]
December 20, 2021

Home Damaged Before Closing – Who Is Liable?

Closing a real estate deal between the buyer and seller is a delicate process that requires paperwork, walk-throughs, and other professionals to progress the sale along. If the property suffers physical damage before the closing […]
November 17, 2021

Homestead Portability & “Apportionment”

Florida attorney Jim Brown explains homestead portability rules and "apportionment" - the little known secret.
November 2, 2021

Changes in the Law – Open Permits

The Statute (FL Stat 553.79) controlling the closure of open permits was revised October 19, 2019.
October 12, 2021

A Buyers’ and Sellers’ Guide to Multiple Offer Negotiations

Information for Buyers In some situations sellers will have several competing purchase offers to consider. Sellers have several ways to deal with multiple offers. Sellers can accept the “best” offer; they can inform all potential […]
September 30, 2021

PBC Wiping All Code Liens

Have a building or home in Palm Beach County with a code violation fine that resulted in a lien? It can be reduced to zero and released if you act fast. Yes, even if it’s for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
September 15, 2021

What You Need to Know About Real Property Title-Related Claims

Quiet title is a claim under Florida law to remove a cloud on title to real property. It is established in and regulated by Chapter 65 of the Florida Statutes. It is often used where […]
September 1, 2021

Use of ‘Escalation Clause’ Skyrockets in Hot Seller’s Market

As escalation clauses become more popular during this hot seller’s market, buyers should consider the pros and cons of using them – as well as the broader legal context of their offer. During this white-hot […]
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 […]
April 30, 2020

Selling Your House During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hoping to put your house on the market in 2020 or beyond? What to consider regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you were planning to put your house on the market in 2020 or beyond, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic […]
December 4, 2019

Selling a Home in Florida? Key Legal Requirements

Selling a home in Florida can be different than selling one in any other state, both in terms of laws and traditional procedures. Here are some important facts to know. From contract forms to closings, […]
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