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 27, 2021
How to Remove a Lis Pendens in Florida
Documents filed in lawsuits reside in the Clerk of Court’s records. Title to real property lives in the public or official records of a county in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 27, 2019
Selling a Florida Home: What Are My Disclosure Obligations?
Guidance on what residential real estate sellers must tell prospective home buyers when selling a house in Florida. Florida, like many other states, requires sellers of […]
January 20, 2017
What You Need For Your Real Estate Closing
You just signed for your first home buying purchase and you’re so excited to get your keys!! It’s true, Real Estate is STILL one of the best […]
January 9, 2017
FHA Creates More Borrowers
“This is a fiscally responsible measure to price our mortgage insurance in a way that protects our insurance fund while preserving the dream of homeownership for […]
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