December 7, 2021
Team or Group Advertising – Are you doing it right?
Florida attorney Jim Brown goes over the rules of team and group advertising at your brokerage. The controlling rules can be found at Florida Administrative Code R. 61J2-10.026 and Florida Statute 475.
November 30, 2021
How to Close (or REFI) When the Seller Has Creditor Liens
Florida attorney Jim Brown reveals how to close or refinance when the seller has creditor liens - FL Statute 222.01
November 30, 2021
The Differences Between Eviction and Ejectment in Florida
An eviction in Florida is predicated on the concept that the occupant has a legal right to occupy the premises. In contrast, an ejectment is based […]
November 17, 2021
Homestead Portability & “Apportionment”
Florida attorney Jim Brown explains homestead portability rules and "apportionment" - the little known secret.
November 9, 2021
Basic Mechanics of 1031 Exchanges
Florida attorney Jim Brown talks about the basic mechanics of 1031 like-kind exchanges and explains what it means to "defer" taxes.
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 20, 2021
Nov. 1, 2021 FL FAR/BAR Contract Revisions
There are 4 big changes to the new contract form and several other changes that can have big impacts. Please familiarize yourself with all the changes outlined below.
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 23, 2021
Renting – When Do You Lose Homestead?
Florida attorney Jim Brown answers the frequent question asked by realtors, “My homeowner wants to rent their property, when will their homestead benefit go away?”
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 7, 2021
Interpreting Contract Effective Dates
Florida attorney Jim Brown explains how to correctly interpret effective date on your contract (FloridaRealtors/Florida FarBar-ASIS-5 REV.4/17 2017)
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 […]
August 4, 2021
How to Avoid and Stop Foreclosure
If you fall behind in your mortgage payments, the possibility that you may lose your home can make you feel devastated and helpless. The worst approach […]
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