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 […]
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 […]
July 21, 2021
The Basics of Rent-to-Own Agreements
Rent-to-own agreements, also called lease-to-own agreements or lease-options, are traditional lease agreements that also give the tenant an option to purchase the rental property, typically a […]
July 20, 2021
Offers & Commissions in a Hot Seller’s Market
Florida attorney Jim Brown talks about how to manage multiple offers in today's hot seller's market.
July 9, 2021
FAR-BAR Financing Contingency EXPLAINED
Florida attorney Jim Brown explains paragraph 8 of the FAR-BAR "AS IS" Residential Contract (Financing Contingency).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 3, 2021
How Can I Get Out of My Commercial Lease in Florida?
Commercial leases are controlled by Part I of the Landlord Tenant Act in Florida. It is found at Chapter 83 in the Florida Statutes. The terms […]
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 […]
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 […]
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