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Category: Real Estate

How Property Buyers in Florida May Benefit From Using Estoppel in Their Real Estate Transactions

How Property Buyers in Florida May Benefit From Using Estoppel in Their Real Estate Transactions

If you are considering buying a property in Florida, you need to be aware of estoppel. "Estoppel" is a legal doctrine that can protect the buyer in a real estate transaction. An estoppel certificate informs the buyer of ongoing assessments and violations at the property. So, as a buyer, you may request an estoppel certificate to certify the property's ongoing assessments and violations. If you buy a property with an estoppel certificate and later learn that there are still violations, you can su[...]

Get the Scoop on Title Insurance: What is it and Do You Need it?

Get the Scoop on Title Insurance: What is it and Do You Need it?

A property title is a document that shows the legal owner of a property. The title includes information about the property, such as the address, the owner's name, and any liens or mortgages against the property. The title is important because it proves ownership of the property and can be used to transfer ownership of the property. Title insurance is a form of insurance that protects the title to a piece of property from any claims that may arise against it. This type of insurance is typicall[...]

What You Need to Know Before Investing in Property in Florida

What You Need to Know Before Investing in Property in Florida

Are you considering investing in property in Florida? Here is what you need to know first: Make sure you have a realistic idea of what you can afford: Just because the Sunshine State is known for its affordable housing does not mean that all properties are within budget. So, before investing in property in Florida, it is important to have a realistic idea of what you can afford. Additionally, as the market for property in Florida is sometimes competitive, some people may make an offer on a ho[...]

Should You Purchase Tenant-Occupied Real Estate in Florida?

Should You Purchase Tenant-Occupied Real Estate in Florida?

Florida is a great place to purchase real estate. The state has a strong economy and an expanding population, which means that there is always a demand for rental properties. As such, many investors buy property in Florida with the primary intent to rent this property. So, if the goal is to rent the property you purchase, and you get one that is already tenant-occupied for sale, should you go for it? Well, the answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including your own financi[...]

What is the Effect of a PACE Loan on a Real Estate Closing?

What is the Effect of a PACE Loan on a Real Estate Closing?

A Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan is a type of non-traditional loan that allows homeowners to finance energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects. The loans are usually repaid through property taxes, so the homeowner does not have to worry about making separate monthly payments. PACE loans are available in many states, including here in Florida, and they can be used to finance a wide range of projects, including solar panels, wind turbines, and energy-efficiency upgrades. These[...]

Don’t Panic: How to Sell Your Home While Trying to Buy Another

Don’t Panic: How to Sell Your Home While Trying to Buy Another

As a general rule, the process of purchasing a property can be challenging. What if you are attempting to sell your current house while also trying to buy a new one? If you have a strategy and know what you are doing, you can accomplish your goal. The key to success is to assemble a team of experts, including a real estate agent, and an attorney, to assist you in achieving your goals. They will help guide you through the process and make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. They[...]

Five Reasons Why a Pandemic Might be a Great Time to Sell Property

Five Reasons Why a Pandemic Might be a Great Time to Sell Property

Realtors have faced countless challenges this year. Besides the pandemic, a weakened economy, and massive layoffs, many people have decided to put selling their home on pause for the year. While these challenges are certainly formidable, realtors should appreciate that this summer might actually be one of the best times in years to sell a property. In the hopes of giving realtors renewed vigor in approaching clients, this article reviews some silver linings of the current real estate market. [...]

Realtors’ Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

Realtors’ Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

As we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have been placed in situations that we never would have anticipated. While it is a good idea to retain the help of a knowledgeable property law attorney if you are facing a complex situation, it may also help to understand some legal responses to four of the most commonly asked questions that Florida realtors are asking during the pandemic.   What Unique Legal Complications Does COVID-19 Bring to the Real Estate Industry?   In situat[...]

Commonly Asked Questions About Selling Property During the Pandemic

Commonly Asked Questions About Selling Property During the Pandemic

One of the biggest challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic is that it feels like we are constantly being presented with new information about how the illness is spreading and how it is best controlled. As Florida continues to see an increase in the number of confirmed cases, there are countless questions that people interested in selling a property during this process have. The following reviews the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by sellers during the coronavirus pand[...]

Proven Strategies Realtors Use to Make Properties More Attractive

Proven Strategies Realtors Use to Make Properties More Attractive

During the coronavirus pandemic, a property’s curb appeal means more than ever. After all, prospective buyers are no longer able to tour properties with the freedom they once could. Either a property attracts potential purchasers from the outside or dissuades them from looking further.  If you are in the process of attempting to sell a property during the pandemic and are worried about its outward appearance, there are some critical steps that you can follow to make sure that your home is as[...]