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Conditional vs. unconditional termination of a Florida Real Estate Listing Agreement

Conditional vs. unconditional termination of a Florida Real Estate Listing Agreement

Home sellers are not aware there are two ways of canceling a real estate listing agreement with their current listing agent. I want to be clear that a Florida real estate brokerage using the Florida real estate listing agreements has no obligation to do either. […]

Broker advises Seller and Buyer to verify all facts

Broker advises Seller and Buyer to verify all facts

Broker advises Seller and Buyer to verify all facts Professional Advice; Broker Liability: Broker advises Seller and Buyer to verify all facts and representations that are important to them and to consult an appropriate professional for legal advice (for example, interpreting contracts, determining the effect […]

Florida Room Square Footage Is It Considered Living Sq. Ft.

Florida Room Square Footage Is It Considered Living Sq. Ft.

Make sure when your looking at homes you know the true gross living sq. ft.  of the home .   You may think your buying a 1800 living sq. ft. home as advertised, but in reality your buying a 1600 sq. ft. living sq. ft. home. […]

Adverse Possession In Florida

Adverse Possession In Florida

Adverse Possession In Florida Who Can Claim Property Based on Adverse Possession in Florida? Squatters, trespassers, and encroachers may, over time, gain ownership rights to Florida property. There is no single statute in Florida that spells out the elements that a trespasser must establish to […]

Factors That Affect The Asking Price Of A Home

Factors That Affect The Asking Price Of A Home

Factors That Affect Your Asking Price How quickly you need to sell Repairs needed and updating The amount of competition in your price category, location, and living sq. ft. The availability, flexibility and affordability of financing The sale prices of similar homes sold in your […]

Pulling Owner/Builder Permits Is Risky Business

Pulling Owner/Builder Permits Is Risky Business

You’re ready to start your home remodeling  project and start interviewing contractors.  The contractor you chose insisted on you pulling the permit for the job.  You thought no big deal I can do that. If you do not intend to do the work yourself and have […]

Florida Auto Insurance What You Should Know

Florida Auto Insurance What You Should Know

Auto insurance varies from state to state and when you move here to Florida it’s a good idea to educate yourself on our state’s auto insurance policy options.   Florida auto insurance has one piece to it that is consider the no-fault piece of the […]

Do you really need a Buyer’s agent to help you buy a new house?

Do you really need a Buyer’s agent to help you buy a new house?

Q:  What can a buyer’s agent realtor do if you are buying newly constructed home in a brand new neighborhood. I’m interested in new homes built by Pulte.   It seems easy to do on your own. I have done this before, and I negotiated […]

New Construction Does Not Come Without Headaches

New Construction Does Not Come Without Headaches

When you think of buying a newly constructed home you expect there will be no problems.  Most often problems are not apparent until you start living in your home.  The county has issued a certificate of occupancy and many new homeowners think this guarantees that […]

Capital Gain Exclusion On The Sale Of A Residence

Capital Gain Exclusion On The Sale Of A Residence

Florida is where people from all over the United States and other countries come here to purchase a principal residence or second home.  If you currently own a principal residence  in the United States and want to buy a principal home in Florida you will […]