Landlords and Tenants – Who pays for repairs?

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By Eric Duenas, Litigation Attorney

Landlord/Tenant law can be confusing for both a landlord and a tenant trying to navigate through it on their own. Often questions arise as to where the landlord’s obligations end and where the tenant’s … Read the rest

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Mastering and Understanding the 1031 Exchange

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By Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney. Many prospective investors/exchangers shy away from the 1031 Exchange, simply due to the lack of understanding of the confusing terms and conditions for entering into the exchange. However, the 1031 Exchange is certainly one of the most valuable and under-utilized tax breaks currently out there for investors. By understanding the following basic concepts and utilizing a team of professionals to guide you along the way, you may find yourself entering into the 1031 Exchange world.
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Cheat Sheet for First Time Homeowners

By Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney. Buying your first home is a milestone that can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. With so many people involved in the process, Buyers are often left wondering who they can and should trust. Many times, there are important decisions early on that may get overlooked and decided on behalf of the Buyer without the Buyer’s knowledge. There are ten considerations that should be addressed.
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Purchase and Sale Agreement: “Is this just a standard form?”

By Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney. The Purchase and Sale Agreement is usually the first contract the Buyer will encounter in a real estate transaction. It is most definitely not a standard form. While every single line is important and should be reviewed, these are some of the most important paragraphs.
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Florida Five Part Test to Help Real Estate Sellers and Buyers Understand When a Seller Should Speak Up [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Excerpts from Required Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions blog by Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney

 

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Required Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions

By Aileen Torrens, Real Estate Closings, Transactions, & Litigation Attorney The purchase and sale of real property is a fast pace and time sensitive procedure. There are numerous players involved, including but not limited to: the buyers, sellers, realtors, title agents, lenders, and associations. While these players hold different and sometimes conflicting interests, they share one common goal: to get a deal to the closing table. However, if you find yourself in this race, don’t forget to take a moment and ensure that disclosures are sufficient under Florida Law and thoroughly review al...
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Florida Renters’ Security Deposits: Protecting Your Rights as a Landlord or Tenant

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By Gonzalo Macchi, Traffic Citations, Identity Theft, Consumer Finance, Collections, Family Law, Contracts, and Landlord/Tenant matters Attorney. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you know that the security deposit is an important part in the establishment of a landlord-tenant relationship. Read on for some important steps that both parties need to take in protecting their respective rights with regard to the security deposit.
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Seller Disclosure in Real Estate Transactions

By Real Estate Attorney Robert Nemrow, Members’ Title Services, Inc. Are you getting ready to put your home on the market? If so, you have many decisions to make; in fact some of the questions you might be asking yourself are: Should I retain a realtor to assist with marketing the property?
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Top 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Signing a Real Estate Purchase Agreement

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By Real Estate Attorney Robert Nemrow, Members’ Title Services, Inc. Whether you are buying a single family home, townhome or condominium, the one thing you cannot afford to overlook is the purchase agreement. This agreement between buyer and seller is a legally binding document that spells out what you are purchasing and the conditions the sale must meet. Therefore, it is important that you consider these recommendations prior to signing the agreement.
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