Tag: Real Estate Law

February 13 Commercial Developers- Environmental Update-Sand Skink Season

If you have property that you are planning on developing, or obtaining development approvals, before March of 2019, in Lake, Polk, Marion, Highlands, Putnam, and portions of Orange and Osceola counties that meet the 3 criteria established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), i.e. location, soils, and above 80′ msl elevation, then you […]

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December 26 5% Down Payment on a Home Purchase will Not Last for Long!

In the past, it has been difficult for buyers to to get a mortgage without having a large down payment requirement.   Some available options this year and going into next are the Federal Housing Administration’s low down-payment program.  Now, banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and TD Bank are offering as low as 5 […]

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December 05 What is the Purpose of a Power of Attorney in Estate Planning?

There are many aspects to consider when planning your estate such as living wills, last will and testaments, trusts, beneficiaries, and so on. While all of these moving parts work together to create a successful estate plan, the power of attorney (“POA”) is one of the most significant of them all. This is because without this […]

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December 03 Sale Pending: Can I Still Make An Offer?

In the world of online real estate searches, it can be easy to fall in love with a house before realizing that the property reads “pending sale”. Many homebuyers see a listing and assume that the property is unavailable, when in actuality that may not be the case. “Sale pending” can mean a few different things […]

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November 22 Foreign Buying Flipside- Published in Orlando Realtor Magazine

We are honored that our very own Attorney Gulati’s Article on Foreign Buying Flipside was published in the Orlando Realtor’s Legal Resource Winter Edition. This Article discusses the FIRPTA withholding in Real Estate Transactions. To read more click here.

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February 06 Can Past Due HOA Fees Become Personal Debts?

Homeowners Associations (“HOA”) can seek personal judgments against property owners if they are past due on Association fees. HOA’s can seek liens on the property and even foreclose, but they can also come after a property owner personally. In Florida, a HOA Lien is stronger than the Florida Constitution’s homestead protection, allowing a HOA to […]

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