Disputing with Your Homeowner Association?

Here’s what you need to know about disagreements with your Homeowner Association If you recently purchased a home that is part of a homeowner association (HOA), you may worry that you won’t align with the HOA board on everything. These… Read More

What You Need to Know About Florida’s AS IS Real Estate Law

AS IS doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with the home If you’re buying or selling a piece of real estate in the state of Florida, you’re likely going to see the contract written on what’s known as the FAR/BAR Contract…. Read More

Why You Should Survey Your Florida Property

Surveying your property prevents unforeseen problems Unless you’re selling your property, knowing the precise dimensions of your boundaries probably doesn’t seem too important, especially if you like your neighbors. However, that’s exactly the reason to engage a survey – to… Read More

Quit Claim Deeds: The Fastest Way to Transfer Property Between Trusted Parties

Let’s examine the complete process from preparation to filing Of the three major deed forms in real estate, the quit claim deed is the most precarious. Such a deed could mean everything or nothing depending on the validity of a… Read More

What You Should Know About Deed-Restricted HOA Communities

You’re going to be subject to certain rules and regulations. They’re not meant to prevent you from enjoying your home and property, but they might restrict certain freedoms you might want to keep – such as the right to own… Read More

What You Need to Know About Florida’s Real Estate Doc Stamps

Florida real estate law includes doc stamps — here’s what that means Doc stamps are taxes. In Florida, these taxes are most commonly levied on real estate transfer documents, mortgages, and other promissory notes. Responsibility for this tax varies by… Read More

There’s Frick and Frack…but Who Is FREC?

The Florida Real Estate Commission was created to make sure that real estate professionals and the public work together. You know what they say about assuming things – so, first things first. We did pose the question about Frick and… Read More

Florida Landlords Can’t Help Themselves When It Comes to Evicting Tenants

In Florida, it’s illegal for landlords to lock out tenants, displace their possessions, turn off their utilities, or engage in other hands-on eviction measures. Florida law has been criticized for heavily favoring the tenant. Regardless, the law that’s on the… Read More

KPIs: They Work for Community Associations, Too

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. The process of measuring and managing is easy if you do it with key performance indicators. “Good grief! We’re a community association, not a Fortune 500 Company.” It’s what you might be thinking after… Read More

Navigating Florida’s Real Estate Referral Law

5 things you didn’t know about Florida’s confusing referral fee law According to Florida statute Section 475.25(1)(h), if you’re not a licensed real estate broker, broker associate, or sales associate—it’s illegal, in Florida, for any such entities to share, or… Read More


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