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Your Complete Guide to Mortgage Documents

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Nov 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Having these 5 mortgage documents on hand before you apply can streamline the approval process and make it easier to buy a home Purchasing a home or commercial property is a major step in anyone's life because it can help set you up for the future. The process can also be overwhelming because the...

7 Reasons to Get Seller Representation

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Don't try to sell your property alone. Hiring the right real estate attorney helps you take all the right steps to ensure a smooth closing process. Key takeaways:  There are many reasons to hire an attorney as a seller. An attorney can help with paperwork and ensure you avoid charges from th...

When Do I Conduct a Title Search in Florida?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Aug 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is a title search, and do you have to do one when buying a property? Here's why you should always work with a real estate attorney. Key Takeaways A title search tells you details about property ownership and its history, whether there are any claims or liens on the property, mortgage info...

What Should I Know About Real Estate Contracts?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jul 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Whatever role you have in a real estate transaction, you need to understand the agreement. Here is your guide. Key Takeaways Real estate contracts outline all terms of the transaction, including financing, price, contingencies, and closing information 5 important terms to watch for: ...

The How and Why Behind the COVID-19 Housing Boom

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | May 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 changed everything, including the real estate market. The unexpected boom in home sales has many homeowners wondering what's going on and how long it will last.  Key Takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic shelter mandates and more people working from home caused a severe drop in housing pri...

Are New Florida Residents Impacting Home Values?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Mar 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the economy and the real estate market, Florida's housing market continues to stay strong with an influx of new residents. Here's what else you need to know about home values and trends. Key takeaways Northerners have been flocking to Florida to buy home...

Do I Need a Lawyer to Sell My House?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Dec 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Selling your home? While it's not a legal requirement in Florida to hire an attorney, it's a good idea. Learn why you don't want to try to handle the process on your own. If you're selling a home in Florida, you are not legally required to hire a lawyer to assist with the process, though it is a ...

What Is a Municipal Lien Search?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jan 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Everything you need to know about ordering a municipal lien search and why it's recommended in Florida When you or your client is thinking about purchasing a property in Florida, an important step in the process is conducting a municipal lien search. These are especially crucial in foreclosures a...

Navigating the Real Estate Landscape in 2018

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Real estate tips and legal advice Laws and regulations have a way of changing on us just when we think we've learned all there is about owning property in Florida. If you're a member of a community association, which includes condo associations and homeowners' associations, there's, even more, to...

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

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jul 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 Frack, and maybe you don't know about them, either. So, let's st...

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