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Who Is Required to Attend Property Inspections?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The property inspection helps buyers understand if there are any underlying issues with the home or building. Who needs to be there? Whether you're a buyer or seller, the property inspection is a key part of the transaction process. Issues discovered during the inspection can impact decisions abo...

How Summary Administration Can Save You Time

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

This simplified probate process could save you and your family lots of time in probate court if the estate qualifies The probate process can make losing a loved one much more challenging and emotionally taxing. In Florida, the average probate process can take up to 12 months, while more complicat...

How Are Board Members Elected in My Association?

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

Did you know your association board election is an annual event? Your governing documents have the answers! Every HOA and condo association board is required to have meetings, including an annual meeting that serves as the association board election. The annual election meeting is the most import...

How Technology Can Improve Your Association

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many community associations find it challenging to incorporate the latest technologies. But doing so improves many areas of operations throughout the community. Some community associations have been slow to implement new technologies into their workflows. But the latest innovations can cause majo...

5 Common Zoning Issues You Need to Know

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Feb 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Zoning regulations dictate how a piece of land can be used, including whether residential or commercial properties can exist in a certain zone Something you may not think about often is the fact that zoning laws impact where people can live and where businesses can operate in your city or communi...

What Power Does My Florida Association Have?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here are the legal powers and requirements you need to know about for both you and your association Disputes do arise between homeowners and their HOA or condo associations. Whether arguing over paint color, pet, or fee, it's important to know how far your association can go, and what rights you ...

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...

Why Hire a Lawyer When Buying a Home?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Dec 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

You may not think a lawyer is necessary when buying a house, but having one on your side will ensure you are protected and avoid legal issues. Buying a house is no small life accomplishment. You've probably been saving up to make it a reality for a long time. If you're already paying a real estat...

How Can You Stop a Foreclosure?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Nov 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you're faced with losing a home, it can feel scary and overwhelming. These 5 strategies may help you avoid foreclosure. Going through a foreclosure is no small event. It takes a toll emotionally and financially, and you may feel like you have nowhere to go. While the number of foreclosures f...

What to Do When You Inherit a Home

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Nov 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Inheriting a house can be exciting, but make sure you take these steps to avoid financial or legal trouble in the process When a loved one passes, you may find yourself with a property that was left to you, or you and other family members. There are many complex emotions that you may be experienc...

5 Tips for First-Time Condo Buyers

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Buying a condo can be a smart first step into the real estate investment game For home buyers who aren't yet ready to commit to a single-family house, investing in a condominium can be a good way to get into the real estate investing game without going in over your head. If you're a first-time co...

Code Violations: How to Ensure Owner Compliance

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's not easy to get an entire community of homeowners to comply with all the rules and regulations of the association. Here are 4 steps you can take to encourage compliance One of the biggest challenges for homeowners' associations (HOAs) or condo associations is getting every resident within th...

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