Florida attorney Jim Brown discusses the white-hot real estate market and gives his insight on what has caused it and when it will come to an end.
Cybercrime can be devastating to real estate professionals and their clients. The following checklist offers some best practices to help you curb the risk of cybercrime. Because data protection and cybersecurity laws differ across the country, NAR recommends that you work with an attorney licensed in your state to help you develop cybersecurity-related programs, policies, […]
Closing a real estate deal between the buyer and seller is a delicate process that requires paperwork, walk-throughs, and other professionals to progress the sale along. If the property suffers physical damage before the closing completes, it is important to know what is responsible to repair it or to ensure the home receives all due […]
Florida attorney Jim Brown goes over the rules of team and group advertising at your brokerage. The controlling rules can be found at Florida Administrative Code R. 61J2-10.026 and Florida Statute 475.
Florida attorney Jim Brown talks about the basic mechanics of 1031 like-kind exchanges and explains what it means to “defer” taxes.
The Statute (FL Stat 553.79) controlling the closure of open permits was revised October 19, 2019.
Information for Buyers In some situations sellers will have several competing purchase offers to consider. Sellers have several ways to deal with multiple offers. Sellers can accept the “best” offer; they can inform all potential purchasers that other offers are “on the table”; they can “counter” one offer while putting the other offers to the […]
Florida attorney Jim Brown answers the frequent question asked by realtors, “My homeowner wants to rent their property, when will their homestead benefit go away?”
Purchasing a home will likely be the largest and most significant transaction of your life, which is why many people choose to hire a real estate agent to assist in the search and negotiate on their behalf. Real estate agents generally fall into two categories: home buying agents and home selling agents. Home buying agents […]
So you’ve decided to take the big step of buying a home. It’s probably the biggest purchase and most expensive investment you’ll ever make. But it’s not a simple process. There are a lot of laws that are specific to real estate, with which most people aren’t acquainted. Just like hiring a real estate agent […]