Home Buying Agent vs. Real Estate Attorney

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 […]

Foundation of the Procuring Cause Doctrine

The Penguin Club sat at the least-used end of Sunset Beach — a squat ring of solid poured concrete tents encircling a thatched cabana and a 12×14 poolette. It had the frantically cleaned and single coat-over-chipped-paint look of an aging property whose owner wanted out. Jim McGinty whistled as he drew himself out of his […]

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

The days may be getting shorter, but the home-shopping benefits are growing. Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re […]

5 Things to Look for in a Rental Listing

Lackluster listings abound — learn to cut through the clutter and spot the keepers. Whether you’re looking for an apartment, single-family house or townhome — and whether you’re in a city, the suburbs or a small town — be prepared to spend a lot of time online and even more time driving around to tour […]

Walk Through Rights During a Home Purchase

Walking through a property when the person may purchase the house may provide various rights to the individual touring the building with a real estate agent or another involved party. Knowing what rights exist could provide the person with the knowledge of when to pursue a legal case for injury or understand how to sue […]

When Landlords Can Evict In Florida: Lease Violations

Landlords often have questions regarding when they can evict non-paying or destructive tenants. If your tenants violate the terms of their lease, you may be wondering what recourse you have and whether you can evict them. The Residential Landlord-Tenant Act addresses this issue in Florida. A few years ago, Florida legislators amended the Residential Landlord-Tenant […]