first time home buyers

First Time Home Buyer Real Estate Tips

When it comes to buying real estate, first-time home buyers may think they are at a disadvantage. If you have not bought your first home, your lack of experience could end up costing you thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Here is a look at some of the common real estate mistakes first-time home buyers must avoid.

Are you prepared for the 2018 hurricane season?

Hurricane season begins June 1st in Florida and early predictions are that this year will be as active as last. May is hurricane preparedness month and we have some tips to keep you and your home safe and secure.
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Real estate trends to watch for in 2018

These first several weeks of the new year have been enlightening and the following is a quick look at what the industry experts have to say about the trends promising to shape the 2018 real estate market.
foreclosure defense

Options For A Mortgage Foreclosure Defense From a Real Estate Lawyer

When dealing with a foreclosure, there are a few strategies that can be looked at when deciding what option is best for you.
homestead portability

Have you taken advantage of the Homestead Portability tax exemption?

In Florida, the Save Our Homes Amendment to the Florida Constitution prevents the assessed value of homestead property from increasing more than 3% per year, or the percent change in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is lower. 

THE FLORIDA HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ─ GENERALLY

Homestead exemptions are only available on an individual’s primary home. This exemption does not apply to businesses, rental property, second homes, homeowners claiming permanent residency-based exemptions or tax credits in other states, or homes with owners that do not claim Florida as their primary residence.
FAR BAR deadlines

Deadlines matter with financing contingencies under the new FAR/BAR

The new FAR/BAR contract forms, which came into effect in April, 2017 introduced a number of key changes. These include the revision of the financing contingency.

Protect your real estate transactions with these must have contract provisions

Purchasing real estate comes with a fair amount of risks and as such it's important for investors to draft a comprehensive real estate contract to mitigate those risks and protect their investment.
millennial home buyers

Millennials are the largest and most influential group of home buyers

Millennials are now the largest group of home buyers. If you’re not targeting this segment, you’re missing out on 40% of today’s homebuyers.

When good closings go bad: What you should know about wire fraud and other scams

Florida has plenty of white collar real estate criminals who attempt to make big money through scams.