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.

Florida homeowners can vote to cap property taxes on non-homestead properties

The House is set to vote to place a constitutional amendment on the '18 ballot that would hike the standard homestead exemption to $75,000.

Flood insurance isn't only for people who live near the water

The price of flood insurance is well worth the peace of mind. The loss of personal items is traumatic enough, there’s no reason to compound that with what is effectively the loss of your home if you don’t have the means to repair or replace it.

Important Hurricane Irma information from Amy Bogner at Office of Insurance Regulation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Following the landfall of Hurricane Irma,…

For Closure in Foreclosure: The Florida Supreme Court Accepts the Fourth District Court of Appeals Do-Ober.

Great news for investors and financial institutions alike! While…

Hurricane Irma Mortgage Relief

If you are a homeowner whose home or place of employment has been impacted by Hurricane Irma and your mortgage is owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae and you are suffering a financial hardship as result of Irma there is potentially help for you.