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Category: Housing Market

Luxury Waterfront Properties in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the “Venice of America” because of its expansive and intricate canal system. There are…

Real Estate Lawyers Perform Title Examinations

Title examination is a key component to a real estate transaction. A proper examination ensures the property is fit for…

Residential Real Estate Disclosures in South Florida Area

The doctrine of caveat emptor was the rule of law governing disputes from the sale of residential real property. Seller's…

High-End Home Flipping Increases

A Florida Realtors news article discussed RealtyTrac’s Q3 2013 Home Flipping Report. The Report indicated that Florida was second in…

Title Insurance in Florida

Florida Statute §624.608 defines title insurance as “[i]nsurance of owners of real property or others having an interest in real…

Real Estate Broker Rebates Benefit Consumers

Brokerage commissions should be established by a written listing agreement between the seller and their listing broker. The commission split…

Issue Created by Language Used in Deed Restrictions

Heleski v. Harrell, 2D12-4136 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013): The Heleskis began building a structure on their property without notifying or…

Jumbo Mortgage Rate Gap Closes

On August 9, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate jumbo mortgage was 4.69% . The average rate for a…

Luxury Real Estate Buyers Seek Waterfront Properties

South Florida is a top luxury real estate market. The Sun-Sentinel reported that last year Broward County posted 464 sales…

Local Real Estate Investors Compete with Large Investment Firms

Although investment firms are buying many of the distressed properties in South Florida, (see our article https://www.schecterlaw.com/investors-purchasing-distressed-florida-properties/) local real estate…