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Category: Real Estate Market

Third District Denies Title Insurance Claim

Village Carver Phase I, LLC v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co, 3D12-166 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013): Village Carver sought recovery…

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…

Bill to Reduce the Sales Tax on Commercial Leases

Senate Bill 176 has been filed by Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange). If passed by the Florida Legislature and…

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…

Keys to a Successful Luxury Real Estate Transaction: Part III

Part III: Closing If you take the time to be prepared, a closing should be simple and run smoothly. A…

The Transaction Broker Relationship

In Florida, residential real estate licensees may serve as a single agent, transaction broker, or maintain a no-representation status in…

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…

Types of Deeds in Real Estate Transactions

Deeds are used to convey title to real estate. An important aspect of a real estate transaction is the type…

South Florida Commercial Property Leasing Update

The South Florida Business Journal reported that over 3.6 million square feet of leases in South Florida commercial properties are…

Keys to a Successful Luxury Real Estate Transaction: Part II

Part II: Be Prepared for Closing After luxury real estate attorneys have reviewed the contract, a checklist of items required…