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How to Buy Your First House

How to Buy Your First House

Purchasing your first home is something that you will never forget and it may well be one of the most important decisions that you make in your lifetime.

Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney by Your Side

An interest in land is called real estate. The term interest the method by which a person deals with land. The person may own land, buy land sell land or lease land. All these terms show that the person has an interest in land. The transaction made to make the interest in land legal is called a real estate contract and once the contract is recorded in government records the person gets title to the land.
Power of Attorney Pitfalls & Pointers FAQ's

Power of Attorney Pitfalls & Pointers FAQ’s

Recently I’ve come across several “durable powers of attorney” prepared by lawyers who do not regularly practice in estate planning or elder law. In some instances, the power of attorney does not allow the agent to perform certain acts that the principal intended; in others, improper execution renders the document entirely invalid. Presumably, this is because the preparer of the power of attorney is not familiar with the major overhaul Chapter 709 of the Florida Statutes underwent in 2011.
If A Seller’s Broker Could Be Liable To Purchaser For Fraudulent Non-Disclosure In A Residential Sale, Would A Transaction Broker And/Or A Buyer’s Broker Also Be Liable

When is a Transaction Broker Liable?

The opinion of Goodman v. Rose Realty West, Inc., 193 So.3d 86 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016) indicates that a seller’s real estate agent’s knowledge of defects that materially affect the value of the property which were not readily observable and not disclosed to the buyer could make the seller’s broker for whom the agent worked liable to the buyer.

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