Category Archives: REAL ESTATE

Business: Costs of Litigation (State Court)

It is essentially impossible to tell a client just how much a lawsuit will end up costing.  However, that does not mean you cannot have some idea of what to expect.   That is the purpose of this article. 

REAL ESTATE: Buying a Home in Someone Else’s Name

It is quite common for people to “borrow someone’s credit” or title a property in someone else’s name, and the reasons behind it are understandable enough.  The purpose of this article is to make you aware of the implications of buying a home in someone else’s name.

Real Estate Investment: Three Key Considerations for Foreign Investors

Conditions are perfect for foreign individuals and companies looking to diversify, move capital to a safe place, and/or establish a foothold in the US.  To invest successfully, these are the three basic principles to consider.

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: LLC vs. Land Trust

Investors are generally comfortable with LLCs, so they often miss out on the benefits of a land trust just because of unfamiliarity. This articles compares the two entities side-by-side, showing the similarities and differences.

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Business Law: Electronic Signatures

E-signing technology is becoming more and more prevalent, and there is no denying the convenience.  Affixing your signature with a simple tap on your phone screen is a beautiful thing.  After all, the alternative is to print the document, sign it, scan, and then email the scanned copy.  Sometimes you have to go find witnesses, and, if notarization is required . . . well, now you really got yourself a project.

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Real Estate: Florida Moratorium on Foreclosures & Evictions

The Governor’s latest Executive Order 20-180, extending the Florida moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, contains some carve-outs borrowers, tenants, lenders and landlords alike need to know about.

REAL ESTATE: LAND USE LAW

Every city and county in Florida is required to adopt a comprehensive plan that provides “the principles, guidelines, standards, and strategies for the orderly and balanced future economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development of the area that reflects community commitments to implement the plan.” Section 163.3177(1), Florida Statutes.

REAL ESTATE: OCWEN CLASS ACTION IN FLORIDA

Ocwen has been one of the biggest offenders what comes to servicing mortgages. It is time to fight back.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Florida Land Trust

I have always been fond of trusts generally and, when it comes to real estate investment, a land trust can be an ideal solution in many situations. The only real drawback is that a lot of people are unfamiliar with trusts and it takes a good deal of explaining to get them to the necessary comfort level. The purpose of READ FULL POST

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Where’s the Inventory???

There are a few different ways to find properties, each of which has pros and cons. We will start with the traditional methods and work our way progressively towards paths less traveled.