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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: LLC vs. Land Trust

People generally understand and are 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.

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: Part II – Structuring the 1031 Exchange

Pitfalls of the 1031 exchange

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, there are three basic principles to consider.

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: Buying a Home in Someone Else’s Name

Dangers of using someone else’s name when purchasing real estate

Premium Processing – Business Visas

Premium processing is a expedited service offered by the USCIS for certain visa types.  There is an extra charge, which adjusts from time to time (currently $1,440).  The advantage of premium processing is that you will get a response to the application within 15 days. 

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ROAD MAP: Spousal Petition

Here is an overview of the spousal petition process that we provide our clients. Hopefully, you will find the step-by-step explanation helpful, and maybe even become a client yourself. : ) Document Preparation The first step is collecting documents and information from you, so we can prepare the various forms involved.  In a typical spousal petition, the following forms will READ FULL POST

IMMIGRATION: Change of Status from B-1/B-2 to F-1

Readers interested in converting their B-1/B-2 visa to an F visa in order to study in the US should read this article first.