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Danger Zone- Buying Property at the Clerk's Foreclosure Auctions

By: Gary L. Davis, real estate lawyer in New Port Richey, FloridaMy clients purchased a mortgage foreclosure property from the courthouse. After their purchase, the homeowner’s association...

Sample Wire Fraud Warnings You Can Use

By: American Land Title Association, TitleNews Online ArchiveTitle professionals are encouraged to remind clients about the risk of wire fraud. To combat this problem, title and settlement companies have:

How Wire Fraud Starts

By: American Land Title Association, TitleNews Online ArchiveCriminals begin the wire fraud process way before the attempted theft occurs. Most often, they begin with a common social engineering technique...

Condominium and Homeowners Association Estoppel Certificates

By: Nishad Khan, Nishad Khan P.L., Orlando, FloridaCondominium and homeowners association estoppel certificates have been a popular topic in Tallahassee for the last couple of years and it appears that this...

The Race to the “Closing” Finish Line

By: Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law, Weston FloridaPreparing for a marathon race can only be accomplished with the right advice and preparation to help you overcome obstacles and reach the finish line. Buying a...

Unlicensed Practice of Law

By: Michael J. Posner, Esq., is a partner in Ward, Damon, Posner, Peterson & BleauRealtors and Community Association Managers provide valuable real estate services to sellers and buyers of real estate...

La razón cual todos los compradores de fincas raíces necesita consultar con un abogado especialista en bienes raíces en el cierre

De: Alexander G. Cubas, Esq., Alexander G. Cubas, P.A.Discusión de Victoria Moreno vs. First International Title, 176 So.3d 301.

Why every buyer needs a real estate attorney in any real estate closing

By: Ira B. Price, Esq., Ira B. Price, P.A. & Legal Title Services, Inc.Discussion of Victoria Moreno vs. First International Title, 176 So.3d 301.

CDDs: Confusing Development Dollars

By: Rene’ Rutan, Real Estate Council Relations Manager, Florida ARECSIf you have been shopping for a new home recently, as I have, you have undoubtedly discovered the Community Development District, or...

Foreign Buying Flipside

FIRPTA CHANGES – How much are you really making on your U.S. real property investments?By: Sarah Gulati, Esq.Prior to the PATH Act of 2015 (“Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes 2015&rdquo...

What is Title Insurance?

By: Rene’ Rutan, Real Estate Council Relations Manager, Florida ARECSTitle insurance is a mystery to most consumers and it really shouldn’t be. Confusion can often occur because lenders require...

Your Email is Being Watched = Your Clients Victimized: The Hack Story

By: Richard Zaretsky, Esq., Richard P/ Zaretsky P.A. Attorneys at LawThere are people out there that are looking for your email address but they are neither buyers nor sellers. Their goal is for YOU to help...

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