New owner doesn’t meet condo’s age restriction (8/28/2014)
Real estate Q&A: A unit in a 55-plus condo sells through foreclosure to a young couple with children and they move in. Is that legal? What can be done?
Real estate Q&A: Seller wants to delay closing (8/21/2014)
The seller just found out that his next home won’t be ready for another month, and the buyer really wants the property. What are their options?
Florida Bar to study gay marriage property law (8/15/2014)
Gay-marriage bans are collapsing nationwide, so the Florida Bar created a committee to study how state real estate and probate laws impact same-sex couples.
Real estate Q&A: Who gets foreclosure money? (8/14/2014)
An owner allowed an investment property to be foreclosed, but rising real estate values now make the sale price higher than the amount owned on the mortgage.
Legal questions a hot topic at REBarCamp (8/13/2014)
Florida Realtors’ top lawyer led an “ask me anything” legal session today. Margy Grant covered “coming soon” listings, power of attorney, service animals, more.
Use security deposit for rent? (8/7/2014)
Real estate Q&A: A tenant wants to use her security deposit to pay one month’s rent, but an agreeable landlord must follow Florida rules to do so.
Breaking do-not-call rules? It’s expensive (8/6/2014)
In July, do-not-call complaints topped the list of calls to Fla.’s consumer helpline. Overall, Fla. initiated 273 investigations, arrested 6 and recovered $523K.
CFPB clarifies how same-sex ruling affects lending (7/15/2014)
RESPA and other national finance/lending laws will cover same-sex couples legally married in another state but living in a non-marriage state, such as Fla.
FAA subpoenas real estate firms that use drones (7/2/2014)
Brokers and agents cannot operate drones for listing photos without a commercial license, the FAA says, and it recently took steps to enforce that position.
Many renters, landlords don’t understand rental laws (3/11/2014)
Zillow survey: On average, renters (47%) and landlords (50%) were wrong as often as they were right when asked about their rights and responsibilities.
A residential contract rider changing (11/22/2011)
Comprehensive Rider C (Seller Financing) to the Residential Contract For Sale and Purchase changes slightly on Nov. 29.
Florida Realtors adds or updates forms (3/16/2011)
Four are new; three are updated; one is DBPR, and all are now available through Form Simplicity and other vendors.