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What Happens to Pending Sales if Agents Leave?

Lots of confusion over this one: What happens to an associate’s pending transactions if they depart one brokerage to work for another – do they stay with the original broker or transfer? Fla. law doesn’t offer rules, so it’s important to have a plan.

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Studies find rent control is a short-term solution that creates long-term problems. Florida Realtors has filed a lawsuit against Orange County to block a proposal.

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A homeowner had a falling out with a next-door neighbor, but it didn’t end there. He now has a floodlight directed into his home and sees other irritating behaviors.

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Discrimination tends to find loopholes. In the 1960s, Blacks bought homes using a land contract – but sellers held the deed and could evict for one missed payment.

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New Fla. condo safety standards raise the bar for about 2M owners and set an extremely short timeline – and there may not be enough engineers to get the job done.

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An abandoned condo unit could have problems that impact other owners, like mold, but how can a condo board find out if it can’t contact the absent owner?

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The FTC alleges the iBuyer used “misleading and deceptive information,” and its sellers “made thousands of dollars less” than they could have via a traditional listing.

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U.S. housing discrimination has a long history, from redlining to VA loan policies. But if legal problems are solved, would an adequate housing supply do the rest?

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Lots of confusion over this one: What happens to an associate’s pending transactions if they depart one brokerage to work for another – do they stay with the original broker or transfer? Fla. law doesn’t offer rules, so it’s important to have a plan.

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Dear Shannon: If a Realtor sells a home they also own, are they still subject to the obligations of the Code of Ethics? What if a Realtor isn’t acting on behalf of others in the transaction?

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Clients want to add a simple clause to a contract? It isn’t always simple. When parties add short clauses to their contracts, there can be pitfalls if the clause lacks detail.

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