Legal News Archive

Do not let Hurricane Ian cause additional damage. The Florida Constitution gives state homeowners protection from creditors with respect to their homestead.

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One out of five real estate pros say they avoid any type of interaction with an appraiser because they think it’s against the rules. But they’re wrong. And sometimes they should.

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Unless a contract states that a copy of an escrow deposit must be sent to the seller, there is no legal obligation for a buyer or their agent to do so. You can politely ask for a copy of the check, but nothing in Fla. law or the contract requires it.

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Lawyers and advocates want a presidential executive order tying yearly rent increases to inflation. It’s just an idea right now, but the White House agreed to meet with them.

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Not all homes have accessibility options for disabled buyers, but some tweaks could help. Of all HUD’s discrimination complaints, 60% are related to disabilities.

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A Federal Housing Finance Agency study of 47M appraisals found that comparable homes in white areas appraised as much as twice as high as homes in Black areas.

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After a buyer submitted an offer, the listing broker asked the cooperating broker to accept a lower commission than the amount in the MLS. The cooperating broker agreed – and then filed an ethics complaint. What does the Code say about this?

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