What Documents Will I Need to Develop My Estate Plan?
Nobody really likes to think about what will happen after they’ve died, which is why so many people put off estate planning for as long as they can. Sadly, many of these people wait too long and end up passing away before they can write their wills.
Preserving Florida Wetlands from New and Old Threats
Florida boasts 1,197 statute miles of coastline, 2,276 statute miles of tidal shoreline, and an expanse of marshland (i.e. the Everglades) that includes a slow-moving river that reaches 60 miles wide and 100 miles long in the wet season.
Required Legal Forms for Buying or Selling Real Estate
For individuals looking to buy or sell property with the help of a real estate agent, making sure the necessary legal forms are completed is generally not a concern.
Short-Sales: 3 Tips For a Successful Purchase
A short sale can be a great way for patient buyers to save money on a house, while also offering economic relief to overburdened homeowners who don’t want to foreclose on their home.
Buying REOs: What to Know about Bank- Owned Properties
When a property is foreclosed on, a bank is required to offer the property at auction. Usually the auction is unsuccessful because the bank asks for the owed amount on the property.
Buying Auctioned Property: 3 Wise Warnings
Since the financial crisis of 2008, the real estate market has been flooded with foreclosures, short sales, and auctions.
Estate Planning Opportunities under the Tax Relief Act of 2010
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “Act”) was signed by President Obama on December 17, 2010. Temporary is the key theme since most of its provisions are temporary two year fixes that impact 2011 and 2012 only…
Understanding a Lease for your Next Rental Apartment or House
Whether renting a house or an apartment, you will likely be asked to sign a lease. This document lays out financial and behavioral expectations for both tenants and landlords.
5 Points to Consider Besides the Asking Price When Purchasing a Home
Successfully buying a home means navigating a sea of paperwork and regulations. A home contract is one of the longest commitments you will ever make…
Why It’s Important You Get a Home Inspection
Buying a home is stressful enough when everything is in order, why add to the uncertainty by skipping your home inspection? What looks like the dream deal on paper could easily turn into a nightmare if home buyers fail to get all the facts…