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Redefining Home: Alternative Housing Options

Mon Jan 23, 2023 by on Real Estate

Redefining Home: Alternative Housing Options

As more and more people search for affordable homes, housing start-ups such as Boxabl offer an alternative to “traditional” housing. Boxabl provides mass produced building construction for small ADUs (or Accessory Dwelling Units). For instance, their Casita product, a 375 ft ADU is delivered on a regular flatbed trailer, unfolded, and apparently set up as a complete home in two […]

Home Purchaser’s Change of Mind: Can You Get Out of a Real Estate Contract?

Thu Jan 12, 2023 by on Florida Real Estate

Home Purchaser’s Change of Mind: Can You Get Out of a Real Estate Contract?

With increased interest rates and high home prices cooling the housing market, there are some homebuyers who have had a change of mind or “buyer’s regret” after executing a real estate contract. The question is how may a home purchaser get out of the real estate contract? Real Estate Contingencies Homebuyers have certain periods of time in which to get […]

Post Surfside Tragedy: Effects of New Condo Requirements

Post Surfside Tragedy: Effects of New Condo Requirements

After the horrific collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside, the Governor signed into law that structural inspections are required of most condos over 30 years old, or 25 years old if located within three miles of the coast.  Reports of these inspections must be presented to condo owners, condo associations, and local municipalities. If the inspections show major structural […]

Florida: The Fastest Growing State and The Real Estate Market

Mon Dec 26, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

Florida: The Fastest Growing State and The Real Estate Market

According to a 2022 Census report, Florida now is the fastest-growing state for the first time since 1957 and the third largest state besides California and Texas. Florida’s population increased by 1.9% to 22,244,823 between 2021 and 2022. Since 1946, Florida’s percentage increase in population has fluctuated but remained positive. The advent of air conditioning in the 1950s brought increased […]

Are Foreclosures Necessary to Creating a Healthier Housing Market?

Are Foreclosures Necessary to Creating a Healthier Housing Market?

Foreclosures and Loosening Credit: Reevaluating Risk In a perfect world, there would be no foreclosures, as people would have enough resources to make their monthly mortgages. We all can agree that the substantial number of foreclosures during the Great Recession was painful (some estimates indicate that 3.8 million homeowners lost their home to foreclosure from 2007 to 2010); however, the […]

Homeowner Benefit Agreements

Mon Dec 5, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

Homeowner Benefit Agreements

Who Really Benefits? Homeowner Benefit Agreements are a type of controversial residential listing agreement between the homeowner and a real estate broker. For an upfront fee paid by the real estate broker to the homeowner, these agreements provide that the real estate broker will be the exclusive listing agent for the future sale of the homeowner’s property and shall be […]

A Personal Special Thanksgiving Message

Fri Nov 18, 2022 by on Holiday Wishes

A Personal Special Thanksgiving Message

As it is the firm’s annual tradition, we wish to take a moment and reflect upon those things for that we are thankful. Foremost, we are continually thankful for each other, good health, and for the freedom we enjoy by living in our great nation. This Thanksgiving, the words “thanks” and “giving” continue to bring new meaning. For one, we […]