As we all know, real estate is affected by the stock market. The stock market has been rallying, except for last week when the market had one of its worst weeks in several years. In addition, bond prices fell, signaling the rise of interest rates. Economists have forecasted that the Fed will likely increase interest rates from three to four […]
Category: Real Estate Law
What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Means for Northern and South Florida Real Estate As we stated in our previous blog post, the new administration has been eager to execute new changes to the tax code. With the tax bill now passed, what changes will be implemented and how will they affect the residential real estate market? […]
Thinking of Adding a Home to Your Holiday List? With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are spending money, and many may be seeking to purchase residential real estate, either due to relocation, downsizing, or a first purchase. Whatever the reason, it’s no secret that there is a critical shortage of affordable homes on the market. Because […]
A recent property management report released in Forbes illustrates the use of robots providing guided home-showings online, aiding property managers by providing potential tenants with a quick and easy way to view real estate properties. As though we were watching an episode of The Jetsons, robots are now offering guided tours online. Once given access, pre-qualified tenants are able to […]
You Can’t Sell A House That Is Underwater. South Florida’s Coastal Homeowners Facing Climate Change Disaster Threat.
With all the discussion regarding the real estate market’s volatility, one scenario has been largely overlooked especially with the implications it would have on South Florida. A recent article by Bloomberg shed more light on the detrimental effect rising sea levels would have on South Florida coastal homeowners. Having represented thousands of underwater homeowners, we take the threat of being […]
Preparing for a marathon race can only be accomplished with the right advice and preparation to help you overcome obstacles and reach the finish line. Buying a home is analogous to the kind of preparation needed to reach the finish line. Having your real estate professional team prepare and coach you in order to avoid hurdles and make the […]
As very few probably know, including myself until recently, the House of Representatives has passed an early holiday gift for taxpayers concerning real estate. It is also expected that the Senate and President will follow suit in the near future. Ironically; however, it is too little, too late.
Gov. Rick Scott signs fast-foreclosure bill into law. Members of opposition grops have had discussions about challenging the law as unconstitutional and asking the courts to delay its implementation until it receives judicial review.