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UPDATE: Proposed Condo Law Fails To Pass In Wake Of Surfside Tragedy

Sun Mar 20, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

UPDATE: Proposed Condo Law Fails To Pass In Wake Of Surfside Tragedy

As we discussed in an earlier blog, the 2022 Florida State Legislature had before them a proposed law which would have created one of the strictest condo inspection and reserve funding requirements within the United States. The legislation was an attempt to prevent tragedies such as  the horrific Surfside, FL collapse last June, which raised issues of condo ownership, collective […]

Cost of Condo Ownership Likely to Rise Pending New Law In Wake of Surfside Tragedy

Mon Mar 7, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

Cost of Condo Ownership Likely to Rise Pending New Law In Wake of Surfside Tragedy

Currently, Florida lawmakers are about to pass on a bipartisan basis one of the strictest condo inspection and reserve funding requirements within the United States. The legislation is an attempt to prevent tragedies such as  the horrific Surfside, FL collapse last June, which raised issues of condo ownership, collective responsibility for condo maintenance and upkeep, and inadequate reserves. Picture courtesy […]

Paraquat, Parkinson’s, and the Latest Update

Tue Feb 8, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

Paraquat, Parkinson’s, and the Latest Update

Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Syngenta AG, and  Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, multi-national companies involved in chemical and agricultural products, are currently being sued over damages caused by paraquat dichloride, commercially known as Gramoxone. Only available to licensed applicators due to its lethalness, paraquat is a chemical compound used as a herbicide that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat has been […]

3M Lawsuit – New Year, New Record

Fri Feb 4, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

3M Lawsuit – New Year, New Record

American conglomerate 3M, who has manufactured safety and other equipment for a wide array of industries since 1902, is currently facing multi-district litigation in Florida over their sale of Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) to the U.S. Army. 3M’s legal battle in Florida has become the largest MDL in American history, and just one month in to 2022 it has shattered […]

What Does A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Have To Do With The South Florida Real Estate Market?

Mon Jan 31, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

What Does A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Have To Do With The South Florida Real Estate Market?

Whether Russia invades Ukraine has not only tremendous political but also global financial consequences. The United States has already threatened sanctions targeting Russia’s ability to send money throughout the world.  Perhaps the most far-reaching financial sanction would be to block folks in Russia the ability to use the internationally renowned and recognized Belgium based SWIFT system of payments that moves […]

Is Luxury Housing All About the Brand?

Wed Jan 26, 2022 by on Real Estate

Is Luxury Housing All About the Brand?

“Branded” housing is definitely in vogue in South Florida. In the luxury residential real estate market, purchasers seek brand names such as Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Porsche, and Aston Martin as they consider homes.   The number of hotel branded residences, for example, doubled from 2010 and 2020. Why? Such high-end residences provide an array of services, ranging from spas […]