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Florida Real Estate Case Law Review

Residential Restrictive Covenant – Neighbor Veto Leamer v. White,40 Fla. L. Weekly D283 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015)   The Whites and the Leamers lived in adjoining luxury Florida waterfront townhomes. The Florida townhomes are subject to a declaration of covenants, conditions, restrictions and easements. The restriction that

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Florida Real Estate Case Law Review

Beltway Capital, LLC v. The Greens COA, Inc., 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2540 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)   Beltway filed a mortgage foreclosure suit on a condo unit, naming the unit owner and the condo association. Beltway purchased the unit at the foreclosure sale. The condo association

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Florida Real Estate Misunderstandings

There is a lot of confusion regarding attorneys and the perception of their role when a buyer is purchasing or a seller is selling a house or other property in Miami or anywhere else in Florida. Below is a summary of several common misunderstandings related to the

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Florida Closing Costs

When purchasing a home in Miami or anywhere else in South Florida there are numerous fees, costs and expenses which get allocated between the buyer and the seller on the closing statement (or HUD-1 Settlement Statement). These items are called closing costs and are typically allocated according

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Florida Dragnet Lending Clauses

Due to the commercial real estate market in Florida, we have seen an increase in loan workouts/modifications and foreclosures involving commercial real estate in recent years. One clause that all Florida lenders and/or Florida commercial real estate land owners should be aware of is the dragnet clause

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The EB-5 Visa Program: Raising Capital for Florida’s Commercial Real Estate Market

The Immigrant Investor Program also known as the EB-5 visa is a federal program which allows foreign nationals to secure a permanent U.S. residency in exchange for investing in job creating ventures, including commercial real estate development.The EB-5 visa was created by Congress in 1990 in an

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Florida Commercial Eviction Procedure

Commercial evictions in Florida are highly complex and technical and require strict compliance with the procedures governing same set forth in the Florida Statutes as further developed by applicable case law. Although some commercial landlords attempt to process Florida commercial evictions themselves, it is advisable to engage

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Why Every Buyer Should Have a Real Estate Lawyer When Purchasing a Home

Buying a home for many people may at first appear to be a fairly simple matter but once a person has experienced the process of buying a house they quickly learn that there is more involved than simply finding the right property, signing the purchase and sale

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