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Category Archives: Real Estate

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Recovery of Costs in Real Estate Litigation

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As anyone who has participated in a civil lawsuit knows, civil litigation, including business litigation, can be expensive. If a case proceeds all the way from the original pleadings to trial, the parties on both sides should anticipate various costs and expenses beyond those paid or to be paid to lawyers. Some types of… Read More »

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New Construction Sales and Sales of Existing Homes – Recent Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic

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An increase in homebuilding during the COVID-19 pandemic – especially in coronavirus hot spot states (which currently include Florida) – may seem counterintuitive. Nevertheless, home construction companies are reporting significant increases in business, according to a recent news post on CNBC.  In addition, resales of existing homes are on the rise, according to another… Read More »

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Residential Evictions and Foreclosures in the Age of COVID-19

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Over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the daily lives of Americans, interrupting many of our social, economic and personal habits and routines. When it comes to the economic impact, some of South Florida’s most important industries have been faced with extreme challenges – ranging from the… Read More »

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Florida Condominium Law – “Deadbeat Lists” and the Consumer Collection Practices Act

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Does a condominium association violate the law by publicly posting the names of its financially delinquent property owners? Recently, that question was considered by the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, in the case of a condominium owner who, according to the condominium association, had been delinquent in paying condominium assessments. In… Read More »

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The Rise of Digital Real Estate Closings

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The COVID-19 pandemic has effected changes that cut across a wide swath of businesses. As of the middle of March, according to USA Today, among the industries that have been most adversely affected by the pandemic are: Gambling Airlines Hotels movie theaters live sports Cruises Shipping Automakers oil and gas Retail food service. Residential… Read More »

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Real Estate Markets and Coronavirus – Some Facts and Current Trends

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The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has created and continues to create unprecedented changes in and challenges to the ways we live our lives. Along with considerations that affect how we live our lives, the pandemic has affected where we live, especially for those seeking to buy, sell, or rent new homes. While the long-term effects… Read More »

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Landowners’ Dock Rights: Riparian and Littoral Rights Under Florida Law

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South Florida boasts spectacular waterways and offers coastal living at its best. In the Fort Lauderdale area, residents enjoy close proximity to the sea and can enjoy water recreation and relaxation all year long. Of course, some landowners live closer to the sea than others. For some of those landowners, who have direct access… Read More »

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Condominium Transfer Fees in Florida

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Moving into a new home involves many costs – some anticipated and some unanticipated – for both homeowners and rental tenants. Anticipated costs may include such items as relocation expenses and insurance. Other costs, such as renovation costs and expenses for new furnishings and fixtures, can be anticipated or unexpected. For any Florida condominium… Read More »

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Specific Performance for Contracts Concerning the Sale of Florida Real Property

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Specific performance is a method of remedy recognized in every state, as well as under federal law. Still, there are nuances in how specific performance must be asked for and proven, as well as when it will be legally awarded, which depends on specific state statutes and case law. For Florida purposes, specific performance pursues… Read More »

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FLORIDA PARTITION ACTIONS

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For over a hundred years entities and people have been investing in Florida real estate. From land speculators that purchase hundreds of acres of land at a clip and sit on them, to snow birds with one-bedroom beach or golf and tennis condominiums, there is and has always been and will always be a… Read More »

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