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Buying or Selling Residential Property in the wake of Hurricane Irma

There are a number of provisions within our standard real estate contracts which most buyers, sellers and real estate professionals typically give little to no thought to. In fact, most attorneys will gloss over certain provisions when making modifications to the contract. In the wake of Hurricane Irma these provisions become critical and will govern […]

FAR/BAR 4/17 CONTRACT ISSUE

Imagine for a moment that you are working with a buyer. You find them a home. Buyer and seller agree on price and terms and go under contract. In this hypothetical your buyer also has to sell their current home, therefore you use the V. SALE OF BUYER’S PROPERTY addendum, which is the correct addendum […]

Agent Tip of the Week: March 8, 2017

As you may be aware, the changes to the FAR/BAR Residential Contract (both the “AS-IS as well as “NON-AS-IS” versions) will go into effect April 4, 2017. While full redline versions are attached below: Residential Contract For Sale And Purchase “AS IS” Residential Contract For Sale And Purchase The change which will have the most […]

Agent Tip of the Week: Open Permits and Title Insurance

One of the hallmarks of Association Title Services is our Real Estate Agent Educational Enhancement Program. This program was developed for our loyal following of real estate agents who are continuously seeking to enhance their customer base through the educational enhancement offered by our attorneys. As part of our program, we present you with the […]

It’s Homestead Application Time Again in Florida

All legal Florida residents are eligible for Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots if they qualify. A Florida resident is entitled to receive Homestead Exemption on a property if, as of January 1st, that property is the resident’s permanent home. Permanent residence is determined by January 1 of […]

Are you Subject to a FinCEN Targeting Order?

A FinCEN Targeting Order has Been Extended to Cash Purchases of Residential Property in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward Counties for $1,000,000 or more by a Legal Entity In January of this year the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), issued a Geographic Targeting Order (“GTO”) which requires offices and agents of various title insurance underwriters to collect […]