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Executive Order: Broward County Realtors

On Monday, March 30, Broward County issued Executive Order 20-04 (effective Tuesday, March 31) to clarify the types of real estate sales and real property title services that are allowed to occur in-person as opposed to remotely or electronically. Per Executive Order 20-04, in-person appraisals, inspections, surveys, or other in person required activities (as expressly required by written agreement) […]

How COVID-19 Affects Residential Sales or Purchases Under the FAR BAR Contract

It’s still business as usual, albeit remotely, here at Becker and Association Title Services.  Our team is diligently working to close each transaction in a timely manner utilizing the latest technology and our vast resources. Interest rates are lower than ever and it is a great time to buy or refinance (side note: ATS also […]

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 […]