Real Estate Closings

How Does a Landlord Prevent Liens by Tenant’s Contractors? Part 1

July 12, 2019 by

Florida landlords may protect their real estate from liens resulting from tenants’ improvements. To take advantage of Florida law and avoid liens and disputes with construction contractors and material suppliers, landlords must take the actions discussed below and in ...

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Boilerplate Language in Business and Real Estate Agreements: The Devil Really Is In the Details

June 10, 2016 by

Have you ever been at a real estate closing or presented with a long agreement containing language and terms you did not understand? Has anyone ever told you, "Don’t worry, it's just boilerplate"?

Boilerplate is a slang word used ...

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Dastardly Deed: Using Tricks to Take Your Money

March 17, 2015 by

The predators are at it again with yet another trick about obtaining a certified copy of the deed to one’s Homestead. The dictionary defines dastardly as cowardly, characterized by underhandedness or treachery. That definition perfectly describes what so-called businesses ...

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Real Estate Flip Could Become Tax Flop

November 4, 2014 by

A full-time real estate flipper, or what the IRS considers full-time, may not qualify for the lower capital gain tax rate and instead be taxed at the ordinary income tax rate. A real estate flipper buys real estate, rehabs ...

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