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RealEstateClosing

Are You Ready To Close On Your Real Property?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

A real estate closing can be a momentous, life-changing event for a person or a couple, particularly if it is their first time buying a home. However, it can be quite intimidating for the same reason, especially if you are trying to navigate the process alone. There are several different factors that go into… Read More »

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The Role Of A Home Inspection In Florida Real Estate

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When trying to conclude a residential real estate transaction in Florida, it is recommended (though not required) to have a home inspection performed before going to closing. A licensed, certified home inspector can do this, providing you with vital information about the state of the property, and may sometimes catch a defect of which… Read More »

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Real Estate & Probate In Florida

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When a person passes away, and their will is read, it is not uncommon for them to have left real property or land to one or more of their heirs. However, before the person’s heir can take possession of the property (or sell it, should they wish), the bequest usually has to go through… Read More »

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Woman Arrested & Charged Over Real Estate Scam

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

In May 2022, a woman from Loxahatchee was charged with multiple fraud crimes after she stole thousands of dollars in a real estate scam spanning six Florida counties. She listed properties for sale or rent without the residents’ knowledge, and then posed as both the owners and as a title agent in order to… Read More »

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RealEstateSale

Breach Of Contract In Florida Real Estate Sales

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Real estate transactions are often highly complex, with many moving parts. Each party is making a legally binding commitment to perform their part of the contract – but sometimes, one party will fail to do as they have promised. This is what is known as a material breach of the real estate contract, and… Read More »

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Short-Term Rentals In Florida Community Associations

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

With the continuing popularity of Florida real estate, both for relocation and for vacations, more and more people are renting out their homes and condos for short-term use. However, this is not done in a vacuum; short-term rentals may be godsends to unit owners, but they can be nightmares to the neighbors and to… Read More »

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Explaining Florida Real Estate Liens

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

A lien is a claim against a person’s assets that can be used to satisfy a debt. There are several different types of liens that may be levied on a piece of Florida property, but too often, an owner or prospective owner is unaware of a lien until they are forced to deal with… Read More »

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The Role Of A Property Management Company In Florida

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Approximately half of all Floridians live under either a homeowners’ association (HOA) or a condominium association, governed by their respective boards of directors. There are advantages to living in a community of this type; the association by-laws help to avoid potential disputes between neighbors and establish guidelines to keep the community’s “curb appeal” high…. Read More »

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Bad Outcomes & Scams In Florida Real Estate

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When you are looking to purchase real estate in Florida, it is a good idea to keep in mind that a host of professionals are available to help make that transaction easier. A knowledgeable realtor and a competent real estate attorney are only the beginning – many people get overwhelmed by just how many… Read More »

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HouseKeys

Florida Real Estate Transactions Can Be Affected By World Events

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

It is very common for the average person to forget that the world is interconnected, and that events across the world can affect what happens in their own backyard. Nowhere is this truer than in real estate – changes in politics or global economics can materially alter the landscape of real estate markets half… Read More »

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