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What Is A FAR-BAR Contract?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

The process of buying and selling a house in Florida is a fairly standard process in most cases, but there are still many details that can be missed without the right help. In order to help facilitate easier real estate transactions, the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR) and the Florida Bar teamed up to… Read More »

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Clearing Up Florida Real Estate Boundary Disputes

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Boundary disputes between neighbors are much more common than one might imagine, and they can be quite acrimonious if neither party is willing to budge. It is possible for boundary disputes to be resolved amicably, but if this becomes unlikely, it is crucial that you be aware of your rights and responsibilities with regard… Read More »

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RElaw

What Is Adverse Possession?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

One never imagines that they could lose their land, or a part of it, through no fault of their own. However, a doctrine recognized in Florida law – and in most other states’ law as well – called adverse possession provides a loophole through which someone can take possession of your land if certain… Read More »

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Dealing With Real Estate Fraud In Florida

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

The real estate market in Florida is experiencing an upturn as of this writing, but with more activity can come more fraud. Unfortunately, not every realtor, buyer, and seller in the market will be ethical and act appropriately – fraud and misrepresentation are common, to the point where the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation… Read More »

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Force Majeure And The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

The COVID-19 pandemic is slowly but surely reaching its middle, but the fact remains that every aspect of life has been altered during its existence. Real estate is no exception; too many transactions have been terminated or rescinded outright due to the illness or long-term incapacity of a buyer or seller. Depending on the… Read More »

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PropertyLien

Judgment & Involuntary Liens On Florida Real Property

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

A lien is defined as a claim on another person’s property that exists because of an unpaid debt relating to that property. It forms what is called an encumbrance on property until the debt no longer exists – in other words, if you have a lien on your property, you cannot sell it without… Read More »

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The Florida Homestead Exemption

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When someone purchases property or real estate in Florida, they are usually given the opportunity to apply for what the law calls a homestead exemption. Florida’s tax laws are extremely favorable to homeowners, and the state’s homestead exemption is a status which allows you to escape some of what might be a heavy tax… Read More »

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The Evolution Of Real Estate Transactions During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

The general procedure for buying and selling real estate can often be a complex process, especially when there are potential issues before closing. That said, the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on normalcy in 2020, and industry has had to adapt. One significant change in Florida law that has already made… Read More »

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HouseKeys

Need To Quiet Your Florida Title?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

When two parties agree to go through with a Florida real estate transaction, there are certain guarantees that each party has to make to the other. One of those that the seller must guarantee is that there is no cloud on the property’s title, meaning that there are no potential issues that could prevent… Read More »

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Boundary Disputes In Florida Real Estate Litigation

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

There are several different reasons why boundary disputes between neighbors might occur – though most of the time, property owners will add fences or other landscaping features to their land over a period of years and it will simply be accepted out of ignorance or complacency. However, a legal boundary is a legal boundary,… Read More »

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