What Are the Responsibilities of a Financial Power of Attorney?

A financial power of attorney (POA) plays an integral role in taking care of a loved one. The POA must make key financial decisions on behalf of the loved one when they’re incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions on their own. People will often select a POA who they know has the financial knowledge and capacity to handle the role, but it’s important to know what the legal responsibilities are and what curveballs may come your ...
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What Happens to Abandoned Property After Eviction in Florida?

When landlords and homeowners are forced to evict problem tenants, the issues often don’t end when the tenant vacates the property. Some Florida landlords deal with leftover damage, cleaning, and, in some cases, leftover personal property. This becomes an issue because not only will time and effort be wasted taking care of items left behind – the landlord must also know the proper Florida statutes that apply to the abandoned items before ...
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What Options Do I Have After Foreclosure in Florida?

Nobody wants to be forced out of their home and onto the street. It’s a nightmare scenario for every family, but Florida foreclosures are a continued challenge as families struggle to grasp the woeful economy. The idea of having to rip our family from the roots we’ve laid down can be alarming, but foreclosure doesn’t mean you need to get out tomorrow and you may even get help covering relocation costs. Your options ultimately depend strongly ...
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It’s Not Too Late to Recover Your Condominium Deposit

Look, we fully understand why the current Florida real estate market is forcing many buyers into bad situations. We all need a place to live, but it can be hard to navigate a market where sellers are jacking up prices and new developments are nearly impossible to get into. We frequently hear from clients who signed pre-construction contracts on condominiums and put down large deposits to land a home. This is a common and logical step to secure ...
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Why a Loan Modification Could Be Right for You

Loans play an integral role in our society. Institutions front people with money to help them secure assets and necessities to help them prosper day-to-day and build the lives they want and need. However, the loans will need to be paid back and oftentimes we bite off a bit more than we can chew or we need to adjust our finances to open new doors. Whether you want to lower monthly payments to free up cash flow or are feeling overwhelmed by the ...
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Don’t Get Scared Away by a “Buyer’s Market” or “Seller’s Market”

The Florida real estate market remains one of, if not THE, hottest real estate market in the country. People want to be a part of the Sunshine State and take advantage of the many benefits of living here. After a raucous 2021 on the market, 2022 got off to a similar start. Now, we’re seeing signs the bubble could be bursting in the housing market. But, what does that mean for you? People constantly throw out the terms “buyer’s market” or ...
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How Your Age Impacts Your Estate Plan

Historically, estate planning has been viewed as a service for the elderly to get their assets and money in order before they’re gone. The thinking is you don’t really need to think too far ahead when you’re younger, but we’re finally reaching a point where more and more young people are getting involved in the process. Estate planning is for EVERYONE. Adults at any point in life should be planning their estate because we simply cannot always ...
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What is a Quiet Title Action?

If you’re new to real estate you may have never even heard of a “Quiet Title Action.” Even if you’ve been in the business for a long time, maybe you’ve never actually dealt with this. Regardless of your experience, it’s important to know what a Quiet Title Action is and what it could mean for you. In a way, the term is self-explanatory. The action is an attempt to quiet a dispute with a title. One or more parties can request this process for ...
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Are You Owed a Foreclosure Surplus Refund?

The foreclosure process can be exhausting and a bit demoralizing. You’ve worked hard to secure a property and pay off the mortgage, but we understand sometimes the process doesn’t go as planned. However, the foreclosure process could give you a surprising financial boost in the form of excess funds after the foreclosure sale. How do you know if you’re eligible and how does the process play out? Determining excess amount The foreclosure ...
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Closing: Understanding the Final Step of a Real Estate Process

If you’re reading this because you’re about to enter the closing process of a piece of Florida real estate you’ve been wanting to buy or sell: congratulations! This is a big moment and it’s important to understand the next steps which will wrap everything up for everyone involved. The closing process is the final chance for all parties involved to dot their t’s and cross their i’s, so before you throw on “Closing Time” by R.E.M., make sure you ...
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