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Florida could become one of only a few states to permit remote online notarizations, a move that could encourage investments in real estate from out-of-state residents. The state Legislature recently passed a bill to legalize such notarizations, and the bill awaits the signature of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Once it takes effect, the bill would allow […]

Americans have a lot of options when it comes to where they live. Some live in condos so that they can have some of the benefits of the shared spaces and so they can have maintenance done for them. Others living in duplexes and other multi-home structures. Still others simply continue to rent apartments and […]

Tired of waiting for the completion of their new homes in a luxury condominium project in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, eight buyers have sued to get out of their contracts and be given a refund of their deposits. The lawsuits have been filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. The 320-unit project is at 300-330 Sunny […]

Buying a mobile home has been a solution for many Floridians over the years for retirees who want to downsize and lead a low-maintenance lifestyle and those looking for an affordable first home. A trend in the southern part of the state is changing things. When you buy a mobile home, you buy the structure […]

One of the great things about living in a Florida community with a homeowners association is you can feel confident nothing crazy will happen that will impact your property values. The neighbors across the street can’t paint the house purple with orange and black trim. The house next door can’t be turned into a rental […]

Even in the digital era, buying a home still results in printed paperwork when the sale is finalized. When you bought your property, you put the closing documents away in the filing cabinet, but your spring cleaning unearthed it. Do you really need to hang on to it after a few months or years, or […]

You can choose your house, but you can’t choose your neighbors. Even if you try to be a good neighbor, there may come a time when you run into trouble. For example, boundary disputes are common. While there may not be any way to prevent a boundary dispute, there are steps you can take to […]

Buying a home is one of the most exciting times of your life. Unfortunately, your good times can turn bad if you run into one setback after the next. As you inch closer to closing day, it’s important to pay close attention to the finer details of the property and your transaction. Here are some […]

Can zoning laws be enacted to allow Florida communities to keep residents from planting vegetable gardens or fruit trees in their front yards? The state Senate says no, recently approving legislation that would ban town and city officials from regulating front-yard vegetable gardens. The state House of Representatives will consider a similar measure. The bill […]

Many factors may motivate you to buy a house located in a homeowners association (HOA). You may like the idea of gaining access to amenities like a clubhouse or having block parties with neighbors. You may appreciate knowing that the value of your Melbourne home is protected by the aesthetic standards that they set. Although […]


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