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Category Archives: Real Estate (Commercial And Residential)

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What To Do When You’re Facing Deadlines In Your Real Estate Contract

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you take a look at your real estate contract, you will notice that a number of deadlines need to be met, before closing can happen. There are deadlines for surveys, for inspections, for loan approvals, for notices, and for a handful of other events. But what happens when a deadline can’t be complied… Read More »

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Consider A 1031 Exchange If You’re Buying Or Selling Real Estate

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

It’s no secret that buying and selling properties can be very profitable. Many people make good money buying properties, improving on them, perhaps renting them out for a bit, before selling them at a profit. But many people who do this kind of real estate investing forget one thing: Income. Government Wants Its Piece… Read More »

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What Is A Quiet Title Lawsuit?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When you purchase property, a complete title search will be done. That title search ensures that whoever is selling the property to you, actually owns the property, and thus, can legally transfer the title to you. This is done by looking into a number of sources, but mostly through public records searches. The search… Read More »

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Who Needs A Real Estate Survey? You Do, If You’re Buying Property

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

During the closing process, you may hear that your property needs to be surveyed. Many of us already know that a survey measures the boundaries of your home. That may seem a bit redundant or even useless—after all, there are no border disputes on the property, and nobody is arguing about where your property… Read More »

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Could You Lose Your Home To A Trespasser?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Did you know that it is legally possible for you to lose your home, without ever selling it, or having it foreclosed on, or taken by creditors? It’s called adverse possession, and although rare, it does happen, and it can result in you losing your property rights. How Does Adverse Possession Happen? Adverse possession… Read More »

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Using A Life Estate To Avoid Probate

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When we transfer real property, we often think of it in terms of just buying or selling. But there are other forms of transferring your property which can have a benefit to you now as well as after you pass. One way, which can also help you avoid probate, is the “life estate.” Splitting… Read More »

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More And More Buyers Are Backing Out Of Real Estate Contracts

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Although the real estate market is still hot, there are signs of slowdowns. One such sign is the rate at which people are canceling their home purchase contracts. According to a recent article, that rate is on the rise. Numbers Show Increases According to the Sun-Sentinel, just over 20% of pending home sales were… Read More »

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What Is An Action For Ejectment?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you own property that someone else rents, and they do not pay the rent, you can evict them for nonpayment, or for violating the terms of the lease. But often someone is in our property, when there is no actual lease. They may have been on or in your property, at first, with… Read More »

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Situations Where You Really Should Have A Real Estate Attorney

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Real estate attorneys can be a huge help when you are buying or selling a home. Even the “easiest” closing can encounter unexpected hurdles or obstacles. But there are some situations that should tell you, from the very start, that there’s a good chance you will need a real estate attorney. These situations don… Read More »

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What Does A Real Estate Agent Have To Disclose To The Buyer?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Let’s say that you are selling your property. No property is perfect; every piece of real estate has some little quirk or problem that needs attending to. But when you sell a home do you have to disclose every little potential problem to the buyer? What has to be disclosed? Standard Disclosures Aren’t Enough… Read More »

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