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Category Archives: Real Estate (Commercial And Residential)

Survey

Why To Survey Property Before Buying In Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

In Florida, home buyers are not legally required to survey property before closing on their new home. However, doing so may prevent a number of significant costs and headaches later on. Particularly during the pandemic and with the scarcity of available housing in Florida, home buyers have been increasingly choosing to waive surveys and… Read More »

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REAgents

What Is Title Insurance And Do I Need It?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

The Florida real estate market has been booming, and nationwide there has been a shift toward a sellers’ market, resulting in steep competition for homes and record-breaking price tags. This has led some buyers to forego inspections and title checks in a bid to seem more attractive to sellers. However, this is a dangerous… Read More »

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RealEstate

Palm Beach County Property Values Reach Record Highs

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

An unprecedented housing shortage in Palm Beach County has caused property values to break records and prompted a feeding frenzy among buyers. Residents have been bombarded by thousands of cold calls, mailers, and text messages inquiring about their interest in selling their homes. Property values have soared, the median home value for single-family homes… Read More »

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RE1

Top Investor Says Florida Property Market Will Soon Peak And Correct

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Jeff Greene, Real Estate Billionaire, who owns approximately $2 billion in real estate, most of it in the sunshine state, stated earlier this week that while the Florida real estate market has benefited greatly from the pandemic, he believes that sky-high property values will soon peak. Greene emphasized that Florida saw a huge migration… Read More »

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Deed

How Do I Find My Florida Deed?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you are buying, selling, refinancing a home, or are experiencing a conflict in ownership or land rights, you may need access to the deed to your home or property. This can be a real point of panic for many people, who fear they may have lost or misplaced their deed. In Florida, purchases… Read More »

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RealEst

Is Short-Selling Your Florida Home the Best Option?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

You may not be familiar with the term “short selling.” However, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect employment and housing nationwide, more and more American homeowners are finding themselves contemplating bankruptcy and other solutions, such as short selling, in order to cope with the massive financial struggles they are facing. What is a… Read More »

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HouseGavel

Buying or Selling Real Estate in West Palm Beach? Hire a Lawyer.

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

With over $1.2 billion in single-family home sales each year, West Palm Beach is undeniably a hot spot for buying and selling real estate. People come from all over the world to purchase property here, but even local buyers may be surprised by how much they don’t know when it comes to transactional real… Read More »

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RealEst

Why You Should Hire a Florida Real Estate Attorney When You Purchase a Home

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Unlike some states, Florida does not legally require you to hire an attorney for the real estate closing process. Some real estate agents may try to dissuade you from hiring a real estate attorney for your closing, but there are plenty of reasons to consider retaining one anyway. A West Palm Beach real estate… Read More »

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RE3

Reasons to Hire a Florida Real Estate Attorney for your Closing

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you need protection during a real estate transaction. A title company can offer you some peace of mind, but it’s not enough. Some realtors will discourage consumers from hiring an attorney, but that’s because they are looking out for their own interests. The general reason a… Read More »

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GavelBooks

What is Mortgage Fraud in Florida?

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Back in the mid-2000s, the real estate industry was booming, and that led to some serious instances of mortgage fraud. In some cases, it’s the borrower who was committing the fraud, but in other situations, it was the lender who was engaging in illegal practices. Unfortunately, mortgage fraud is on the rise again. According… Read More »

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