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Florida Quiet Title Actions

By Larry E. Bray |

When you purchase a property, you expect to own it in full and without anyone else making a claim on it. Unfortunately, many situations are complicated or less clear cut. You may obtain a property only to find out the chain of title is not clear and accurate. Or, you may purchase a property… Read More »


What You Need to Know About Short Sales

By Larry E. Bray |

Economic downturn or loss of employment can cause homebuyers to default on their home mortgages. Eventually, if regular payments are not made, the bank or lender will commence a foreclosure action on the home. Individuals and families facing foreclosure should not feel helpless. They still have an option to pay off the loan.  A… Read More »


Common Residential Real Estate Mistakes

By Larry E. Bray |

When you own a home in Florida or are looking to buy for the first time, it is good to research not only the best steps to homeownership, but also the mistakes to avoid. In addition to your own research, the best chance you have of a successful transaction is to work with an… Read More »


Types of Deeds

By Larry E. Bray |

A deed is a document that transfers ownership of real property from one party to another. To be a deed, this document must contain some basic information, including the current owner/grantor’s name and the new owner/grantee’s name as well as a legal description of the property. It must be in writing, notarized, signed by… Read More »


Your Options in the Face of Foreclosure

By Larry E. Bray |

Florida has consistently ranked as one of the top states for home foreclosures and was hit particularly hard during the recession. However, a new report from property data and analytics firm CoreLogic shows good news. Florida saw a 41.1 percent year-over-year decline from 2015 to 2016 in foreclosure inventory. It also saw a 30.1… Read More »


Partitioning Real Estate in Florida

By Larry E. Bray |

You may own land with another person or multiple individuals for a variety of reasons. Maybe you purchased it together as friends or romantic partners. Maybe you inherited property along with your siblings. Whatever means brought about your co-ownership, you now have to either come to an agreement with the other owners about what… Read More »

West Palm Beach Zoning and Land Use Regulations

By Larry E. Bray |

As anyone in commercial real estate knows, you cannot use a parcel of land for any purpose you choose. How you utilize your property must be in accordance with how that land is zoned. The zone and land use rules regarding your property can affect the type of structures you may erect, the business… Read More »

Options for Co-owning Property

By Larry E. Bray |

If you want to buy a home or rental property with a friend, family member or romantic partner, you need to research the various ownership options available. Owning a property with another person may seem like a simple prospect, but you should consider the future. What happens if someone passes away or if you… Read More »

The Importance of a Corrective Deed to Cure Defects

By Larry E. Bray |

When you are a property owner, whether for personal or business reasons, the deed to your property is the most important piece of paper you have next to the title. The deed transferred legal title of the property from the previous business or person to you, and it must be accurate. While some small… Read More »

Florida Residential Real Estate Disclosures

By Larry E. Bray |

When people sell their family homes, they have to make certain disclosures to potential buyers. Many states require a disclosure statement from the sellers to the buyers, but each state has different requirements as to what the sellers need to say or are allowed to keep to themselves. In general, the sellers disclose information… Read More »

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