CLIENT ALERT: Changes to MLS Agreement

For realtors around Central Florida, logging into the Stellar MLS will bring a new end user license agreement, or EULA, that you are required to agree to before you can use the service again. While most of the EULA is the same as previous versions, there are several key differences.…
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The Proposed Amendments on the 2020 Ballot

Every two years, the general election ballot in Florida includes several amendments. This year, there are six amendments on the ballot. We are happy to present our 2020 Guide to the Amendments. The goal for this guide is not to tell you how to vote. This is a guide that…
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Title Insurance – What is it and Why You Need It

Title Insurance, what is it good for? Title Insurance is an important part of the home buying and selling process. What is Title Insurance and How is it Different from Other Kinds of Insurance? Most of us are familiar with other types of insurance, such as homeowner’s insurance, car insurance,…
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Joint Ventures in Real Estate

Some real estate ventures only need one person – they can handle the money and the management, and they have the know-how to run everything (or they think they do). Some real estate ventures are projects for individuals. And some are not. Larger real estate projects: multi-family units, multi-lot purchases,…
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CLIENT ALERT: Backlogs in Florida Courts Could Take Years to Undo

Because of Covid-19, Florida, like most states, suspended jury trials and closed the courthouses. Yesterday, Judge Patricia Stonebridge of the Ninth Circuit (which covers Orange and Osceola Counties), told an audience of attorneys that the court closings and suspensions of trials is already resulting in cases being postponed to 2022. With…
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Medicaid and Homestead Protections

In Medicaid planning, protecting the family assets is one of the primary goals. It is important to preserve as much wealth as possible, as many people want to be able to pass everything down to the next generation. Equally important, however, is to ensure that the non-Medicaid spouse can maintain…
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CLIENT ALERT: Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program Incoming

Late Wednesday night, the US Senate passed a House-led bill to make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program. The new rules modify the forgiveness guidelines to attempt to make it easier for business owners. The new rules, which have not yet been signed into law by the President, do several…
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