Coronavirus Update for Business Owners

As I am sitting here writing this blog, Orange County, Florida’s shelter in place order has taken effect and begun. The coronavirus, or COVID19, is causing businesses to close, causing employees to be laid off, and generally wreaking havoc with our economy. This unprecedented, global pandemic, is affecting every country…
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Understanding Commercial Leases

A commercial property lease is a contract that gives a tenant the right to use a space for a period of time – how long the lease is for can vary from as short as 3 months (or even three days) to as long as 20 years. However, these leases…
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Real Estate Market Expectations for 2020

When looking at what the future may hold in 2020 for our Orlando Real Estate Markets, I know that sometimes you can get bogged down in facts and figures that translate to, “yes, we’re going to do just fine this year.” But there are some stark differences in our local…
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Tips for Investing in Florida Real Estate

Florida is the largest state in the Southeast and the third largest state in the country. Its booming tourist industry, fashionable cities, and peaceful retirement communities make Florida a great place to invest in real estate. One of the best reasons for choosing to invest in Florida real estate is…
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5 Ways to Destress and Recharge From Work

America has been termed the “no vacation nation” with over 50% of Americans not taking time off from their jobs to take a vacation each year. And to be honest, of the other 50% who are taking a vacation, a good chunk of them are working while they are on…
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Non-compete; Non-disclosure; and Non-solicitation – What’s the Difference

Restrictive covenants are agreements that define a party’s capability to take specific actions. In business and employment law, the most common of these are non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation. Generally, these covenants are part of an employment agreement, and the purpose is to restrain the employees’ ability to start a competing…
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Not closing on your home on time, or at all?

I’m not surprised you are frustrated… One of the biggest financial choices people make in their lives is buying a home. Some like to treat it like going through a drive-thru, I’ll take a number 3, large, please… no different than pushing a few buttons for an online application with…
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What is Probate?

Probate has been made to sound like a scary process that’s best avoided. However, without an understanding of what it is, how do you decide if it’s worth avoiding? So what is probate, anyway? Probate is a legal proceeding where the court will appoint someone to take control of the…
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