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Buyer Beware…Title Searches Are Critical to Purchasing Real Estate

Mon Nov 18, 2019 on Florida Real Estate

Buyer Beware…Title Searches Are Critical to Purchasing Real Estate

Ever see a property that seemed like a good deal to purchase? Since the foreclosure crisis, there are many distressed properties for sale. The importance of hiring competent, qualified real estate attorneys is critical, especially before purchasing distressed properties because nearly all distressed properties have title issues. A Not-So-Pleasant Beach Front Condo Take Joseph Erickson for example. Mr. Erickson found […]

Legal Marijuana Leading to “Higher” Home Values?

Mon Oct 28, 2019 on Florida Real Estate

Legal Marijuana Leading to “Higher” Home Values?

It’s no secret that there is an ongoing trend across the country of states allowing marijuana sales for both medicinal and recreational means. We now have data on how legal marijuana sales can affect home values in those states and cities that allow it compared to those that don’t. The results may surprise you! Marijuana may be Your New Friendly […]

First-Time Homeowners: 20-Year Trends

Mon Oct 21, 2019 on Florida Real Estate

Over the past 20 years, the “traditional” first time homebuyer has changed dramatically.  It was once that most Americans first married and then went onto buying the American Dream: their first home. What was then and now? Today, more people are delaying marriage and having children, and are facing greater financial barriers to homeownership and a tougher housing market than […]

Nothing is Forever: The Real Estate Impact of Forever 21’s Bankruptcy Claim

Mon Oct 7, 2019 on Florida Real Estate

Nothing is Forever: The Real Estate Impact of Forever 21’s Bankruptcy Claim

Forever 21, the 35-year old trendy teen apparel and accessory global retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, closing a third of its 534 U.S. stores. This could potentially make way for commercial offices, housing or even medical marijuana facilities (yes, brokers have had these inquiries). The retailer has stores in South Florida malls including Aventura, Sawgrass Mills, and […]