As we mentioned in our article on Florida Foreclosures, the bursting of the sub-prime mortgage bubble resulted in a sad and regrettable reality as the state of Florida topped the list of states with the highest rates of foreclosures and short sales. The situation has been dire for many homeowners over the last many years...

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Florida Short Sales – Getting the Long End of the Stick

Florida Short Sales
As we mentioned in our article on Florida Foreclosures, the bursting of the sub-prime mortgage bubble resulted in a sad and regrettable reality as the state of Florida topped the list of states with the highest rates of foreclosures and short sales. The situation has been dire for many homeowners over the last many years...

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Taxes And Titles: The Name on Your Property Title Matters

Florida Taxes and Titles
There are several options for how to hold title on your Florida real estate. However, if you are financing, you only have one option. Lenders require your property title to be in the individual’s name(s). If you pay cash, some of the more common ways you can elect to hold title are as an individual,...

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Foreclosures In Florida: How to Score a Great Deal

Foreclosures in Florida
One of the saddest and most regrettable results of the bursting of the sub-prime mortgage bubble was the high rate of distressed sales and foreclosures in Florida. The situation that ensued was a sad reality that many people over last many years were forced to lose their homes. The climate has changed dramatically as of...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Buying Florida Real Estate in 8 Easy Steps

Florida Beachfront Pool
Looking To Buy Florida Real Estate? Avoid the Pitfalls in 8 Easy Steps Buyers coming both the US and from other countries understandably have a fair amount of apprehension about buying Florida Real Estate, not knowing the process. Whether you are a US Citizen or a global buyer, the process is nearly the same. For...

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What Kind of Florida Homeowners Insurance Do You Really Need and Why?

Home Owners Insurance Guide
With so many types insurance out there, it can be confusing to understand your choices. Here we share with you what is important to know regarding Florida homeowners insurance so you don’t get caught unprotected. Here’s How It All Shakes Out Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Homeowners insurance helps pay to repair or rebuild your home and...

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Puzzled By What Type of Florida Property is Right For You?

What Type of Florida Property is Right for You
The Pros and Cons of Property Types, so that You Don’t Make the Wrong Choice! The type of property you choose as your future Florida home will be decided by several factors including whether it’s intended for financial return or holiday home, your budget, and your personal wants/needs. As the types of property available have...

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FIRPTA and the Case of the Foreign Seller

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The Five Critical Aspects of the Rule and When They Apply The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) establishes that persons purchasing U.S. real property interests from foreign individuals must withhold 10% of the gross amount realized on the transaction. This rate will be increased 50% effective February 17, 2016 from...

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7 Step Guide to Buying Property in Florida

7 steps to buying a Florida home
In our conversations with new clients and friends we meet when we're working in Europe and the UK, we often find there is some apprehension about the process when buying property in America, as for many people it's a complete unknown. Happily, we're able to reassure everyone we talk to, because the process is actually incredibly...

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