Real Estate

Florida Moratorium on Certain Residential Evictions and Single Family Mortgage Foreclosures Extended Until October 1, 2020

Florida Moratorium on Certain Residential Evictions and Single Family Mortgage Foreclosures Extended Until October 1, 2020

On August 31, 2020 Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, signed Executive Order 20-211. The effect of the August 31 Executive Order is simply to extend Executive Order 20-180 until 12:01 am on Thursday, October 1, 2020, which has the...Read More

I surrender. Take my house. Actually, on second thought…

I surrender. Take my house. Actually, on second thought…

The Second District Court of Appeal issued an October 2019 opinion which bolsters creditors' rights in the recently-developing interplay of federal bankruptcy law and Florida state foreclosure laws. Specifically, the opinion addressed the effect that a bankruptcy debtor's...Read More

Florida Realtors / Florida Bar Residential Contract and “As Is” Residential Contract Revised as of June 14, 2019

Florida Realtors / Florida Bar Residential Contract and “As Is” Residential Contract Revised as of June 14, 2019

The Florida Realtors / Florida Bar ("FARBAR") Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase (5x), and the "AS IS" Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase have been updated as of June 14, 2019. The new revised versions are identifiable...Read More

Short selling your home? Here’s a tip: start the process well in advance of a scheduled foreclosure sale

Short selling your home? Here’s a tip: start the process well in advance of a scheduled foreclosure sale

A September, 2018 opinion from Florida's Third District Court of Appeals provides guidance on what is not a "lawful, cognizable basis" for cancelling, rescheduling, or continuing a judicial foreclosure sale date, in the absence of an agreement from...Read More