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Do You Qualify For A Florida Homestead Exemption?

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

When weighing the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy, it is often the risk of losing one’s home that tops the “cons” list. Thankfully, Florida law provides an avenue for bankruptcy filers to retain their homes. This opportunity is provided to homeowners who qualify for the Florida homestead exemption. Protections Afforded by the… Read More »

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Is A Handshake Legally Binding In A Real Estate Deal?

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It is not uncommon for agreements to be bound by a handshake, but when that is the only thing sealing the deal, the legality of the deal can easily come into question. While in some situations a mere handshake may be enforceable in court, Florida real estate law is a bit more stringent. Unless… Read More »

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5 Steps to Crafting a Solid Lease Agreement

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A lease is an agreement between a property owner or landlord and a tenant that is contractually binding. The tenant, or lessee, agrees to pay the landlord, or lessor, for use of a residential or commercial property for an established amount of time. A West Palm Beach real estate attorney can help you draft a… Read More »

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Is the seller responsible for the defect found in your new home?

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You are very excited about moving into your new home. All the research on the surrounding neighborhood and the property has paid off, and you feel confident in your decision. While you might feel certain that every detail about the home was disclosed to you prior to purchasing, this is not always the case…. Read More »

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Florida homeowner insurance rates too high to factor in credit

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Florida homeowners are inflicted with the highest homeowner insurance premiums in the country. However, unlike many other states, their credit score does not affect the home insurance rate. Out of 47 states where credit is legally factored into an individual’s home insurance, Florida is the only state boasting a zero percent effect. To put… Read More »

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Industrial Lease Rates are Booming for Landlords Looking to Profit

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

Since the economy is recovering, we are seeing much more construction in the area which requires raw materials to get to job sites. Aside from construction, the area needs more food distribution, household goods, and other types of raw materials to get to an end user. Finally, large retailers save money by keeping a… Read More »

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5 Mistakes that Can Cost a Landlord

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It doesn’t matter if you are renting out commercial or residential property. As a landlord, you have specific obligations—and not following those obligations could be costly. From dealing with the numerous laws to finding tenants to dealing with collections, you have a lot on your plate. Regardless of how busy you are, make sure… Read More »

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Got a Rental? Select the Right Tenant for Your Vacancy

By Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan |

As a landlord, you have plenty of things to worry about. Choosing a new tenant is probably the hardest decision you will have to make. After all, how do you know if they will pay the rent or damage your property? If you rent out property, you will need to create a solid contract…. Read More »

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