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Liquidated Damages and Your Listing Agreement

Q: Will the courts enforce the liquidated damages provision in my listing agreement? A: That depends on a few things. A liquidated damages provision in a listing agreement sets forth the amount of money both parties agree will be paid to the broker in the event that...

Borrower Beware of Funding Reserves

Lending is a very competitive market today. When a lender presents a term sheet, it is very important to scrutinize all of the salient terms. How reserves are to be funded and held can change the dynamics of the transaction. Most of the time, the borrower...

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Challenging the New Development Next Door

In most county and city governments, the land use process is one that will allow for some basic decisions to be made at staff levels, with higher levels of review in the form of public hearings required for larger scale projects, or proposals that deviate...

Why Brokers Should Consider a Land Use Attorney

As brokers, you are constantly looking at ways to maximize value for your clients. Whether you represent sellers or buyers, you may be missing out on huge opportunities by not engaging in land use due diligence. Many of you are familiar with real estate due...

Commercial Real Estate Development (FL)

Commercial Real Estate Development (FL) discusses key considerations for a developer of commercial real estate (CRE) in Florida. For purposes of this note, CRE development refers to retail, office, medical, industrial, hospitality, multifamily residential, and other types of commercial properties. Development means new construction or renovation...

AGENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Open Permits & Title Insurance

One of the hallmarks of Becker Title is our Real Estate Agent Educational Enhancement Program. This program was developed to empower real estate agents seeking to improve their customer service additional understanding of the regulations governing the real estate industry. As part of this program, we offer...