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Are Commercial Tenants in for a Surprise?

In early January, we learned that the inflation rate reached a staggering 7%, the highest rate since 1982. Analysts blamed many things for this increase. COVID and supply chain issues are cited as two of the leading causes. I don’t suppose it matters much to...

Q&A with Appraiser Richard Pyle

It is no secret that the real estate market in South Florida is booming, but how has the surge in home values affected how residential properties are appraised? I asked appraiser Richard Pyle, who has served the Florida market for more than a decade, to...

Are NFT’s and Mortgages in Real Estate Possible?

I recently wrote an article discussing how the use of cryptocurrencies in real estate transactions may one day soon be commonplace. Cryptocurrencies have the potential to revolutionize real estate transactions, but cryptocurrencies are not alone in that regard. NFT’s also offer the potential to change...

So You Want to Be a Real Estate Agent

During my 26 years practicing real estate law, and with over ten thousand real estate closings under my belt, I have seen my share of real estate agents. Some great. Others, not so much. The great ones, however, all share the same traits, and, in...

Pre-Judgment and Post-Judgment Interest

Q: If I have to sue to get my commission paid, do I get interest on the unpaid amount? A: The Florida Statutes provide that the plaintiff in a lawsuit is entitled to judgment on the amounts being sued for, both after and potentially before a...