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“Don’t Want No Short Sales ‘Round Here”

With apologies to Randy Newman and his classic 1970’s song, Short People, this refrain, “Don’t Want No Short Sales ‘Round Here,” equally applies to the lenders who must process and approve requests for short sales as well as the attorneys and closing agents and their...

PACE FINANCING MAY BE QUICK, BUT IT ISN’T EASY

PACE financing is a fast way to finance improvements to your home if the improvements increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs, and/or improve resistance to hurricane damage.  PACE, which stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy, is administered by the Ygrene Energy Fund and is...

Virgin Invests Big in Brightline: Should You Get On Board?

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is now a minority owner of Brightline. If you thought the new regional train service was already heating up South Florida’s business environment, just wait. Branson’s demonstrated track record means Brightline’s business model just went into hyperdrive for business owners, investors,...

Emotional Support and Service Animals in Housing and Your Business

Handy tips for property owners, landlords, property managers, developers, real estate agents, community associations, and business owners: Business owners of public accommodations, such as restaurants, hotels and stores, are not required to allow emotional support animals but they are required to allow service animals. The type...

What Is My Land Worth?

Very often, contract negotiations get hung up on two important, but related issues: price and entitlements. Why are these issues related? Because to a buyer, land has far less value without entitlements than it does if fully entitled. Most sellers, however, believe that they are...

The Rise of the Fort Lauderdale Neighborhoods

The Rise of the Fort Lauderdale Neighborhoods event yesterday was huge success! Shareholder Philip Rosen had a great time moderating the Creating Connectivity through Ft. Lauderdale's Urban Core panel. Thanks to Bisnow and Downtown FTL for hosting. Featuring: Jeff Burns: Co-founder and CEO Affiliated Development Charles Ladd: Founder and President...