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Q & A

Can a Half a Penny Combat Rising Seas?

South Florida is in the peak of King Tide Season. This is the time of year when high tides are abnormally high because the moon is at its closest point to earth. We experience these tides at full moon from September to November and again...

Other People’s Money – How Far Can It Go?

Most real estate investors agree with the strategy that it is best to use other people's money when promoting a deal. I'm not talking about financing that involves debt supported by rising asset values. Rather, I'm speaking of sophisticated developers who put together capital stacks...

Can Millennials Achieve the American Dream?

As the parents of two Millennials, my wife and I worry whether our children will ever be able to save enough to buy their first houses. Our children are both gainfully employed, one living in Philadelphia and one living in Washington. Both rent nice apartments...

Who Pays Costs at Closing?

There are many costs to be paid at a real estate closing. I am often asked, "what is the "custom" as to payment of closing costs in Florida?" Frankly, this is a loaded question. There is not a single answer. In commercial transactions, everything is...