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Seven Tips to Save Money on Closing Costs

There are many costs associated with the purchase, or re-finance, of a property.  These are known as closing costs. Closing costs can include an application, loan origination, appraisal, home inspection, credit report, title insurance, attorney costs, appraisal, and/or survey.  These costs must be paid before...

Controlling Uncontrollable Expenses

It has been some time since I last wrote about operating expenses in leases.  Tenants like certainty in budgeting and, because of the way most leases are drafted, landlords often have flexibility to change and increase operating expenses each year.  I have previously offered suggestions...

Is Your Real Estate Agent On Your Side?

Buyers and Sellers of Florida real estate, particularly residential real estate, generally assume that their brokers and agents are working exclusively for them. And though I have no doubt that the vast majority of brokers are ethical, honest and hardworking, the fact is that Florida...

Attorney Spotlight: Cherrie Goudreau

This month's Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Real Estate Attorney Cherrie Goudreau. With more than fifteen years of experience, Ms. Goudreau centers her practice on real property transactions. She assists clients with a wide range of real estate transactions and other associated areas of real estate,...

Why Survey?

I don’t know how many times I can write about the importance of getting a survey of your property before closing, whether commercial or residential.  A survey can tell us many things and identify so many problems that buyers, and even the current owners, are...