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In a Florida Appellate Case the Buyer was hit with $850,000 in attorney fees and loss of its $285,000 deposit.  How?  Because the Buyer acting as their own legal advisor, did not understand the strict compliance of the AS-IS clause in a Florida As Is Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase (20...
We have been getting a lot of questions about the Forbearance program under Covid-19, and more than one question about credit reporting apparently picking up on the granted forbearance, resulting in supposedly a negative impact on the borrower.Unfortunately, not all the facts behind these questio...
Alert - Special ZOOM meeting Thursday April 9, 2020:::::The Rotary Club of Palm Beach is honored to present a Zoom LIVE video panel discussion with notables from Bournemouth and London England and Tuscany, Italy at NOON on Thursday April 9.  The topic will be COVID-19 AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY –...
Bank of America, Chase Bank, Ally Bank, Wells Fargo, and other mortgage lenders are falling in line - to allow deferment of monthly mortgage payments for 90 or 120 days.  This is in response to the huge impact Covid-19 is having and will continue to have on everyone with mortgages in the United S...
We can't seem to even rest for 2 hours without a major escalation in the COVID-19 Pandemic affecting our lives!  No sooner did I write my latest article on Force Majeure (ACT of GOD), that I got an email from an attorney that we work with inquiring about the following facts which the email essent...
Covid-19 is so far the BIGGEST news of the 21st Century.  In the realm of contract obligations in general and real estate transactions in particular, we have never dealt with life and death issues.  Now the ability to contract is matched only by the desire of buyers and sellers to perform and is ...
FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC, HUD - Suspending all foreclosures and evictions as an emergency measure because of COVID-19, announced about 1 pm EDT this afternoon.The word amongst the attorneys I have spoken to this week was that perhaps millions of mortgage borrowers - both those already years into m...
Our phone has been active this week with an important question regarding real estate contracts.  Buyers are asking if they can cancel their contract based on COVID 19 being an event of "Force Majeure". Force Majeure excuses a Buyer or Seller in a real estate contract from performing any obligatio...
COVID 19 has decimated the stock market and collapse has just occurred before the economics has been felt in the broad economy here in the US.  What is still to come?So far the service industry is first beginning to feel the disappearance of customers.  Food and drink establishments are hit with ...
Most real estate agents and attorneys work on the assumption that going back one or two deeds in the title history is sufficient to establish the title to the property.  But we don’t always think about the “quality of title”.  A recent Appellate Court decision in Florida is making title insurers ...

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