Bear-wise rules in Wingfield Reserve aim to protect people, bears


  • October 3, 2015
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Bears that lumber into Jay Exum's yard in Seminole County get their picture taken. Remote, tree-mounted cameras around his property which backs up to the Wekiwa River conservation area often capture images of bruins snooping for food

Acquiring Failed Subdivisions: The Risk of Tyrannical HOAs


  • September 14, 2015
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Newsletter
Developers and builders who wish to acquire a failed developer’s residential subdivision, when there are existing homeowners in the subdivision, should BEWARE that a statutory turnover of HOA control may have occurred!

Buying a Distressed Residential Subdivision: Are You Getting In Over Your Head?


  • May 19, 2015
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Property Rights Litigation
There are many ways to acquire a distressed residential subdivision for what may seem to be a bargain price. Whether an investor is buying the property at a foreclosure sale or purchasing a defaulted mortgage loan on the property

Give Me Shelter: The Ethics of Out-of-State Lawyering


  • April 1, 2015
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Environmental
Many Florida real estate lawyers have no doubt dealt with out-of-state clients and attorneys that are involved in buying and selling real property located in Florida.

Declarant Rights: Are Developers Leaving Money on the Table?


  • March 30, 2015
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newspaper
When a residential subdivision is developed, it is common for the developer to record a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Easements and Restrictions along with the subdivision plat.

Minimize Bear Incident Liability In Residential Areas


  • September 15, 2014
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Environmental
You may have seen news coverage of bear attacks that have occurred in the Orlando, Florida, area; specifically, in subdivisions around the Wekiva River Preserve in Seminole County. While that area is particularly prone to bear

Quirk in Florida State Code Enforcement Statute Presents Potential Issues for Investors Buying Distressed Properties


  • June 19, 2014
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Orlando Skyline Florida USA
The Florida real estate market still offers investors many opportunities to acquire properties at bargain basement prices. One common business model calls for the investor to buy property at a foreclosure sale or from an owner in

Wingfield North is first neighborhood to pass ‘bear-wise’ rules


  • June 17, 2014
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press-release-man-reading-newspaper
The Florida real estate market still offers investors many opportunities to acquire properties at bargain basement prices. One common business model calls for the investor to buy property at a foreclosure sale or from an owner in

Seller Incentives Returning To Fla. Homebuilding Market


  • June 3, 2014
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Downtown-Orlando-Aerial-view
With the housing market for new construction rebounding in certain parts of central Florida, we are seeing more transactions whereby landowners are selling property to homebuilders under circumstances where the seller wants

Protect Yourself Against Tenant Construction Liens in Fla.


  • February 22, 2013
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Property Taxes
If you are a commercial landlord, you may inadvertently be subjecting your land and building to liens by contractors who perform work for your tenants. Since the commencement of the recent economic downturn, many commercial