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With the increase in foreign national persons buying and selling real estate (especially here in South Florida) the need is increasing for a deed, power of attorney, or even a bank mortgage package to be notarized in a foreign country.  Here are some basic guidelines to be aware of and plan for: ...
09/25/2010
Too often Realtors accept offers on their short sale listings and submit them to the lender without having the entire picture.  A simple solution?  Request a pencil search! The title company that you have a relationship with will gladly order a preliminary "pencil" search to check for judgments a...
07/24/2010
For those who aren't aware, when you purchase a property, municipal code violations, open permits, and unpermitted building structures are not a matter of public record, are not discovered with a title search, and are not covered by your owner's title insurance policy.  Only when one of these ite...
12/15/2008
If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payment, one of the most important things you can do is seek assistance.  The following resources provide information and links to agencies and organizations that may be able to help you.http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/pfed/foreclosure/I ca...
09/07/2007
             The Plantation City Council is looking into providing Wi-Fi service citywide!  It may be a while before fully implemented, but would provide free or low cost internet access to City of Plantation residents!Internet access for residents is actually just a side benefit.  The real value...
09/02/2007
Is it just me, or does there seem to be some movement in the market?  In my area (Broward County) there are more sales happening, but the sellers have had to reduce their prices significantly in order to secure a buyer.  I know in South Florida we have been in a buyer's market - the buyers have j...
09/02/2007
                                                      I am curious to hear other's opinions about the proposal made by President Bush to allow FHA to guarantee loans for delinquent borrowers. While I personally don't believe the Federal Government should bail people out for making poor decisions,...
09/02/2007
                                                                                                                                                                                           Speaking with great affection to the Real Estate Professionals out there ~ from the Settlement Perspective:  I...
07/26/2007
Those of us in Florida are well aware of the Real Estate Tax crisis our state is experiencing.On January 29, 2007 the voters of Florida will decide whether to update the state constitution to allow the property owner the choice of a "super exemption" when their real estate taxes are calculated.  ...
07/15/2007
Did you ever wish you had a simple, single place to direct your clients when they ask the age old question, "What is Title Insurance?"  and "Why do I need it?". LandAmerica has a great resource for their title insurance agents, and I am happy to share it with you here!Go to:  http://www.knowyourc...
07/07/2007
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