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Foreclosure defense: FL attorneys accused of unethical behavior

The legal community holds attorneys to a high ethical standard. The local bar association often sees over those who practice within the state and, in some cases, a complaint may head to court. In Florida, the Florida Bar recently announced the Florida Supreme Court disciplined 12 attorneys for their unethical behavior regarding the handling of cases, including some foreclosure matters, in the state.

Hurricane-proof houses save lives and money

Buying a waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale is an exciting venture. Whether you decide on an Intercoastal Waterway estate or oceanfront condo, the tranquility of waterfront living can make a dream turn into reality. Even if this is your second or third home, investing in real estate isn’t for the faint at heart. It requires research and careful decision making.

What are the options when an HOA board fails to follow the rules?

A homeowner’s association (HOA) expects its board members to enforce the association’s governing documents. In some cases, a board member may fail to follow the rules or otherwise act inappropriately within their role.

Know before you buy: Condominium fees can change

Florida is known for its sunshine and beautiful weather. Unfortunately, part of Florida’s weather can also include devastating hurricanes. The damage caused by these storms can be severe and seriously damage structures in its path. To absorb those costs, condominium associations generally reserve funds through annual payments from condo owners. The board can then use these funds to cover the costs that result from the damage done by a hurricane or other severe weather.

Buying a house near a golf course comes with pros, cons

It may seem like a dream view. Look out your window and you see lush, green grass. The best part? You do not need to take care of that grass. Owning a property near a golf course can come with pros and cons. One of the most obvious benefits, as mentioned above, is the ability to enjoy the scenery that comes with a golf course. Property owners are now experiencing the biggest potential con: a defunct golf course.

Three things to know about Florida condo laws

A condominium can offer the perfect balance of comfort and privacy. Condominiums often have units with any number of amenities, which can include tennis courts, pools and access to golf. Those who own a condominium generally do not need to worry about the upkeep of the landscaping or the other amenities noted above.

Florida pool leads to property line dispute

A property line dispute can range from the minorly annoying tree branch that does not get trimmed and crosses into your yard to the extremely complex issues that were recently discussed in a case out of Florida. The case involved a property that originally consisted of a triple lot. The original owner took out mortgages from different banks. One lot consisted of the back-yard area and was essentially undeveloped except for a portion of a garage and swimming pool. The others contained the residence along with the rest of the garage and pool.

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