PLG Legal Blog

WHY YOU NEED A REAL ESTATE LAWYER WHEN BUYING A HOME

If you’re getting ready to buy a property in Florida, there’s a lot to keep track of. While it would be nice to think you could offer a price on a home, it would be accepted and everything would be clear sailing throughout the entire transaction, that’s hardly ever the case. After all, buying a […]

BROKER OWNED AND “IN-HOUSE” TITLE COMPANIES

I recently spoke at a new Realtor welcome gathering. An overwhelming and alarming statement I got from many new realtor was, “I would like to have an attorney handle my real estate closings but my broker wants me to use the “in-house” title company that he/she has a “business arrangement” with or ownership interest in? […]

SELLING OR REFINANCING YOUR HOME: How can I save money on my Title Insurance?

Title insurance rates in Florida are set by state statute. This means that the rate for title insurance is standardized throughout the state. The rates will be the same whether you close with a real estate attorney or a title company. According to state statute the cost of title insurance is $5.75 per $1,000 of […]

ATTENTION REALTORS!!! RESPA KICKBACKS: KNOW THE LAW AND BE PROTECTED

RESPA can be a very tricky statute to understand. If you are not familiar with RESPA kickbacks we urge you to take the time to review Section 8 of the Act. As real estate attorneys, we have seen an overwhelming amount of kickback violations as of late here in Florida. Section 2607(a) of RESPA, also […]

Real Estate Closing Process to Change

Whether you’re selling or buying a home, the real estate closing process can be a complex, confusing experience. With so many forms to fill out and sign, there’s always a little worry that you may be signing away more than you intended, simply because you don’t understand the process or your options. The real estate […]