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Developer Is Preparing to Turnover the Association to the Owners. What Now?

Florida law governs the transition of association control from developer to owners. Some turnovers are smooth and accomplished in an expeditious manner. Other turnovers are difficult, complex, and result in litigation. A critical component to successful turnover from the developer perspective and community association perspective is communication. We encourage contacting our firm prior to the […]

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“Don’t Want No Short Sales ‘Round Here,” Real Estate Law Blog

With apologies to Randy Newman and his classic 1970’s song, Short People, this refrain, “Don’t Want No Short Sales ‘Round Here,” equally applies to the lenders who must process and approve requests for short sales as well as the attorneys and closing agents and their clients who are tasked with processing and closing them.  Why […]

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“Investors Dash Into Miami Opportunity Zones,” The Real Deal

Investors and developers in Miami-Dade County have been pouring money into Opportunity Zones. From April through September, property sales in those areas tallied $942 million, a 25 percent increase from the same time in 2017, according to The Real Deal’s analysis of records. Becker Real Estate Shareholder Phil Rosen discusses this topic saying, “Investors are […]

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“Top 10 Reasons for Due Diligence,” Southwest Florida Business Today

Even if you are a sophisticated and seasoned commercial property owner, each transaction and each property is different and commercial experience alone does not replace the need to thoroughly perform due diligence on each property being purchased. Tyra Read outlines the questions that should be answered by your due diligence. Read the full article from […]

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“Will the Government Shutdown Affect Your Ability to Secure a Home Mortgage?” Real Estate Law Blog

Thinking about buying a home or condo and wondering whether the government shutdown will hinder your ability to obtain financing and close on your property? South Florida has seen a tremendous surge in residential real estate sales in recent months and the momentum has continued through the start of the New Year. If you are […]

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“Becker & Poliakoff Launches Opportunity Zone Practice,” Law360

Becker & Poliakoff PA has launched a multidisciplinary opportunity zone practice to help clients navigate investing in the new low-income zones established by the 2017 tax reform law, the firm announced. The firm put together attorneys from their government policy, real estate, construction, public-private partnership, corporate and estate planning groups to provide comprehensive guidance for […]

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“My Dogs. My Rocks. My Emotional Support,” Abandoned Pet Rescue

Single, 50 years old and the human to two small canines, I cannot help but turn to my four-legged loved ones for just about everything on the emotional spectrum. “Zoey” and “Kiwi” are unconditionally present for me during times of happiness, sadness, or when I feel upset, anxious, or fearful. Anyone who has had the […]

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