Agent Tip of the Week: March 8, 2017

As you may be aware, the changes to the FAR/BAR Residential Contract (both the “AS-IS as well as “NON-AS-IS” versions) will go into effect April 4, 2017. While full redline versions are attached below: Residential Contract For Sale And Purchase “AS IS” Residential Contract For Sale And Purchase The change which will have the most […]

Agent Tip of the Week: Open Permits and Title Insurance

One of the hallmarks of Association Title Services is our Real Estate Agent Educational Enhancement Program. This program was developed for our loyal following of real estate agents who are continuously seeking to enhance their customer base through the educational enhancement offered by our attorneys. As part of our program, we present you with the […]

Agent Tip of the Week: Residential Contracts and Special Assessments

One of the hallmarks of Association Title Services is the educational assistance we provide to our real estate agents. Below is your “Agent Tip of the Week”. The Special Assessments referred to in Section 9(f) of the FAR / BAR AS IS Residential Contract refers to municipal assessments, not condominium or home owner association assessments. […]

It’s Homestead Application Time Again in Florida

All legal Florida residents are eligible for Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots if they qualify. A Florida resident is entitled to receive Homestead Exemption on a property if, as of January 1st, that property is the resident’s permanent home. Permanent residence is determined by January 1 of […]

Are you Subject to a FinCEN Targeting Order?

A FinCEN Targeting Order has Been Extended to Cash Purchases of Residential Property in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward Counties for $1,000,000 or more by a Legal Entity In January of this year the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), issued a Geographic Targeting Order (“GTO”) which requires offices and agents of various title insurance underwriters to collect […]

If You Are a Home-Buyer, You Will Want to Know These Important Steps

Read this resource for a comprehensive list of steps that home-buyers must work through in order to purchase their home.

How Does the Closing Process Work?

Read for an outline of the closing process, which can be used as a starting point for further inquiry and exploration.

Before Purchasing a Home, What You Need to Know About Title Services

When purchasing a property, you and your lender want to be certain your ownership rights are never questioned.