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AGENT TIP: Open Permits & Title Insurance

One of the hallmarks of Becker Title is our Real Estate Agent Educational Enhancement Program. This program was developed to empower real estate agents seeking to improve their customer service additional understanding of the regulations governing the real estate industry. As part of this program, we offer Agent Tips. Open permits are not covered by […]

Q&A with Appraiser Richard Pyle

It is no secret that the real estate market in South Florida is booming, but how has the surge in home values affected how residential properties are appraised? I asked appraiser Richard Pyle, who has served the Florida market for more than a decade, to explain how properties are appraised and how the pandemic has […]

Executive Order: Broward County Realtors

On Monday, March 30, Broward County issued Executive Order 20-04 (effective Tuesday, March 31) to clarify the types of real estate sales and real property title services that are allowed to occur in-person as opposed to remotely or electronically. Per Executive Order 20-04, in-person appraisals, inspections, surveys, or other in person required activities (as expressly […]

Controlling Uncontrollable Expenses

By: David Blattner It has been some time since I last wrote about operating expenses in leases.  Tenants like certainty in budgeting and, because of the way most leases are drafted, landlords often have flexibility to change and increase operating expenses each year.  I have previously offered suggestions on how tenants can limit some of […]

Buying or Selling Residential Property in the wake of Hurricane Irma

There are a number of provisions within our standard real estate contracts which most buyers, sellers and real estate professionals typically give little to no thought to. In fact, most attorneys will gloss over certain provisions when making modifications to the contract. In the wake of Hurricane Irma these provisions become critical and will govern […]