Your Guide to HOA Fees in Florida

House hunting in Florida can seem more complex than house hunting anywhere else because nearly every subdivision has a homeowners’ association (HOA). That means when house shopping, you need to also compare the HOA fees along with the potential mortgage …

Do I Need a Living Trust?

Florida Estate Planning Attorneys Explain Revocable Living Trusts It might seem that everywhere you turn today someone talks about having opened a revocable living trust. The trust option provides you with a simple way to both your assets and your …

Repair contractors’ newest billing strategy leaves homeowners on the hook if insurers don’t pay

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published November 25, 2021 Imagine receiving an unexpected $7,500 invoice telling you that your payment is more than 30 days past due and that you’re responsible for it if your homeowner’s insurance doesn’t …

Condo associations shift from self-management to professional outside help | Opinion

Article Courtesy of  The Miami Herald By Regan Marock Published November 10, 2021 The trend of condominium communities transitioning from self-management to third-party professional management has increased over the last two decades and even more so recently. By definition, a …

Get ready to dig deeper: Despite reforms, insurers warn consumers that more rate hikes are coming

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published October 26, 2021 Homeowners hoping for an end to steep property insurance rate increases next year might as well start looking for other expenses to trim. It’s not happening. Costs won’t be …

The Laws Pertaining To Condos And HOAs Must Be Reformed

Article Courtesy of  The Doral Family Journal By Edda Pujadas Published November 11, 2021 The main objective of the proposed reform is to achieve that the communities and the management of their funds are properly handled. The most important points …

Judge approves sale of Surfside property where condo collapse killed 98

Article Courtesy of  Local 10 WLPG News By Michael Putney Published October 5 , 2021 WATCH VIDEO SURFSIDE – Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman approved on Thursday a sale agreement of the property in Surfside where a 12-story building …

Florida task force makes recommendations on condo safety

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By Brendan Farrington Published October 19, 2021 TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators should overhaul the state’s condominium laws in the wake of the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 to address inspections, ensuring proper reserves are …

Parking Violations at Your Condo: Your First Steps

Most homeowners and condo associations are still grappling with parking violations problems in condominiums, especially when unit owners fail to park in spaces allocated to them, leading to tensions. In Florida, the problem is quite eminent, and homeowners’ associations and …