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Does a Deed Incorporate All Terms of a Sales Contract?

By Gary Carnal |

When closing a Florida real estate sale, both parties need to be aware of the legal doctrine of “merger by deed.” This doctrine basically holds that once a property is transferred by deed, any prior contracts or agreements related to the sale are no longer enforceable. In other words, all prior agreements disappear and… Read More »

Do I Need a Written Sales Contract to Buy or Sell a Florida Home?

By Gary Carnal |

Buying or selling a home in the St. Petersburg area is a major undertaking. You should never treat a real estate transaction casually. That is to say, you should never rely on a “handshake agreement” as a substitute for a written sales contract specifying all relevant terms and conditions of the parties’ agreement. What… Read More »

What Happens if a Homeowner Backs Out of a Sale at Closing?

By Gary Carnal |

A real estate closing represents the final stage in buying or selling a property. The closing is when the buyer presents the seller with a check for the purchase price and the seller signs a deed officially transferring ownership. And while most real estate closings are routine affairs, there are cases where one party… Read More »

What Details Must Be Disclosed When Buying a Home?

By Gary Carnal |

During the sale of the home, there are rules that govern what information is required to be shared with home buyers. Most laws require the disclosure of material facts about the home, which can include any structural issues, mold and mildew, the accurate total square footage of the home, and any other items that… Read More »

Failure to Pay Rent

By Gary Carnal |

When someone experiences financial hardship, one of the most challenging and scary aspects is being unable to afford your home. If someone is renting, failure to pay rent can result in eviction, which is stressful for everyone. While the tenant must deal with the possibility of losing his or her home, landlords face stress… Read More »

The Importance of Title Examinations and Title Insurance

By Gary Carnal |

The purchase of a new home can be both thrilling and stressful. Excitement about your new home and plans for the future can also be accompanied by fear about potential defects or other hidden problems. Luckily, many potential issues with your new home can be discovered and addressed if you plan ahead. Conducting a… Read More »

Understanding the Importance of Home Inspections

By Gary Carnal |

Buying a new home can be a thrilling experience, especially for first-time home-buyers. The home buying process can be long and complex. Home buyers can expect numerous steps between them and their dream home – finding a realtor, viewing properties, making an offer, creating a contract, and eventually closing and moving into the new… Read More »

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