4 Common Violations of Antitrust Laws

Antitrust violations are probably most readily associated with big companies using predatory business practices to hinder competition. The General Motors streetcar conspiracy is a classic example and the one that actually led to the introduction of the first comprehensive American law protecting fair competition - the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act. However, even with such laws in place, unfair business practices have Read More

How a Lawyer Can Help You Refinance Your Mortgage

Mortgage refinancing provides homeowners with a way to save money on their loan. There are many good reasons a person may want or need to look into refinancing their original mortgage. For example, the interest rates may now be considerably lower than at the time when they bought the house. A homeowner’s credit score may have improved too, now making them eligible for a lower rate. They may also need additional Read More

What Are You Legally Obligated to Disclose to the Buyer of Your Home in Florida?

When you decide to sell your property in Florida, there is a lot more involved than putting up a “For Sale” sign on your lawn and waiting for a buyer. As part of the real estate transaction, you must disclose certain details about your property to ensure that the potential buyer knows what to expect. Unethical as it may be, some sellers knowingly omit details for any number of reasons. The unfortunate thing is Read More

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Understanding Liens and Encumbrances on Residential Real Estate

When buying any piece of real estate, you will almost certainly have to have a title search performed to ensure there aren’t any types of liens or encumbrances on the title. People often work with a title company in order to perform these searches. While title companies often do a good job at discovering problems, there isn’t much that they can do to resolve them. In fact, they aren’t able to provide legal advice Read More

Title Company vs. Real Estate Attorney: Cost

Having an attorney close the purchase of your home does not have to cost you more than having a title company perform the closing. When I ask homebuyers whether they would like to have a title company close the purchase of their home or whether they would like to have a real estate attorney close the transaction I usually get the same response: “I’d love to have an attorney close my deal but it would cost too Read More

The Top 3 Ways a Lawyer Helps Realtors

Real estate agents offer a wide range of essential services to their clients. We understand that the value realtors and agents provide to their clients is well worth the cost to your clients. Just like a real estate agent offers essential transactional services to their clients, so too can a real estate lawyer help agents ensure the legal aspects of the transaction are done properly. A real estate lawyer has the Read More