Here are some of the more popular articles from around the site:
Understanding Florida HOA's
It's inevitable…if you are looking at Florida retirement communities, you will run into and probably have to join an HOA. Read this article to find out the good, the bad, and the ugly of Florida homeowner's associations.
Florida HOA Budget Example
If you're anything like me, you hate numbers. My wife does all the accounting in this family. But if you are going to live in a Florida HOA, you should at least have a basic understanding of how an HOA budget works.
Guide to Florida Real Estate Taxes
Learn about how Florida property taxes are calculated, what you should expect to pay (based on some general assumptions), and more.
Florida Closing Costs
In addition to the contract/sales price there are some closing costs that have to be paid at time of closing. Some of these are customarily paid by the seller and some by the buyer, but everything is negotiable.
Florida Real Estate Contracts
Florida recently updated their standard FAR/BAR contract for real estate transactions. This article breaks it down section by section so you know what you are signing ahead of time.
New Home Construction Process
This is probably one of the most detailed explanations of the Florida homebuilding process you will ever encounter. The information and advice is gleaned from my 5+ years in the Florida new home sales world. (You're welcome)
New Home Walk Through Checklist
After your new home is complete but before you move in, you'll want to perform a detailed inspection to make sure everything is as it should be.
Florida Homestead Exemptions
Whenever the conversation of taxes comes up, people are inclined to groan. But Florida gives homeowners plenty of ways to save on their real estate taxes.
Common Real Estate Contract Disclosures
There are some real estate disclosures that you may encounter in addition to the actual contract. Some of these are now incorporated into the FAR/BAR contract but some are still separate disclosures.