Real Estate Law

Sept. 26, 2019

Buying, Selling or Mortgaging a Florida Home Using a Power of Attorney (POA)

There are circumstances when residential real property transactions include the use of a Power of Attorney (or “POA”). In Florida, as in many States, an individual, corporation, or trust may authorize a third party to act in their place to convey (sell), buy, or mortgage residential real property without having ...

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Sept. 17, 2019

Title Insurance and Title Agencies versus Attorney’s Opinion of Title in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions

by Oscar T. Blasingame, Esq.

In past decades most residential real estate transaction closings were handled solely by an attorney who provided, as part of the closing, an Attorney’s Opinion of Title. The advent of title insurance changed the way real estate closings work. While attorneys may become agents of ...

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