Homeowners Associations in Florida

Home Buying in Florida

Different states have different laws and common practices when it comes to buying a home. Here are some important things to know if you’re thinking of buying a home in Florida.

Your Realtor is a Transaction Broker A transaction broker’s job is to facilitate the transaction. Transaction brokers can represent buyers, sellers or both. They work ethically and fairly with all parties and disclose all known facts that materially affect the value of a home.

All Florida real estate licensees are assumed to be transaction brokers, unless other arrangements are made in writing (for example, single agency for buyer or seller, or non-representation).

Attorney’s are not Required at Closing Most Florida real estate transactions are closed with title agents. Many title companies have real estate attorneys on staff for as-needed consultations. You may, of course, retain the services of a licensed real estate attorney at any point in your Florida real estate transaction, at your cost.

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William Bassett, 5011 Muldoon Cr, Pensacola FL 32526

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Thelma Batchelor, 8043 Mossy Creek Road, Pensacola FL 32526

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Chelsea Battiste, 5078 Shoshone Dr., Pensacola FL 32507

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Margo Baumann, 5500 Balderas Ave, Pensacola FL 32507

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Clyde Baver, 3180 Rothschild Dr, Pensacola FL 32503

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Paige Alison Beall, 3510 Alipha Place, Pensacola FL 32503

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Peyton Beall, 8862 Foxtail Loop, Pensacola FL 32526

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Lisa Beard, 1309 Kayzan Street, Pensacola FL 32534

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Chiqueta Beasley, P.o. Box 10151, Pensacola FL 32524

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John Beck, 151 W Main St Suite 200, Pensacola FL 32502

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Insurance can be Challenging In addition to homeowner’s insurance, your lender may require flood insurance.

Homes with older roofs, or roofs that do not meet certain wind mitigation standards, may be tougher to insure, often requiring higher premiums.

Your insurer may charge a higher rate if your home has older plumbing (e.g., galvanized pipes), outdated electrical, no hurricane straps or other issues.

Get an insurance quote as soon as your contract is signed and finalize the details well in advance of your closing date.

Foreclosures Are Not Fast In Florida, foreclosure is a judicial proceeding that can take a year or more to complete.

Foreclosure listings on Zillow and similar sites are often wrong, showing incorrect prices, or even showing homes that aren’t listed yet, or have already been sold.

Tracking down a bank that may or may not own a particular REO property to make an offer is virtually impossible – you must wait until it comes on the market.

Florida is a Homestead State Florida homeowners can file for a homestead exemption worth up to $50,000 (home must be your primary residence). The exemption reduces the amount of property taxes Florida homeowners must pay, and limits how much their taxes can increase each year.