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What We Can Learn from Supreme Court’s Thinking in Gilchrist Timber Company v. ITT Raynor

August 3, 2017 Posted in Blog

  In the Florida Supreme Court decision, Gilchrist Timber Company v. ITT Raynor [696 So. 2d 334 (Fla. 1997)], Gilchrist purchased more than 22,000 acres from ITT. Prior to the closing, ITT sent...

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Negligent Misrepresentation? Or Not?

July 26, 2017 Posted in Blog

In real estate, “negligent misrepresentation” usually occurs when someone, whether a seller or the seller’s agent, describes an attribute of a property or answers a question about the property...

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CLEAR TITLE OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, LLC RECEIVES AWARD FROM WESTCOR LAND TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR TOP PRODUCING AGENT FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND SUPPORT FOR 2016

July 14, 2017 Posted in News

PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 2017) – Clear Title of Northwest Florida, LLC was recently recognized by Westcor Land Title Insurance Company for Top Producing Agent For Outstanding Service and Support for...

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The Compelling Case of Syvrud v. Today Real Estate, Inc.

July 12, 2017 Posted in Blog

Here’s a case involving condominiums – sometimes litigious breeding grounds – and an appeal of a buyer’s claim against a real estate broker. In Syvrud v. Today Real Estate, Inc. [858 So. 2d...

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What About Noisy Neighbors? Does Their Existence Have to Be Disclosed?

July 5, 2017 Posted in Blog

The Virgilio v. Ryland Group [48106 Lexis (M.D. Fla. 2009)] case involved buyers who learned that they loathed a neighbor’s activity. In this unusual case, the cause of the buyers’...

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What About Building Code Violations? Aren’t These Public Records?

June 29, 2017 Posted in Blog

  Jensen v. Bailey [76 So. 3d 980 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011)] is another ordinance/building code violations case with potential ramifications for many in the real estate industry. The Jensens signed a...

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Expanding the Footprint of the House? No Problem!

June 21, 2017 Posted in Blog

Warfield v. Stewart [Lexis 56741 (M.D. Fla. 2009)] shows why you should know your zoning laws or call someone who does. In this case, Felger purchased a vacant lot in the City of Sanibel. He obtained...

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What We Can Learn from D’Angelo v. Parker?

June 14, 2017 Posted in Blog

Here’s another “readily observable” case. D’Angelo v. Parker [378 B.R. 365 (M.D. Fla. Bankr. Ct. 2007)] shows how a sale made today can have reverberations many years later. Parker entered...

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Surprising Complexity of “As-Is” Sales

June 7, 2017 Posted in Blog

What about “as is” sales? What about real estate agents? These questions were answered in the Rayner v. Wise Realty case [504 So. 2d 1361 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987)], which highlighted the surprising...

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So What Exactly Does “Readily Observable” Mean?

June 1, 2017 Posted in Blog

For clarity, we need to turn to Revitz v. Terrell [572 So. 2d 996 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)], a complex case that involved flooding, concerns over changing growth and development patterns, and demands for...

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