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Why That Property You Bought at the Tax Deed Sale May Land You in Court

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. 2017 © All rights reserved. Recognizing the adage that “you make money when you buy,” all real estate investors look for bargains.  A popular place to buy low is the tax deed auction.  Many investors specialize in this area or include tax deeds among other acquisition strategies.  The main drawback, […]

Understanding HUD’s Attack Against Investors and How to Respond

Recently, the Obama administration and Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) made a policy announcement of great concern to the real estate investor community.  The government announced that under the federal Fair Housing Act (“the Act”), landlords cannot deny housing based on a prospective tenant’s criminal history. The historical legislation was passed in 1968 […]

What is Debt Validation?

In today’s world, there are many instances where a company attempting to collect a debt is not the same one that originated the debt. When a consumer is dealing with such a party, they have a right to dispute owing anything to this third party and to request the third party does in fact have […]

Be Careful! Three Practices in the Sale of Used Cars you need to Know About

Purchasing a car can be a stressful event. Not only is it normally a large expenditure but it also can involve pressure tactics and the filling out of paperwork you’re unfamiliar with. It’s important to know your rights and to protect your interests when spending so much money. The following are three common practices in […]

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Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber Presents: Chamber Business Academy for Business Owners and Operators

Business owners and operators can learn how to build and grow their businesses in this five week course taught by experts in the areas of finance & administration, Leadership & management, sales & marketing, and HR & legal.  Course sessions include lunch and a special guest speaker on locally-available business resources.  A $500 Value!! Participants are required to attend […]

Playing Well With Others: What Investors Should Understand Before Joining Forces

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. Both experienced and new real estate investors can benefit from forming alliances to work together in deals.  This article will highlight some of the most important issues investors should consider before joining up to make money. The first question to consider is why investors should work together in the first […]

Widerman Malek Crew At A Manatees Game

How do you beat the Florida heat?  Head to a Manatees Baseball game with friends and family!    Scott Widerman & Mark Malek Kelly Swartz Eric Hostetler & Mason Williams SURPRISE!

Real Estate Contracts 101

By: Ness Chakir, Esq. Are you buying or selling real estate in Florida? If so, all the terms of deal will be set forth in a written contract governed by Florida law.  Buyers and sellers have the ability to use an already written up contract that has been approved by the Florida Association of Realtors® […]

The National Will Registry—Help For Families Who Can’t Find The Original Last Will And Testament Following Death

By Mark A. Freeman, Esq. The majority of Americans do not have an estate plan, though they may be aware of the importance of preparing for that one sure thing in life.  For many who have taken the time to deal with such a serious matter and create an estate plan, another problem commonly arises.  […]

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