Lately, the national news has been filled with people who are discovering that the new tax law has them paying more to Uncle Sam than they previously had to pay. As we enter the height of tax season, many of us here in Florida are not among those people, due to our relatively low property tax and other state taxes. Read more
The estate tax currently affects only a tiny fraction of people in Florida. But even if you’re in its bullseye, there are ways to limit its effect
People who hate it call it the death tax. People who want to see it increase label it the Paris Hilton tax. But despite the intense passions, the estate tax actually plays a role in only a very tiny sliver of Florida probates.
Also called an inheritance tax, the estate tax is a levy on the transfer of a taxable estate from a deceased person to their heirs. It was created by federal law. Read more
Your South Florida home is on the market and the contract is signed. Or perhaps you’ve found your dream house and can’t wait to close. Then mold is discovered to have invaded the home.
Probably nothing creates terror in a home on the real estate market as the sight of mold.
While this living fungus can indeed contaminate a home and make its residents feel sick, discovering mold does not have to kill your deal—or your dream home. On the flip side, buyers can protect themselves from being stuck with a house that is severely infested with mold by taking one easy step. Read more
You’re excited to be selling your home. Or you found a fabulous house you want to buy. Then the closing attorney tells you there will be a delay, because a “cloud” was found on the title.
You inevitably ask yourself, what is a cloud on title?
A cloud on title is the term for a defect in the chain of ownership on a property. If there is a cloud, until it is fixed title underwriters will refuse to insure the new title. This typically means the seller can’t legally pass that title to the new buyer, and the buyer can’t own their new home. Read more
The Law Office of Gary M. Landau, P.A.
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Our latest blogs
- At Tax Time, Be Glad Florida Has Low Real Estate Taxes
- Why Does It Take So Long to Close on a New Home?
- Should You Worry about the Estate Tax?
- The Home You’re Buying or Selling Developed Toxic Mold. Now What?
- What Does It Mean to Have a Cloud on Your Home’s Title?
- How Will Your Heirs Find Your Assets?
Gary M. Landau, Esq.
Former Board Member and Award-Winner, Broward County Bar Association Member of Florida and New York Bars Certified Circuit Court and County Court Mediator