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Keeping Pace with P.A.C.E. Loans

By Charles D. Nostra, Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC

As we discussed a few months ago Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans, which are used to make certain qualifying energy efficiency and hurricane hardening improvements to commercial and residential properties, are increasing in popularity but unfortunately many buyers and sellers do not understand how they work and how they can complicate the real estate closing process.  Here is what you, as a real estate professional, need to know about this increasingly popular financial product.

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  • Resource Feature - March

    Florida Realtors® Legal News Advertising Campaign

    Late last year The Fund took another step in its support of Florida ARECS by launching an advertising campaign in the Florida Realtors’ Legal News, a bi-weekly email newsletter that reaches over 105,000 Florida Realtor® members. 

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  • Congratulations to these new REC Presidents for 2019!

    Congratulations to these new REC Presidents for 2019!

    Bay Area Real Estate Council  - Scott Fitzpatrick, Owens Law Group, P.A., Ruskin

    Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council  - John Primeau, Law Firm of John C. Primeau, P.A., Weston

    Polk Area Real Estate Council - William T. Link, Jr., Reed Mawhinney & Link, PLLC, Lakeland

    Volusia Real Property Council - Joshua C. Wells, Wright & Casey, P.A., New Smyrna Beach

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  • Latest REC News - March

    Latest REC News - March

    The Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Miami-Dade County and the North Dade & Beaches Real Estate Council got the year off to a strong start with their annual joint meeting on January 23rd.  The annual event gives attorneys from across one of our largest counties the opportunity to network.  Manuel Farach, Esq., with McGlinchey Stafford in Fort Lauderdale presented his Real Property Case Law Update and Impact on Your Practice.

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Blog

  • Keeping Pace with P.A.C.E. Loans

    Keeping Pace with P.A.C.E. Loans

    By Charles D. Nostra, Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC

    As we discussed a few months ago Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans, which are used to make certain qualifying energy efficiency and hurricane hardening improvements to commercial and residential properties, are increasing in popularity but unfortunately many buyers and sellers do not understand how they work and how they can complicate the real estate closing process.  Here is what you, as a real estate professional, need to know about this increasingly popular financial product.

    Read more ...  
  • Documentary Stamp Taxes: A Break for Spouses

    Documentary Stamp Taxes: A Break for Spouses

    By: Nomiki Zervos, Associate Attorney, Davis Basta Law Firm, P.A.

    Transferring property can be both exciting and complicated. It’s not as simple as tendering the purchase price to the seller or changing the name on a deed. Before reaching the end result, purchasers typically find themselves amongst a midst of several charges and cash flows.  Amongst these is the documentary stamp tax.

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  • What Are Community Development Districts (“CDDs”) and How Do They Work?

    What Are Community Development Districts (“CDDs”) and How Do They Work?

    By: Rene’ Rutan, REC Relations Manager, Florida ARECS

    If you have been shopping for a new home recently, as I have, or working with a buyer who is, you have undoubtedly encountered the Community Development District or CDD.  Many large, multi-phase communities with lifestyle amenities are now relying on this method of funding development so it is essential that homebuyers and the real estate agents serving them have a full understanding of what CDDs are and how they work. 

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INDUSTRY BLOG

 

CONSUMERS

No two deals are ever the same.
You need all the support and information you can get.

 

BUYING

Buying your home is the single biggest investment most people make. It’s important to get it right the first time.

  • How to make your dream team
  • Understand financing
  • Understand the contract
  • Learn the closing process

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SELLING

The process of going from “for sale” to “sold” isn’t always a straight line. Every property is unique, and so is every sale.

  • The strategy
  • The contract
  • The closing process
  • Resources

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REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

As a real estate professional it is important to get an edge over your competition.

Education and working with a trusted Real Estate Attorney helps you close deals with confidence. The Florida ARECS are here to partner with you and support you.

TOGETHER WE ALL SUCCEED

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PREPARE FOR
YOUR FUTURE

Are you considering Seller Financing? The rules have changed, and you or your client may be subject to new regulatory obligations. Don’t let your deal get terminated

Implementing the CFPB loan originator rule

 

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The Originator

Florida ARECS – Message from the Board!

It has been a very busy time at Florida ARECS! First, we welcomed a brand new REC to our coalition. The Historic Coast Real Estate Council will serve real estate attorneys located in St. Johns and Flagler counties.

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MEET OUR DIRECTORS

Strong leadership is the foundation to our success. Get to know the people who help bring Florida ARECS together.


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