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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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  • Latest REC News - January

    Latest REC News

    On November 5th South Florida attorney Manuel Farach presented his extremely popular Recent Real Property Case Law Update and the Impact on Your Practice to members of the Martin County Real Estate Council.  If your REC has not yet hosted this program contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Message from the President

    Message from the President

    By Patricia A. Nugent, President, Florida ARECS

    I hope you and your family enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season. 

    2018 was a significant year for Florida ARECS in two notable areas – Realtor® Relations and Leadership Development.

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  • Latest REC News - November

    Latest REC News - November

    Florida real estate agents are subject to one of two continuing education deadlines based on their license renewal dates – March 31 or September 30 so late summer is a busy time for our real estate councils who provide Realtor® education accredited by the Florida Real Estate Commission.

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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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  • Do I really need cyber crime insurance?

    Do I Really Need Cyber Crime Insurance?

    By: Michael Rothman, Esq., Fund Legal Education Manager

    Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud and other social engineering frauds remain a real concern for all those engaged in the real estate profession. A single uninsured and misappropriated wire transfer in the hundreds or even tens of thousands of dollars can cripple one’s business. 

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  • AS-IS v. Standard FR/BAR in wake of Diaz v. Kosch

    AS-IS v. Standard FR/BAR in the wake of Diaz v. Kosch.

    By: Michelle Gomez Hinden, Esq., B.C.S. and assisted by Flor Leiva, Law Clerk

    After 6 years of litigation arising from a $2,850,000 residential real estate contract, the 3rd District Court delivered its noteworthy opinion...

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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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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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