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Real Estate Negotiation

Common Negotiables

Common Negotiables

Most Common Negotiables in a Real Estate Transaction: Price Earnest Money Deposit: How Much? Is it due in one lump sum or multiple installments? At what point in the contract is it due? Does it "go hard" at any point to secure the selle...

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Negotiating Repairs After Inspection

Nearly all home inspection reports list items in need of repair or replacement.  Repair negotiations after inspection are common.  If major defects that require costly repairs come up, it's reasonable to ask the seller to make the repairs or ...

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Appraisal Negotiations

Appraisal Negotiations

What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value. The appraisal assures the lender that they aren’t handing the borrower more money than the home is worth and that you are not overpaying! Lenders...

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Force Majeure or “Acts of God” like Hurricanes

What to do if a major storm or hurricane is headed your way while you are under contract? Great news, the Florida standard real estate contract known as the FloridaRealtors/FloridaBar-ASIS-5x  contains a force majeure clause.  This clause pr...

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What Is CAM

What is CAM? CAM stands for Common Area Maintenance and is also known as “Operating Expenses".  In a commercial lease, a CAM provision requires the tenant to pay their pro-rata share of the operating and maintenance expenses for the buildin...

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