Florida Buyer Closing Cost Calculator
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Florida Form 9 endorsement
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What Are Closing Costs for a Buyer in Florida?
New Yorkers buying a home in Florida will be pleasantly surprised to find that closing costs down here are substantially lower than the closing costs they're used to up north. With the exception of broker commissions, paid by the seller, …
The Complete Guide to Buying a Condo in Miami (2023)
Buying a condo in Miami is an exciting event, but it can catch many first time buyers or out-of-towners by surprise because of how different the process is. For example, many New Yorkers used to submitting multiple, completely non-binding offers …
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Pros and Cons of Living in Miami (2023)
People considering leaving New York or San Francisco for Miami almost always search the internet for reasons why people hate to live in Miami, or why Florida is so terrible. After all, Florida Man is a national phenomenon, and the …
What is a Florida Warranty Deed?
The Warranty Deed is used for most transactions involving an arms length buyer and seller, i.e. when the counter-parties are strangers. With a Warranty Deed, the grantor, or seller, is giving the grantee, or buyer, a guarantee of warranty that …
What Are Florida Seller Closing Costs?
Florida seller closing costs are lower compared to New York, and will run on average between 7% to 8% of the sale price, assuming a typical 6% Realtor commission and the seller pays for title insurance and related search fees. …
What Is the Seller’s Affidavit for Closing?
A seller's affidavit, otherwise known as a seller's closing affidavit, is a typical document signed by the seller on closing day, along with the warranty deed, bill of sale, assignment of parking space and power of attorney, if applicable. The …
Miami Neighborhood Guide
Miami is blessed with a variety of different, appealing neighborhoods to choose from, unlike New York City where everyone wants to live in a few neighborhoods like the West Village, Meatpacking District or the Lower East Side. In this Miami …
Why do you need a Florida Bill of Sale for a home sale?
A Florida Bill of Sale is one of the typical closing documents a home seller will sign in addition to the Florida Warranty Deed. A Bill of Sale is necessary because the sale of a typical home invariably will come …
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What is the Seller Disclosure Form in Florida?
The seller disclosure form in Florida is required by law1 to be filled out by sellers and presented to buyers after a purchase contract has been signed, and is an important part of the process of buying a condo in …
Sample Title Commitment for a Florida Home Purchase
We've included sample title commitment letters below for a hypothetical all cash condo purchase as well as a financed condo purchase in Miami, Florida. Notice how the title insurance commitment specifies exactly who and what is being insured, and how …
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Sample Florida ALTA 9 endorsement
The ALTA 9 endorsement is typically issued in Florida for purchases of free-standing residential houses and commercial buildings, but is not typically used for condominium buildings. It is an additional piece of insurance that protects against loss or damage resulting …
Real Estate Investing in NYC vs. South Florida
I am a very small real estate investor in New York City and South Florida, and wanted to point out a few similarities and differences in being a landlord in each state. My primary residence is in New York, where …