Click here to read the full newsletter! Descent of Homestead by Lawrence W. Thomas, Esq. A common situation which estate planning attorneys and real estate practitioners encounter is that of the descent of homestead real property. Many people in Florida only think of homestead in terms of the exemption that they can claim for ad.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), and with other laws, has expanded previous regulations concerning the licensing, training, screening, and compensation practices of loan originators, mortgage brokers, bank officers, and lenders in general, in consumer loan transactions. On January 10, 2014, the Loan Originator Rule.
In Florida, oil, gas, and mineral rights can be as valuable to their owners as they are in Texas and the other significant oil-producing states. However, mineral rights may have little value in Florida if the property where these rights are located is not zoned for drilling or mining, e.g., the land is zoned for.
A Short Sale means the seller’s lender is accepting a discount of the loan payoff to release an existing mortgage to allow a sale to occur. Typically, a seller most likely needs to be in default and have stopped making mortgage payments before a lender will consider a short sale. Just because the seller is.