Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation
2013 May Laws Versus Rules

 Differences and disputes happen. We’re only human, and that’s why laws and rules are in place. But, the federalist system of government we  use in this country is far from the most efficient system. Layers and layers of  laws, statutes, a…

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Law & Legislation
2013 February Knowledge is Power

While essential to the successful operation of all cooperatives or condominiums, governing documents are often only glossed over by otherwise well-intentioned board members, residents and property managers leading to potential pitfalls.…

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Law & Legislation
2012 July Writing the Rules

 Nothing stays the same forever. As community standards, attitudes and  populations shift and evolve, rules and regulations that once made sense or  that reflected the views and standards of their day can become antiquated,  irrelevant, or…

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Law & Legislation
2012 July What's Up on the Docket

With millions of Floridians affected by laws pertaining to condominiums, co-ops and HOAs, the upcoming state legislative session will include discussion of bills that touch a large percentage of the state’s population and may well bring…

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Law & Legislation
2012 January Not Just a Pretty Face

 Descriptions of “vintage,” “refurbished” and “pre-owned” can persuade the decision toward some purchases—cars, computers, that perfect James Dean-era leather jacket—but for South Florida homebuyers, the allure of shiny and new is often to…

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Law & Legislation
2012 January RIP Fannie & Freddie?

 One of the biggest issues in the real estate industry over the past year has  been the speculation that government-sponsored mortgage programs Fannie Mae and  Freddie Mac will be ending. For the past 70 years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac  …

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Law & Legislation
2011 September Florida's 2011 Legislative Roundup

 One of the most apt descriptions of politics theorizes that it’s really all about who gets what, when, and how. With the 2010 elections having  delivered Republicans supermajorities—veto proof power—in both of Florida’s Legislative chambe…

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