Buying real estate is an exciting time. Whether it’s a new home or commercial property, new possibilities await and with that comes optimism and opportunities. Buying real estate is also an extremely stressful time. There’s risk – financially and emotionally. And the pressure you are under is immense. With so much at stake and so much that can wrong if

When you experience property damage, there’s so much more at stake than just getting your property fixed. There are financial concerns, emotional concerns, and other business and personal concerns that extend far beyond what caused the initial disruption in the first place. Getting things back to normal as quickly as possible is imperative to restoring normalcy and leveling the myriad

Across the globe, disaster planning has taken on a whole new meaning for many people, and while a viral pandemic like the coronavirus is certainly unique, we here in Florida have lived through other disasters and know what it’s like to have our daily lives completely upended by a force wholly out of our control. It is also why we

With so many moving parts in any real estate transaction, it’s easy to see how myths and misconceptions about homeownership and the purchase process can begin to circulate among friends, family, and the internet. As real estate attorneys at Silverberg | Brito, PLLC, we’ve heard our share of them and wanted to dedicate a series of blog posts to debunking

The coronavirus -so fast-moving and stealthy – has quickly made its way around the globe, and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic has put us all on edge. Not only is it posing very serious and life-threatening health risks, it has also forced many of our businesses to completely shut down. Restaurants, retail, and entertainment venues are shuttered; many offices are vacant

Among one of the hundreds of decisions you’ll have to make when buying a house is whether or not to buy title insurance. While every homeowner’s situation is different, we generally encourage our clients to consider making the relatively minimal investment in order to protect such a large financial purchase for the long haul (for an overview of what title

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, fellow Floridians, but whether we like it or not, hurricane season is fast approaching. And while there are a whole host of unknowns that come with storm season, one thing we know for certainty is that it pays to be prepared. Another thing we know? It’s never too early to start

Most homeowners work with a real estate agent when buying or selling a home, but what about a real estate attorney? This is an area that can seem more ambiguous to some, but an attorney’s role couldn’t be more important to the success of a real estate transaction. If you have questions about what a real estate attorney does and

In most real estate transactions, there are generally three key players at the table: the buyer, the seller, and the lender. Each player has a stake in the transaction, and each should be doing what they can to protect their interests and assets throughout the process. The best way to do this? Ensure that you have representation. No matter which

Once you’ve found your dream home and chosen to move forward with the purchase, many steps have to take place on the road to closing day. Let’s walk through some of those important steps that happen during the real estate closing process in Florida. What happens at a real estate closing? During a real estate closing in Florida, the buyers

All of the excitement, stress, and anxiety related to a real estate transaction culminates on one final day – closing. It’s the big day when final papers are signed (a lot of them!), checks are passed (big ones!), and you finally get the keys to your new kingdom. Closing on your Florida property signals more than just the transferring of

Changes Due to Coronavirus The one constant in life is change. With that in mind, we wanted to take a moment to address Coronavirus (COVID-19). At Silverberg | Brito, PLLC we are taking the pandemic seriously. In order to do our part to stop its spread, and make sure our staff is able to continue working on your case, our

For most people, buying a home will be one of the biggest purchases of their lives. What’s more, aside from just the financial investment in the property, there can also be a significant emotional investment as well. Given such an investment, it goes without saying that property owners should do what they can to ensure their legal rights are protected

Like all types of insurance, title insurance is designed to offer you financial protection in the event that unforeseen problems arise with your property’s ownership history, which could result from errors in the titling records of your home or other past ownership issues. There are two types of title insurance policies – one that covers the mortgage lender (required by

Waiting to receive your insurance settlement can seem like it takes forever. We hear you loud and clear. And sadly, it can take far too long, as we’ve seen played out in claim after claim throughout the state of Florida. Our elected officials and the Florida Senate Insurance and Banking Committee knows it’s a problem, and we need to continue