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Options for Selling Inherited Real Estate in Florida

Option: Selling to an Investor There are many real estate investors very interested in buying properties out of probate.  Some investors specialize in this market and manage marketing campaigns targeting heirs.  The most common way to reach heirs is by getting their addresses through public record probate filings used to send direct mail pitches to […]

For many homeowners, a plummeting housing market has transformed a previously prudent investment into an oppressive financial burden.  Engaging in a strategic mortgage default with the help of a foreclosure defense attorney may be one of your best options for controlling damage to your credit.  If you’ve found yourself in a tough financial situation with […]

There has been a lot of media coverage about banks foreclosing on homeowners in recent years.  Another type of foreclosure that hasn’t received as much attention involves homeowner associations (“HOA”) suing property owners for failing to pay their dues. Homeowners can lose their homes, which is clearly a terrible outcome.  Unless they know their legal […]

      Traditionally, the legal world has lagged behind advances in technology.  In this high-tech internet age, the pace of change rapidly accelerates while our digital presence in daily life continues to grow.  Consider how much our lives revolve around technology.  As individuals and businesses gradually but irreversibly move toward a paperless existence, our gadgets […]

All Florida landlords should read and understand the state’s landlord-tenant laws found in Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes.  A part of the law that contains pitfalls and has historically caused problems for investors is 83.49.  This subsection covers tenant security deposits and the rules governing how landlords may hold and refund deposits following the […]

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. All real estate professionals should be very much aware of certain legal issues regarding housing discrimination and the federal and state laws that cover them.  Some very important issues involve fair housing laws designed to protect the public from the discriminatory practices that once flourished in the real estate industry. […]

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. © 2018, All Rights Reserved. The law has always struggled to keep up with technology.  Back in the 70’s, the legal system was not ready to address issues stemming “test tube” babies and currently, there are some gray areas involving digital assets in estate planning. In the still-young internet age, […]

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2018 Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Location: Bohemian Hotel, 700 Bloom St., Celebration, FL Attorney Charles Castellon will be included amongst the speakers at this event being sponsored by Pact Prosperity. Mr. Castellon will be speaking on the subjects of credit qualification for mortgage lending and factors to be aware of related to […]

The concept of “Death Dinners” is a growing trend gaining momentum nationwide.  Talking about death over dinner may not seem appetizing, but this idea is the result of the chronic problem of our societal avoidance of the most unpleasant and certain event in life.  There are organizers, both volunteer and for profit, facilitating gatherings where […]

Business Succession Planning – The Basics

What is a Business Succession Plan? We’re a nation of planners.  We plan our days, weeks, vacations, weddings and paying for our children’s college education many years ahead of time.  Unfortunately, many of us fall short in planning for the one sure thing in life.  It’s long been said the only guarantees are death and taxes.  […]

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