A Brief Overview of the Commercial Real Estate Closing Process

When purchasing a piece of commercial real estate, it can be very helpful to understand each of the steps that need to take place during the closing process. While a lot of it is similar to closing on a residential real estate deal, there are some unique things to be aware of so that you’re prepared. Holding Your Escrow Company When closing on a commercial real estate deal it is typically necessary to have a Read More

Buying a Home? Avoid These 4 Mistakes in the Closing Process

You have found the perfect house, performed due diligence to get a pre-approval letter from your lender, and are now ready to close the deal for your new home. But your work is not quite done yet. If you are not careful, you might end up losing the property just as soon as you acquire it. Or, in some cases, the owner may even change their mind and sell it to someone else. Until everyone signs all the documents, the Read More

Choosing Your Closing Agent!

  I often receive calls for a “quote” to handle the closing on the purchase of a residential property.  I always request a copy of the Contract to review key information such as parties involved, purchase price, closing date and contract terms—all to gain insight into the transaction details to assist parties, especially buyers, to close the transaction. After all, a home is the largest purchase most Read More

The 5 Corporate Documents You Should Know About

When running a corporation, you are legally obligated to keep track of many things, and have official documents to verify much of what is done. This applies whether you’re running a multi-billion dollar organization or a small business. Regardless of the size or type of corporation you are running, it is a good idea to be aware of some key types of documents that will likely be needed. Certificate of Read More

Reyes Title Services… your ally in getting your deals closed!

Realtors are the backbone of South Florida’s real estate market. You invest time and effort in education, spend hours making calls for listings, or helping clients find the right property, and despite the internet, place countless miles on your car searching for the right property. Would be buyers similarly spend weeks and months searching and looking for the right property to turn into their “home” or the right Read More

Hurricane Irma,… and now the Insurance Company Won’t Pay your Real Estate Damage Claim?!

Hurricane Irma hit us hard, and now, your home or investment property was damaged – roof, broken windows, flooding, maybe the infrastructure was taxed and pipes burst. You’ve been paying your insurance premiums for years, and naturally, you file your claim. If your insurance company denies your claim or pays you substantially less than is needed to properly repair the damages; that’s where we can help! Typically, Read More

Commercial Real Estate Transactions and 5 Legal Issues to Consider

If you are looking to purchase commercial real estate, it is important to be aware of potential legal issues that could impact the transaction. Knowing what to watch out for, and having the help you need, can ensure your transaction goes smoothly from beginning to end. Zoning Issues When purchasing commercial real estate, you need to make sure that all the zoning is correct based on what you will be doing with Read More

The 6 Characteristics the Best Corporate Counsel for Your Business Will Have

Whether you own a small startup, or you represent a major corporation, having corporate counsel for a business offers many important advantages. As with any position, however, it is important to choose the right individual or firm for the job. Those who function as corporate counsel should have some very specific characteristics in order to be able to do their jobs effectively on behalf of the business(es) they Read More

5 Common Issues to Address in Shareholder Agreements

Whether you are just starting out a new company that will have multiple shareholders, or you’re ready to take your business to the next level by legally setting up shareholders, it is important to make sure it is done right. Having this type of agreement in place can help to ensure things are properly planned out now so that disputes and other conflicts can be avoided in the future. These types of agreements also Read More

What Are Deficiency Judgments?

Florida has one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the nation. In addition, they are one of only a few other states that have a law stating that if the mortgage balance is higher than the value of the property, the financial institution holding the mortgage can continue to pursue the money owed. When this occurs, the financial institution will seek a deficiency judgment. If awarded, they will be able to pursue Read More