Author Archives: Ben Parham

Why We Won’t Use YELP !

Many of us rely on Yelp for advice on restaurants, dry cleaners, retailers, handymen, gardeners, real estate agents and so on under the assumption that it is a democratic site that supports all comments, good and bad, without bias. Nothing … Continue reading

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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

HURRICANES AND TROPICAL STORMS by Cathy L. Lucrezi, Attorney at LawIt’s that time of year again. A tropical storm will cause mischief somewhere and damage someone’s rental premises. The havoc will interrupt the tenant’s possession of the premises as well … Continue reading

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Smoke Detector Laws 2015

Smoke Detectors – The New 2015 Law by Harry Heist, Attorney at Law After a number of years of unsuccessful bills introduced in the Florida Legislature, finally a bill addressing smoke detector/alarms has passed into law. Florida Statute Section 553.883 … Continue reading

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Dogs and Insurance

Dogs and Insurance by Harry A. Heist, Attorney at LawMany property managers have improved the way they are dealing with pets. They know to always use a pet addendum, confirm with the COA or HOA that pets are permitted for … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Gas Grill

DEALING WITH THE GAS GRILL by Harry Anthony Heist, Attorney at LawEach year thousands of explosions and accidental fires occur due to the use and misuse of gas grills, resulting in of thousands of injuries, millions of dollars in property … Continue reading

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Social Media Reviews

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Copying Military ID’s

Copying Military Identification by Harry Heist, Attorney at Law  In a past issue of our email newsletter, specifically the March 2008 issue, we addressed the topic of copying an applicant or a resident’s ID. It is our opinion that the … Continue reading

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Renter’s Insurance is a MUST

Why Renter’s Insurance is necessary.

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Housing Market Displays New Vigor as Prices Rise

By NICK TIMIRAOS Home prices notched their strongest year-to-date gains since 2005, climbing 5.9% through July and signaling the housing market’s steady trudge toward recovery. The rising prices in Tuesday’s Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city index could play a pivotal role … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Improve in July, Prices Continue to Rise

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Sales of existing homes rose in July even with constraints of affordable inventory, and the national median price is showing five consecutive months of year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Monthly sales … Continue reading

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