Beware of Wire Fraud

By: Peter Pike, Esq., Pike Law Firm My neighbors put their house on the market and less than a week later had accepted an all-cash contract with no contingencies. They proceeded to purchase a smaller townhome, all cash, and were planning to re-pay the money that they had taken out of a retirement account to [...]

Make Sure Your Buyers Don’t Miss Out On Valuable Tax Benefits

By: Bill Furst, Sarasota County Property Appraiser I can’t count the number of times a distraught property owner contacts this office because the homestead is “missing.” There are many statutory reasons for that but the most common is that otherwise qualified property owners never applied and, what should be most distressing to you, they often [...]

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