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Cristen Heather Martinez

Cristen Martinez’s Legal Guides

6 total

  • Supreme Court Clarifies Borrower’s Right to Rescind Loan

    On January 13, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., in an opinion which clarifies a borrower’s right to rescind a loan transaction pursu

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  • Changes to Florida's Limited Liability Compancy Act

    Below is a list of the major changes to Florida's Revised Limited Liability Company Act, and specifically how those changes affect the real estate community. Introduction In 2013, Florida’s legislatur

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  • How Much Are Renters Actually Protected After Foreclosure

    This Legal Guide explores the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act and the recent judicial opinion ruling that tenants do not have a private right of action under the Act. Accordingly, tenants essen

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  • Seller's Duty to Disclose in a Residential Real Estate Transaction

    Until 1985, sellers of residential property retained little responsibility regarding disclosures. Rather, caveat emptor, or buyer beware reigned. Buyers maintained sole duty to inspect the property diligently before purchasing. This duty of the buyer to inspect the property, in e...

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  • Enforcement of Deed Restrictions by Homeowners' and/or Condominium Associations

    Many homeowners experience difficulties with their homeowners associations, especially when it comes to the associations attempt to enforce deed restrictions. Homeowners routinely receive written notices from their homeowners association regarding violations of the deed restrict...

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  • Tenant Rights in Foreclosure

    With the current state of the real estate market and the prevalence of foreclosures in our area, it is important to know your rights as a tenant. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act became effective in 2009. It provides tenants specific rights when the home they are rentin...

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