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June 2024

Florida Homestead Laws

Join Berlin Patten Ebling attorneys for seminars covering contractual issues and real estate market trends. ...
26 Jun
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Berlin Patten Ebling Lakewood Ranch Office
8433 Enterprise Circle Suite 200 Bradenton, FL 34202
July 2024
Wine Down Wednesday

Wine Down Wednesday

Join Berlin Patten Ebling attorneys for a great night of getting to know local real estate professionals. Making long lasting connections, and growing your professional network. ...
24 Jul
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Berlin Patten Ebling Venice Office
201 Center Rd, Venice, Florida, 34285
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Preventing Misappropriation of Construction Funds

Misappropriation of construction funds is a serious offense that can significantly impact construction projects and the parties involved, including contractors, subcontractors, and property owners. Florida Statute 713.345 addresses this problem within the construction industry, providing legal guidelines and consequences for those found guilty of the offense.

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A Cautionary Tale: The Hidden Risks of Transferring Property Ownership in Florida

Property owners in Florida enjoy various tax benefits.  Many people are aware of the fact that Florida residents who have established a homestead may claim a 3% cap on the annual increase in the assessed value of their homestead property.  However, the amount by which the assessed value of non-homestead residential property may increase is also capped at 10%.  That can result in significant savings over time, especially as property values continue to increase.

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