Real Estate Law

Buyer or Seller Representation in Real Estate Closings

Don’t go it alone!  Karlson Law Group, P.A. is a licensed Title Insurance Agent with Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund. Whether you are selling your home and need an attorney to handle the closing and issue a Title Insurance Policy, or whether you are buying and want to ensure that the Title Insurance Policy you are receiving adequately protects your interest, you need to be represented.

Quiet Title/Tax Deeds

When you purchase property at a Tax Deed Sale you must either hold the property for a period of four (4) years or obtain a Judgment Quieting Title in your name from a Court of competent jurisdiction prior to being able to convey “marketable title.”

If you are interested in learning more about Tax Deed Sales or have already purchased property and need information about Quieting Title to same, contact Karlson Law Group, P.A. at 863.465.5033 to set up an appointment.

Title Insurance

Karlson Law Group, P.A. is a licensed Title Insurance Agent with Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund.  We offer 10% premium discounts on Policies exceeding $300,000.00.  Additionally, we can provide Mortgagee Policies if you are refinancing your home and you will be entitled to a Reissue Credit Discount against the insurance premium due.

Variances

If your home or screened enclosure encroaches into a set-back established by the Highlands County Code of Ordinances, it may be necessary for you to obtain a variance to allow for that condition to continue.  In these cases it is better to ask for permission than forgiveness.  If you wish to construct an addition that will violate set-backs, seek a variance first.  We can help.

Deed Preparation

Don’t be fooled, there is no such thing as a “Quick Claim Deed.”  Often mistaken for such is a deed entitled Quit Claim Deed.  This deed conveys any and all interest the Grantor has in certain property without warranties thereto.  Other types of deeds include Warranty Deeds, Special Warranty Deeds, Qualified Life Estate Deeds, General Life Estate Deeds, to name a few. Let a professional prepare your deeds.

Value Adjustment Board

Are your real property taxes too high?  It is possible that your real property value is overly inflated due to the unavailability of recent sales data.in your neighborhood.  We may be able to assist you in presenting comparable sales data to the Highlands County Property Appraiser’s Office, resulting in a decrease in the tax assessed value of your property, which could reduce your property taxes due.  There is a 15 day window commencing when you receive your Trim Notice in the mail to contest the tax assessed value on your property.  Contact us in August for more information.

Private Mortgage Preparation

We can prepare Mortgage documents, including the Mortgage, Promissory Note, and Amortization Schedules needed when you are either a private Lender or Borrower obtaining funding from a private lending source.