Florida title to real property is held in the form of a “deed”.  There are many different types of real estate deeds. You can have a Warranty Deed for general real estate sales and purchases. When you purchase property from a developer you typically get a Special Warranty Deed.  When you purchase property from a Trust you get a Trustee Deed. And then there are Quit Claim Deeds.  Quit Claim Deeds are mere transfers of title, without any warranty or guarantee as to the title or clouds on title. For example, there may be a mortgage or lien on the property that will not be extinguished or removed when the title is transferred by quit claim deed.

The recording of a quit claim deed, while inexpensive ($10.60 in Miami Dade and $10.70 in Broward and Palm Beach County), affords the least protection to the purchaser or Grantee, and  also requires the payment of documentary stamp taxes on any outstanding mortgage(s). If not paid at the time of recording, then the transferor could face severe penalties after recording the document.

Many deeds are exempt from having to pay documentary stamp taxes,  for example, if the deed is the result of a divorce. And while many vendors such as Office Depot sell deeds, it is always best to consult a real estate attorney to prepare it for you. Any mistake, or wrong digit in the legal description of the real estate could have severe consequences, after the fact if Grantors die or disappear.

Next time you require the preparation of a deed or transfer of property, consult with an attorney so you are protected and will have peace of mind.

We are a full service real estate law firm handling all aspects of contract and landlord tenant law.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant law
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Negotiations

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate problems for 17 years. If you have an issue with a contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

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Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

TEL. 305 669 5280




Over the past 17 YEARS, The Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA has represented buyers and sellers with regard to purchasing and selling real estate in Florida.  Whether a seasoned buyer purchasing for investment, primary residence or first time home buyers, we have represented thousands of clients in transactions involving real estate.


As a real estate buyer, we are capable of guiding buyers through the entire purchase process and keeping our clients away from real estate pitfalls in which the unguided are prone to fall. Our firm is known for its detailed attention to each and every client we represent. In representing buyers, our primary goal is to make sure that you are fully educated as to what you are acquiring. This goes beyond the face of the home listing. To be certain that your investment is sound, you need an experienced attorney who can fully inform you of any defects, legal encumbrances, liens and other issues the property may have that are not apparent to the untrained eye.

As a buyer or seller of real estate utilizing our firm, you also have the added benefit of having attorney Jacqueline Salcines hold the dual title of Real Estate Attorney, Accountant and Title Agent. At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA we will assist you with all your title and closing needs. We have extensive experience and knowledge to assist all of your real estate need.


As a seller of real estate, representation by a lawyer is equally important. Whether you need us to draft your contract, negotiate credits after inspection, or provide changes to the contract, as well as prepare seller docs for closing, we are here. We also prepare Mortgage and Promissory Notes as well as deeds for seller financing.  When Sellers close with us, they have one hundred percent peace of mind that they are getting full representation and the transaction will be a smoothe one.

Jacqueline Salcines, Esq. is experienced and ready to pursue or defend Real Estate Agent-Broker/Client disputes concerning:

  • Real Estate closing for residential
  • Real Estate closing for commercial
  • Seller representation and seller docs
  • Seller financing
  • Mortgage and note preparation
  • Title examination and title services
  • Lien Searches

Call or email us today for a free Consultation.

Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines, Esq.


Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines, P.A.

706 S. Dixie Highway

Second Floor

Coral Gables, FLorida 33146

Tel:  305  669  5280


Stacks of One Hundred Dollar Bills with Small House.Many things need to be considered when buying a property, regardless of whether your plans are to live in it or whether it is an investment. 2013 marked a year of many changes in the tax code by the Internal Revenue Service, including changes as to how mortgage interest income can be deducted and reported on tax returns, as well as Capital Gains taxes and limits, and numerous others are planned and will take effect upon property purchased in 2013.

If  the property you are considering purchasing is distressed, you will have a wide array  of considerations.  For instance, if the seller purchased in a foreclosure auction or as an REO, was the foreclosure accurately handled and/or dismissed.  As a buyer, you will need to make sure that the title is clean and that no other interest holders have rights, that may haunt you after you have signed on the dotted line.  This is the important, often overlooked role of the real estate attorney/title agent who will make sure that all this is reviewed prior to closing.  Moreover, whether the property and the loans associated with it are being audited by the Department of Justice is also a huge impacting consideration, as it may force titles that were issued to property owners and bona fide purchasers to be reversed, causing siginificant economic damages.

Real estate taxes also have a huge impact on whether a property should be considered or not.  In the advent of another real estate bubble, and with home values increasing by dramatic amounts, October may cause us to witness increased assessed values by the Property Appraiser causing once lower valued property taxes to double.

Return on Investment is also a big consideration.  If the property you are purchasing will be improved for rental,  the rental values permitted in the particular market need to be assessed.  What amounts will you be paying yearly in maintenance, insurance, taxes versus what the market will allow you to charge in rent.  Attorney Jacqueline A. Salcines states:  “At my firm, we use state of the art realty programs and tools that allow us to calculate up to the minute rental values for the most accurate assessment of what our client can rent the properties they are considering purchasing for.  This allows our investors to calculate their return on investment and make a sound decision as to whether to embark on the investment or walk away.”  There are countless other considerations that must be evaluated before you sign on the dotted line.

For many, buying a home is the single most costliest investment ever made.  It makes sense to have the right professionals by your side to guide you every step of the way.

At The Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A., attorney Jacqueline A. Salcines is not only a real estate attorney and title agent with Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Inc. and Old Republic National Title Insurance,  but also an Accountant and Realtor.  Of equal importance, our firm has partnered up with  Tax Accountants and real estate professionals to provide the best guidance and advice to make sure your decision is a sound one.

Dont got it alone.  Hire the services of a professional to assist in making that one decision that may affect the rest of your life.

We are located in Coral Gables and the first consultation is always at no charge.