Buyers and seller alike should always hire an attorney to represent them and their interests for a real estate closing and real estate transaction. Whether you are buying in Miami Dade County and require the title company to represent you, examine the property title, and prepare a title commitment, or you are a seller of real estate and require not only contract review and revisions, but assistance with document preparation, you must always hire an attorney.

While many states only allow real estate attorneys  to conduct real estate closings, Florida is not one of them. Therefore, many sellers opt to use the title company selected by the buyer in order to represent them. However, that opposing party title company does not represent you. They will charge a fee for document preparation, or settlement services, but at the end of the day, if there is an issue, you are on  your own.

Seller services can include contract preparation, contract review, addendums, inspections negotiations for credits, and a host of different documents required whether the seller is a trust, or a company. There are also issues relating to death of the title holder or liens on the property. 

As a buyer,  the title company will also help with contract preparation or review, run title, run lien searches and prepare closing statements.

While no two real estate transactions are ever alike, no matter whether you are on the seller side or the buyer side, do not go it alone.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A. we have been assisting foreigners, both buyers and sellers, with their real estate needs since 1999.  We are a full service title company and extremely knowledgeable in FIRPTA rules and regulations.

Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we will handle all of the details and represent you from contract to closing.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • 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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September 2012 saw the priciest home sale in Florida history, with the sale of 3 Indian Creek Drive at $45 Million.  Few can believe that the Florida housing market is experiencing such a quick recovery and how rapidly it has turned into a Seller’s market again.  But the proof is in the listings.  Take for example the following:

4 Tahiti Beach Island Road currently listed at $30,000,000.00 or 41 Arvida Parkway in Gables Estates listed at $27 Million and 9151 Arvida Lane in Gables Estates listed at $18 Million.

Are we safe to assume that South Florida is out of the woods and back to the 2005 home sales era?  Well that’s just whats happening is some of the nations most competitive and sought after housing markets such as Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Coconut Grove.  Sales of upper high-end properties are booming in the double digit figures, with tight supply driving prices of highly desirable prices skyrocketing and creating bidding wars (who ever thought we would use that word again so soon).

So what is driving the prices high and creating this Seller’s market?  Well, across the nation there are various explanations. But, in South Florida, a few come to mind.

1.   Turmoil in Europe and South America.  The luxury market is clearly being driven and often times kept afloat by the flurry of foreign investors seeking to place their capital in a safe environment.  Countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, as well as now shaky Europe. These investors are coming in droves and pouring their money here, be it individual investors  or by pooling their capital through LLC’s and seeking EB-5 Visas for automatic residency.  Cities such as Coral Gables, Miami and Pinecrest are reaping the rewards of foreign global financial markets that have been thrown into chaos such as Europe.  Paul Bishop, Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors agrees.  “foreign buyers are very active for many of the same reasons domestic buyers are”.  “Assets in the U.S. including real estate, look pretty appealing as opposed to other parts of the world”.

2.  Financial Flexibility. Buyers that are considering large purchases, are generally borrowing at very low interest rates, or have the liquid cash on hand.  And what better place to invest then a recovering real estate market, that will offer a return on investment far exceeding any national institution.

3. Perception of Value. Even at the very top of the real estate market, buyers still want to ensure that their money is being invested correctly. This means that once savvy home buyers who were holding off in prior years, now are seeing the market recovering.  And the recovery is blazing.  While years previous have shown large declines, luxury home buyers seem to think, as do market professionals, that the luxury market has seen its worst and is now headed to the top once again.  Therefore, the time to buy is now before prices get any higher.

4.  Low Inventory.  Many seeking high end homes in either Gables Estates, Cocoplum, Old Cutler Bay, Star Island and other secluded sectors, have found inventory dwindling.  So when a house goes on the  market, the high end buyers are jumping on it.  “Take for example, the recent sale of Pat Riley, former Miami Heat Coach’s pad” says Jacqueline Salcines, Esq. with the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A. “This luxury home recently sold for $16.8 million and it is reported that the buyer intends to demolish the current structure and build anew”. This was unheard of in the recent South Florida real estate market but truly a sign that the market has taken a turn for the better and is recovering at record speed.”  What better proof than the boom in condominiums going up in the Downtown, Brickell and South Beach area.  “Being of Argentinian decent, I can definately attest to the fact that … the Argentinians are coming in swarms” says attorney Jacqueline A. Salcines, Esq.

All said, what is one to expect in the coming months?  “If my 15 years experience in the housing market and practicing real estate law serves as a guide, we will see a continued influx of foreign investors, Brazilians, Argentinians, Venezuelans, and perhaps a few new ones, Russians, Italians, all looking to reap the rewards of a stable and blazing hot real estate market.”  South Florida is the poster child of a quick recovery and I am honored and excited to be a part of it.” -Jacqueline Salcines, Esq.

Dont Go it Alone.  Seek the assistance of an experienced Real Estate Attorney to assess your investment, review title, and make sure that your investment is a sound one.

Call me today for a no fee consultation.


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