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2019 Florida Property Tax Payment Deadline Extended to April 15

Date 03-30-2020

MESSAGE FROM THE BROWARD COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER: MARTY KIAR During these difficult and  unprecedented times, BCPA is still working to assist property owners with filing for exemptions and answering property related questions. Advances in technology have allowed our staff to continue to provide service to the public while maintaining a safe distance from others. BCPA […]

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DO NOT FEAR, REMOTE ONLINE NOTARIZATION IS HERE!

Date 03-26-2020

It’s two days before closing simultaneous real estate transactions. You’re finally moving up from that townhouse into a single-family home. You travel all over the world for work and now, you’re in Budapest finishing up a project, when you find out that, due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), International travel has been suspended. You cannot […]

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Estate Planning

NATIONAL MAKE A WILL MONTH

Date 08-13-2019

Did you know that it’s National Make a Will Month?  We recently watched a Today Show feature that shared the importance of having an estate plan.  Unfortunately, the Today Show failed to share some very important aspects of estate planning and creating a will.  Instead of recommending an estate planning attorney, they directed their viewers […]

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Florida Expands Documentary Stamp Tax Newlywed Exemption to All Married Persons

Date 06-26-2019

Florida Expands Documentary Stamp Tax Newlywed Exemption to All Married Persons QUICK RUNDOWN: On July 1, 2018, the documentary stamp tax statute amendments became effective.  This amendment created a new exemption from documentary stamp taxes for certain instruments (i.e., deeds) that transfer encumbered (a/k/a properties with mortgages) homestead property between newlywed spouses within the first […]

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Victoria Park Canal

Exemptions for Florida (Broward) Residential Real Estate 2019

Date 03-07-2019

It is time to, “File Now for the 2019 Senior Exemption” Property owners who are 65 years or older may qualify for an additional exemption on their Homesteaded property. This additional exemption – which applies only to the county’s portion of the taxes and city taxes for residents of cities that have adopted this exemption […]

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