Isaac Benergui – Law Offices of Isaac Benmergui, P.A.

Residential Slowdown Looming for South Florida

Local real estate agents in South Florida say the market may be cooling off. Prices are too high, and the buyer pool is getting smaller and smaller…more

Countering a Low Appraisal

According to a study by the National Association of Realtors, one in three real estate transactions runs into trouble when it comes to the appraisal. The appraisal is a key part of the home buying process, since the bank won’t…more

How to Spot Chinese Drywall

In many homes built between 2001 and 2009, drywall from China was used in the construction process. Since then, it’s been discovered that much of this drywall was defective. Many homes built in South Florida in 2006 were…more

How Long Does it Take to Close a Commercial Lease?

If you’re thinking of finding a commercial space for your business, don’t expect to be up and running in your new space quickly. A commercial lease is a big commitment, and taking the time to research your space thoroughly and…more

Five Things to Look for When Buying a Rental Property

When you decide to purchase an investment property, looking at actual homes is probably the last thing you need to do. First, you need to research, research, research. Determine what kind of cash flow you need to make it worth…more

Choosing the Right Location for Your Business

Choosing the right location for your business is crucial. Besides the question of whether to buy or rent your commercial space, you need to pick a location that has the maximum benefit for your business at the minimum cost…more

Small Investors Taking a Big Bite out of the Miami Rental Market

Small investors are surfacing as a big driver in the South Florida post-recession housing market. In the first quarter of 2015, small investors accounted for 59 percent of housing sales, according to RealtyTrac…more

Warehouses a Hot Commodity in South Florida

Construction is up in South Florida—way up. Anyone who can look up at the Miami skyline can tell you that. But it’s not just condos…more

Rent on the Rise in South Florida

The weather isn’t the only thing getting hot in Florida—the rental market is heating up, too…more

What is a Special Assessment?

Homeowner’s fees and condo association fees are generally charged monthly or yearly. These amounts increase every few years to keep up with inflation…more

What is a Nominee Loan?

by Isaac Benmergui, Esq During the housing boom, the nominee loan was large part of many mortgage fraud schemes. An individual with good credit would take out a loan, and then forward the funds to another individual who then…more

How do I Figure out my Loan-to-value Ratio?

Whether you need money to improve your home or to fix up a rental property, a home equity loan can help. A home equity loan allows you to take money back out of your home to use for anything you want. Before the housing crash,…more

Can I get a HELOC on my Rental Property?

Getting a home equity loan on your rental property may be a little harder than finding a bank who is willing to lend to you based on the value of your residence. That’s because rental properties are a little more expendable, so…more

What are Florida Sunshine laws?

The Florida Sunshine law—sounds cheerful, right? The Florida Sunshine laws were put into place to keep government officials in check and ensure that meetings were being conducted in an open, transparent way that allowed the…more

Are New or Existing Homes a Better Investment?

With home construction on the rebound, there is plenty of new construction to choose from. But is it a better deal than buying an existing home? Which one is the better investment?…more
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