Yearly Archives: 2011

Land purchase: it’s not a simple process

Oct 17, 2011 - Real Estate

(Story as it appears in Realty/Builder Connection) The National Association of Realtors’ “Home Ownership Matters” bus tour made a stop in Jacksonville last month and was parked outside the Jacksonville Marriott for the NEFAR meeting. The bus tour started in March and will run through November. It’s stopping at association meetings and consumer shows, and a team from NAR is available to talk about the value of home ownership.

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Legislative Tracking Chart

Mar 14, 2011 - Firm News & Press Releases

The 2011 Florida Legislature gets underway. We will track legislation of interest during the course of the session. Our Legislative Tracking Chart will be updated approximately once a week to reflect the progress of the bills through the Florida House and Senate. Links on the chart will direct you to the bill text and to analysis of each bill prepared by legislative staff.

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Two Attorneys Join Firm

Mar 10, 2011 - Firm News & Press Releases

Jacksonville, FL (March 9, 2011) – Ansbacher & Associates, P.A., a North Florida law firm specializing in associations, real estate and construction, law announced today that it has named attorneys Robert Joseph Dill and James Usery as firm associates. Mr. …

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Association Wins Battle Against Bank

Feb 27, 2011 - Condo & Homeowner Associations

Interesting case reported from Southwest Florida appeal. The mortgage lender filed a lawsuit attempting to foreclose a mortgage. The community association successfully challenged the lawsuit due to the bank’s inability to show is was the proper holder of the mortgage. On appeal, the homeowners’ association also obtained an award of its attorneys’ fees. The case illustrates the importance of carefully reviewing each case filed by a bank attempting to foreclose an association’s lien rights and when appropriate to aggressively challenge the lawsuit.

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Ansbacher Lectures at Civic Association Roundtable

Feb 14, 2011 - Firm News & Press Releases

Barry Ansbacher delivered a lecture on How Homeowners Associations Can Deal with the Impact of Short Sales and Foreclosures to the St. Johns County Civic Association Roundtable. The speech was delivered on February 14, 2010. The Roundtable consists of over 30 civic groups and homeowners associations representing a population of approximately 40,000 members. The Roundtable has been active since the 1980’s.

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