Why Florida?

White sand beaches, no income tax, warm weather all year around, palm trees, sunsets, sunrises and a million other reasons why Florida.

Buying Property in Florida

Koontz & Associates have helped many families and businesses success fulfill their dream of moving to Florida from a different country. It really is everything you ever dreamed of, but without proper representation and help, your biggets fears can become realities.

We'll show you the difference between buying property here in Florida versus buying property at home. I can assure you it's a different process you may not be familiar with.

Below are several resources to get you up to speed on buying property in Florida.

Residential Real Estate Law Services From Koontz & Associates

Real estate: it’s one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. Because of this, you can’t afford to walk into the process blind or to rely on legal advice that doesn’t have your best interests at heart. Here at Koontz & Associates, our team prides itself on offering intelligent, common-sense residential real estate law advice to clients for years. An experienced residential real estate law firm, we’re here to guide you toward the best possible outcomes for your real estate foray.

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International Law: Buying in Florida

Florida real estate: it’s always been in high demand. Today, it’s especially attractive to foreign buyers. The beautiful weather in Florida, combined with affordable housing prices make investing in Florida real estate a smart idea for many international buyers.

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Lease Purchase vs. Lease Option - A Potential Solution for Your Buyer or Seller

Lease Option or Lease Purchase Agreements, commonly referred to as “Lease-to-Own” Agreements are mistakenly used interchangeably, although they are vastly different.  

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1099-A and 1099-C

Know the difference between a 1099-A and 1099-C

Selling real estate in this precarious market can be quite a task in and of itself.  When the dust clears, sellers often are left to navigate through a maze of issues, not sure what to expect next.  Many sellers have no idea what tax forms to expect from the lender, so they have no way of knowing if they received them.

Two forms in particular, the 1099-A and 1099-C, create much of the confusion for sellers, their lawyers and their financial advisors.  

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Realtor's Guide to Tax and Legal Freedom

At Koontz & Associates, we are committed to helping real estate professionals do two things:

  1. Minimize your taxes
  2. Maximize your deductions.

This guide will explain what type of business entity real estate professions should create, how to report to the IRS, and why you should do it this way.

Realtor's Guide

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