Background Checks Not Always Accurate

Background Checks Not Always Accurate: A number of cases have surfaced in the past 10 years or so where people applied for jobs and the employers rejected their applications because the background checks uncovered criminal pasts. The problem for some of those people is that the backgrounds that turned up were not theirs. In the digital age, it has become easy for people to access data. It has also become easy for those who access certain data to sell it to others. This is the foundation of the problem. Beware: Background Checks Not Always Accurate When companies access information through...

Florida Best Real Estate for Foreign Investors

Florida Best Real Estate for Foreign Investors: According to online searches for homes in the United States, Florida has claimed five of the top ten spots for cities searched for by foreign investors. Orlando, Kissimmee, and Pompano-Beach all place in the top five and Miami and Davenport help to round out the top ten. The only other state to claim more than one spot in the top ten was Arizona. Point2Homes.com reported this information on December 19, 2011. Florida Best Real Estate for Foreign Investors While this does not necessarily mean that Florida’s housing market is on the rise again,...

Purchase Property for a Visa?

New legislation in Congress will allow wealthy residents of China to purchase property in the United States.  The purchase of a home in the United States will not result in American citizenship for Chinese buyers.  If a Chinese buyer purchases a home in the United States, the home must be purchased for an amount higher than the last appraised value of the home.  Also, the buyer must spend at least $500,000 on property in the United States and half of that must be toward a primary residence.  The effects of the conditions created by this legislation may be twofold. The...

Francis Boyer admitted to the United States Supreme Court

Francis Boyer admitted to the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The United States Supreme Court meets in Washington, D.C., and consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they are removed after impeachment. To qualify for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court, an applicant must...

Prices Up, Foreclosures Remains

A number of areas in South Florida have seen a rise in the median list price of houses and other properties over the past year.  Those areas have seen increases in the median list prices for home sales between 15% and as high as 29.5%.  This does not mean that the housing market is back and stable, but it does show hope for Floridians looking to sell and others looking to buy.  The state continues to see foreclosures from north to south and the state’s foreclosure inventory continues to grow. Both buyers and sellers need to be aware of certain...

The International Trademark

Are you wondering how to get your slogan or logo trademarked internationally? Well Boyer Law Firm can help. There are different ways an international trademark can be applied for: 1. Through the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, 2. Through the desired country directly, and 3. Through an 3rd party company. A trademark is a name, symbol, design or logo which is used when goods are traded to indicate the source of those goods. A trademark distinguishes one good from another. For the purposes of this article, I will use the Mickey Mouse character to better illustrate the differences between a...

Client was able to endeavor purchase of brand new quality car.

We have successfully represented Mr. F. in in securing his large deposit he made in order to purchase a new car. No proof had been illustrated by the seller to show our client that the car he was purchasing had in fact been ordered by the seller. We wrote a letter of demand to the seller requesting that the seller either provide the proof that the car had been ordered, deliver the car, or return Mr. F.’s $70,000.00 deposit. Our demand letter was sufficient to compel the seller to move forward with the sale of the car. With our help,...

America Still Land of Opportunity for Investors

America Still Land of Opportunity for Investors: Millions of jobs have been lost and unemployment remains stubbornly high at just over nine per cent. Yet talk to the investment managers and financial strategists in their airy New York offices and a very different picture emerges.   America Still Land of Opportunity for Investors: Is it time to invest in America? Bob Doll, the chief equity strategist at BlackRock and manager of funds including BlackRock US Dynamic, says that relative to other developed markets, the US is faring well. ‘The economy is growing at two per cent a year, more quickly...

Boyer Law Closes Short Sale Saving Home

Boyer Law Closes Short Sale Saving Home: A local Jacksonville realtor came to us for our help with Client G who was about to lose their home if they did not close as soon as possible on short sale. As the closing agent and attorney for seller we were able to negotiate with the Bank to extend the closing date and drafted all necessary documents including the HUD for the bank to approve. Once the bank approved the short sale closing, we were ready to close. Boyer Law Closes Short Sale Saving Home We closed on the property and the...

Sales of Inherited or Gifted Properties

Did you receive property by way of a gift or through inheritance and you are now looking to sell that piece of property? Are you unsure of what taxes will be assessed or if you need to report anything to the IRS? Do not worry, these are questions that many people have and they are questions for which many do not receive an answer. The simple answer is yes, a report must be made to the IRS. However, it is much more complicated than that. There are a number of things that you must know about the property before you...