Without Spending More, Some Renters Could Likely Afford to Buy Above-Average Homes

With rents continuing to climb and interest rates staying low, many renters find themselves gazing over the homeownership fence and wondering if the grass really is greener. Leaving aside, for the moment, the difficulties of saving for a down payment, let’s focus on the monthly expenses of owning a home: It turns out that renters currently paying the median rent in many markets could afford to buy a higher-quality property than the typical (read: median–valued) home without increasing their monthly expenses.

Republican Party of Okeechobee County Lincoln Day Shoot

Jennifer L. Williamson and husband, Rodney Carden, participated in the Republican Party of Okeechobee County Lincoln Day Shoot & Dinner on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the OK Corral Gun Club in Okeechobee.

Marriages and Wills

Can a husband’s fourth spouse be guilty of unduly influencing him to prepare a Will favoring her over the husband’s children from an earlier marriage?

Florida Passes Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Clients should consider updating their estate plans to reflect new law…

Most Dangerous Highways

Rich Campbell recently posted an opinion column about the dangers of driving on US1 in Florida, determined by one study to be the most dangerous highway in America.

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016 likely due to drivers and walkers distracted by electronic devices

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year— the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

Seat Belt Safety Simulator

Rollover simulator and 5mph crash simulator offer powerful examples of why it’s important to wear your seatbelt.

Even low-speed accidents can cause injury. Make sure you always wear your seatbelt.

If you are involved in a collision, call Crary*Buchanan for a free consultation.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Martin County Chapter’s 6th Annual shoot

Jennifer L. Williamson and husband, Rodney Carden, participated in the Vietnam Veterans of America, Martin County Chapter’s 6th Annual shoot on Saturday at the South Florida Shooting Club in Palm City.

In Memory of Sharon Osborn

It is with great sadness that Crary Buchanan marks the passing of Sharon Osborn, an employee and friend of the firm for almost 30 years. Before she retired, Sharon was an essential part of the firm, and will be greatly missed.

Drones

Did you get a drone for Christmas?