Sunday, May 26, 2019

Castles in the Sand

Castles in the Sand

Selling your home – it should show like a model

Every year around this time I try and remind homeowners what potential buyers are looking for. Even though our market remains brisk, we are...
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Sunshine State population growth

There’s a reason that Florida is called the Sunshine State and it has nothing to do with sunshine. What it does have to do with...
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2019 tax nightmare

The Christmas tree is put away, the leftover food and holiday cookies are hopefully gone, and the gifts have been returned to the mall...
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New Year, new appraisals, new problems

Welcome to 2019, which promises to bring even more far-reaching technology into our lives. The personal touch and simply interacting with other humans are...
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Cooling temps cooling market

It’s a little chilly outside as I write this, however, it is December and even Florida starts to cool down a little. But is...
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No Christmas gifts for foreign buyers

Almost a year ago, I wrote a column about the proliferation of buyers from other countries coming into the state of Florida. Florida at...
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Tax overhaul saved one thing

It’s the holiday season and time to concentrate on family, friends and good cheer for all. There’s also one more thing that starts working...
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Co-living may solve some problems

I’m a baby boomer, and they say my generation changed the world with the sheer force of its numbers. Frankly, I don’t know that...
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Anticipating condo special assessments

Owning property is nothing short of waiting for the unexpected to happen. Whether you own a single-family home or live in a condominium community,...
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So, you want to be a real estate investor

There's only one thing trickier than real estate investing and that’s - well come to think of it there isn’t anything trickier. When it comes...
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Before you sell, become a home historian

Last week was Halloween, and we talked about disclosing everything, even if not required by law, that might be negative about your home to...
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Real estate sales can require scary disclosures

What do people do when they have everything they can possibly need? A safe and secure place to live, plenty of good quality food...
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Florence – another wake-up call

If you live in Florida or other states along the East Coast almost up to Canada hurricanes and coastal flooding are just part of...
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Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie

Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie may sound like the title of the newest coming of age beach read, but that couldn’t be further from what...
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Attorney or no attorney – that is the question

Something real estate brokers learn early on if they happen to move from one state to another is that the culture of buying and...