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The buyer’s best buddy

I love learning new words, and I love applying those new words to anything in real estate. My new word is chimera, which is...
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We may be getting older, but we’re not stupid

Did you know that every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 65? Just to refresh your aging memories, baby boomers are defined as those born...
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Home ownership and the millennials

It pains me to say this, and I hope it’s not true, but there are signs that the face of home ownership is starting...
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Falling in love with a second home

Last week we had a conversation about financing second homes and some updated government regulations about renting. We even touched on the pending Florida...
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One of our favorite topics

It doesn’t take long for a get together with friends and neighbors to morph into a conversation about real estate. One of the preferred...
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Floods, saltwater and freshwater

The poet W. H. Auden said, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” Surely, he meant both freshwater and the ocean water...
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Traffic, real estate sales up

If you want to know why you’re starting to analyze traffic patterns so you can plan your trips to the supermarket, doctor’s office and...
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Should you digitally – or actually – renovate?

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they are faced with the dreaded renovation question. Frequently this question comes about when you’re...
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Good news and good news

It’s been a while since we had positive news about how the national real estate market was trending. The little black cloud hanging over...
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House hunting – the fun and not so fun

I love technology and, although I may not be as well-versed as a 12-year-old, I do feel that for my generation I’m pretty competent....
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Florida’s new foreign buyers

I was born in New York state and up until 20 years ago when I moved to Florida, lived my entire life in the...
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A home’s equity is sometimes subjective

Are you familiar with the expression, “The happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day he buys the boat and the day...
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Why is the housing market declining?

It’s a curious situation the national economy is in right now. In spite of the stock market having a fit in December, not only...
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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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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...