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ActiveRain Contest-what have I learned about growing my  business. I have been in the real estate business for a long time now,  since 1995 to be exact.  I originally was a loan officer and became a mortgage broker running my own company until the depression of 2008.  Every bank I used to do my l...
09/14/2013
A Picture Of The Garage Door - Are You Kidding Me? I was doing a search for one of my buyers and I came across a house that met all  my buyer's criteria on paper.  The only problem was the only picture of the property was the garage door and that side of the house.   I could not understand why th...
09/14/2013
Are You Getting All Your Tax Exemptions - Florida? Florida is aHomestead state.  This means that when you live in a property more than six months a year you receive a $25,000 exemption on your tax bill. You do not pay taxes on the first $25,000 of the assessed value of your property that is your ...
09/13/2013
It Is The Seller's Decision I have a listing with an experienced investor.  I am not the only agents he is working with.  He knows the market as well as any agent.  On one my listings I have with him,  he instructed me  he was not prepared to take an offer from a buyer going through FHA. His reas...
09/12/2013
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Remembered Today is the anniversary of  9 11.  It is a day I am sure no one will forget where they were when they heard the devastating news that our home soil was under attack.  It has never made sense to me and never will.  The lives, the lives that were lost as a result of this senseless act -...
09/10/2013
British Investment in Florida Real Estate Originally born and raised in London England, I can see the attraction of why the British are investing real estate in Florida.  Basically, one can purchase so much more for the money than you can if purchasing a home in England.   South Florida is a gre...
09/10/2013
China and Florida Real Estate   Florida has always been a draw for overseas visitors because of the year round sunshine, the attraction of Disney World's  Magic Kingdom, Epcot,  Seaworld and Universal Studios to name a few.    In addition to those attractions in Orlando, the whole length of the ...
09/10/2013
Market Report - August 2013 For Lake Charles, Port St Lucie Florida 34986                                                                                                                                                                    Beautiful gated community with common feature such as Clubho...
09/10/2013
This is a problem that international buyers must face when purchasing a home with a mortgage in the US.  No credit -  no money.  International buyers are so use to saving for what they want, it is often not an issue, but if they want funds they have to show they have the ability to handle loan re...
09/09/2013
Buyers are penny wise and pound foolish for thinking they can get a good deal on a house without the use of a Realtor.  The seller will not give them the savings.  Not using a Realtor means there is no one to protect you and negotiate on your behalf.  Buyers need an unbiased mind focused on getti...
09/08/2013
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