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Do you know what your insurance covers?

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September 1, 2016

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How familiar are you with your insurance policy? Do you know what it covers? Your deductibles? Last week we got a scare with a possible hurricane – and  when that happens we  concentrate on getting supplies, filling gas tanks, maybe putting up shutters if we have them. Most of us still have failed to do […]

What sells a home — not necessarily what you think

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August 22, 2016

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Thinking of selling your property and considering what improvements if any you may want to do? You will certainly get advice from everybody, but not all or maybe none of it may help sell your home faster. And usually less time on the market also translates into a better price and certainly less stress. Sure a […]

Debt relief in short sales will not be treated as taxable income

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January 4, 2013

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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has finally been signed into law. And while many may argue that it is not really a relief in terms of taxes – it is for those property owners who have had and still have to short sale. Quite simply the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 […]

How the real estate market has changed!

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February 24, 2012

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In July of 2008 there were 17,070 houses for sale in Miami-Dade, including foreclosures, short sales and non distressed properties. At the end of January of 2012 there were only 5,233 houses for sale a full 69% decrease. More heartening even for present homeowners prices from January of 2011 to January 2012 have risen over […]

My buyer can’t do what? And why was it not disclosed?!

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February 1, 2012

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Disclose, disclose, disclose! That has always been a good rule to follow and is generally understood to apply to the physical condition of a property or to disclose if the highway behind the property was being widened for example indeed to disclose anything that materially affects the use or sale of the property. These days […]

San Marco Island’s Facelift is nearly completed!

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November 18, 2011

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Check out 1515 NE 12th Place.  What a great big 4/3.

Rats and Kudzu take your pick!

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December 16, 2010

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Vacant, shuttered, abandoned and uncared for properties have popped up in all neighborhoods. The fronts look sad enough, the lawns weedy, the shrubbery barely tended. Have you wondered what the backyards look like? Like heaven if you are an aggressive weed or better yet, Florida wildlife and we are not talking lizards here. Think rat […]

What do you mean the foreclosure I just bought is not mine?

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September 27, 2010

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Buying foreclosed properties is not without risk. There is much deferred maintenance, repairs the previous owners should have done but postponed in order to pay the mortgage. And those are just the ones readily visible. Then there is more often than not the destruction perhaps from those same owners or from vandalism, the appliances that […]

Even in this market both sellers and buyers can walk away with more money in their pockets!

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September 9, 2010

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Proposed real estate taxes have been mailed and they bring good news. Not only are most real estate taxes substantially lower but knowing how to use this information will get both buyers and sellers more money. A win win situation!

The day the septic tank exploded and other pitfalls of home ownership.

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August 19, 2010

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How well do you know your property? How much can this lack of knowledge cost you? One day a property owner called me to tell me that his septic tank had exploded. Apparently several owners back, someone had built a Florida room over it. Then there was the owner who had an entire beehive in […]