Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Choosing the Right Neighborhood

When you are looking at moving, and see a house you like, make sure that you consider as much as possible about the surrounding neighborhood. Some critical things to keep in mind are where your kids will attend school (whether public or private, because public schools have zones that must be considered), the strength of […]

Orlando Home Sales Down

It probably comes as no surprise, but home sales in the Orlando market have been affected just like the rest of the real estate market in the US. According to the World Property Channel, sales in this area are down 9.6%, prices are down 5%, and the inventory of homes on the market is down […]

Real Estate Firm Sets Up Sting Operation

This is a great story. Apparently, a Florida based real estate company had a piece of property that was continually being penetrated by burglars. In the story, the company decided to put an end to it. So they hired a former marine to guard the house, and he ended up pepper spraying and chasing away […]

Commercial Real Estate Turning for the Better?

According to IBTimes.com, sales and leasing volume has increased in the commercial real estate sector. It will be interesting to see how this number changes after June when the Federal Reserve ends its QE2 buying program. Commercial real estate has seen major declines in the last few years, so it is good to hear some […]

Reserve Changes & the Impact on Commercial Real Estate

The Federal Reserve is saying that they will not be renewing a $600 billion buying program past June of this year. And that means that there are many businesses and investors out there that fear that ending this program will drive up the cost of capital. This may have an affect on many markets, but […]

Becoming an Effective Manager

Let’s face it, nobody likes to be micro-managed, and not overseeing anything leads to a bunch of people that don’t get any work done. And it really doesn’t matter if you are working in the real estate industry, or the fast food industry. You have to find the balance between the two, and if you […]

Building Your Own Home Considerations

Justin McHood put together an interesting article detailing some things to think about before deciding to build a new home. It’s exciting going shopping for a new home, and the thought of being able to custom design exactly what you want to be included is really enticing. But Justin offers several things, including these: Home […]

Homeowners “Under Water”

I know this news is somewhat old, but I just read a post by Lenn Harley that somewhere between 25-33% of homeowners in America are under water. That’s unbelievable! One third of the countries property owners have a problem with their mortgage. It is unfortunate, and Lenn does a good job of detailing the spiral. […]

California, the Foreclosure King

According to a recent report by RealtyTrac, foreclosure rates have declined recently, but not as a result of less foreclosures, but as a result of major delays in the foreclosure process. I found it interesting that California, Nevada, and Arizona were top foreclosure producers, along with 7 other states that account for 70% of the […]

HOA Documents & What to Look For

An HOA is a “Home Owners Association”, which really is nothing more than another layer of government that further restricts use of your own property. On top of that, you have to pay into as well. HOA documents spell out what you can and cannot do with your property, above and beyond the law of […]

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