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Why need Flood Insurance in Orlando? The #1 disaster in the United states is flooding and Florida is no exception.  Central Florida is in close proximity to waterways and yes, there are a lot of lakes.  Heavy rains from Hurricanes and tropical storms are common.  Getting Flood insurance when you ...
03/29/2017
Florida says no. In Florida, agents do not have to disclose a murder because as an attorney (name withheld) with the Florida Realtors says:"Murder, suicide or another disturbing act is not a material fact"   I disagree.  In fact, after 25 years of representing ONLY home buyers I vehemently disagr...
03/20/2017
New home builders are feeling the crunch of competition.  Now is a great time for home buyers to buy a home in Orlando. Builders are pulling out all the stops to snag the homebuyers.  Interest rates are going up and so are the prices of homes. Time to buy one of the hundreds of new construction h...
03/14/2017
It is easy to lose money on Orlando New Construction. Here are some grand ideas: Go alone. What do you need an agent for? Rely on yourself.  You don't need an expert opinion. Trust the builders sales person, they smile so nicely. Don't hire your own Buyer agent. You are smart enough. It's just th...
01/27/2015
  After reading comments that licensed agents make, it is easy to conclude that most have no clue about "Agency Relationships".    Understanding agent duties and boundaries does not need to be elusive.                                                                                               ...
11/12/2014
Holding an open house should be solely for the benefit of promoting the sellers property.  It should not be used for the purpose of snagging buyers so that you can show them a better deal down the street.   Here are some helpful hints:   1. The consumer that comes through the door at your open h...
10/22/2014
  Last month I got a call on my  rental home.  The caller asked what my pet policy was because she had a dog.  I said "It depends..."  then she added that her roommate had a "service dog".  I said "That would be a "no"... Her voice got louder and she said "are you saying that you will not rent to...
10/07/2014
Central Florida real estate is bouncing back faster than any other area in Florida.  Many times, comparables are lagging behind, which is causing some properties to not appraise for contract price.                                                              Not long ago, one of my contracts rec...
09/17/2014
  "Pocket listing" means that a home is not listed in the multiple listing service (MLS) but is instead marketed directly by the broker — it is in that person's "pocket". In many cases there is not even a written agreement, but just a loosey goosey  verbal agreement.  The pocket listing is like a...
09/03/2014
There are fake buyers agents among us...you know, the agents that like to use the  label of "buyers agent" without the added responsibility that goes with it. Today home buyers are the ones suing the agent; sellers not so much.  Buyers find suprises after closing;  sellers are glad to be rid of t...
07/30/2014
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