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 In the Central Florida real estate market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers, even as fewer houses become available compared to his time last year.  January 2016 found a decrease in the number of new listings and active listings, according to information from My Florida Regional M...
02/02/2016
In the Central Florida real estate market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers even as fewer houses become available compared to his time last year. December 2015 found a decrease in the number of new listings, active listings for single family homes, according to information from My...
01/06/2016
So many apartment complexes are filled up with people who would rather own but don’t think they qualify. Most people are surprised to find out that a “short sale” or “deed in lieu” of foreclosure before December 2012 is no longer be held against you. In fact, day by day, people who lost a home to...
01/06/2016
“Are You Ready?” These 3 words speak volumes to Orlando Homeowners and Homebuyers…mostly because for any homebuyer or homeowner who has thought of buying or selling real estate within the past year, their time is now. It's important to look at the short term and long term conditions of the market...
11/16/2015
Most people considering selling their home have one really BIG question “How much can I get for my home?” They may do a little research on the homes that are for sale in their neighborhood, and may even stumble upon a Zillow Zestimate to gain knowledge on how much they can get for their home.If t...
09/02/2015
 Your best days may be behind you. Or not…? Has anyone other than me noticed an apartment building being built on every street corner? (apartment finder) At least for now, it appears the renters are moving toward these beautiful complexes and they are willing to pay more and more and more… The me...
08/04/2015
      With the rise and fall of the housing market in Central Florida, We have become a little more concerned about taking chances when it comes to our Real Estate investments.  Real Estate has always been a consistent and safe long term investment, a place to raise your family, and a safety net ...
01/05/2015
  Short Sale Evolution… or Revolution?  It’s been almost 5 years since I negotiated my first short sale… What a difference 1670 days makes…   I just went to the Bank of America Short Sale Forum and as I was sitting in the meeting I realized that Realtors are no longer the enemy.    The banking in...
06/27/2012
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The six pillars of Character are said to be:   Trustworthiness Responsibility Caring Respect Fairness Citizenship   I could abbreviate Realtor Standards and Ethics into: Strive to be of the highest character…   I have been involved in quite a few transactions this year… dealing with banks, short ...
12/11/2011
As I have always said the burden of being a great realtor is "thinking" for all parties in the contract... I approach each transaction as if I am the only representative in the deal... that strategy will get you and your customer(s) to a happy and stress free closing.   Now don't get me wrong, I ...
10/06/2009
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