youtube: Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #61 - 04/13/14 09:26 AM
Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #61

Pedestrian Tales From the Middle of the Road, #61
 
Funny thing about these "accidents" (or "crashes", as they often call them):  I've never seen one where the story has told of a mangled vehicle and a pedestrian who walked away.  Hmmm...
 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-pedestrian-killed-i95-20140412,0,6012016.story
 
FHP: Pedestrian struck by tractor-trailer, car while running across I-95
 
A pedestrian attempting to dash across Interstate 95 was struck by two cars and killed Friday night.
The deadly crash happened about 8:40 p.m. near U.S. Highway 1 in Volusia County, trooper say. The pedestrian, … (0 comments)

youtube: Apopka home for rent: Errol Estate 4BR/3BA...2,413 s/f...$1,495/mo - 04/06/14 06:17 AM
Apopka home for rent: 1602 Madison Ivy Circle, 4BR/3BA...2,413 s/f...$1,495/mo
 
Apopka home for rent: 1602 Madison Ivy Circle, 4BR/3BA...2,413 s/f...$1,495/mo

Available: NOW

Hi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I'm in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this spacious Apopka home for rent.
This great home in the Errol Estate community has over 2,400 s/f!
Home has a living/dining room combination and separate family room- and also has a spacious bonus room. Fully-equipped kitchen offers upgraded counters and ample cabinet space- as well as a stainless package with all major appliances.

Call … (0 comments)

youtube: How to spot a craiglist scam - 03/25/14 05:16 AM
How to spot a craiglist scam

How to spot a craiglist scam
 
It's that time again.  Yes, the real estate/rentals busy season is upon us- which also heralds an increase in the number of craigslist scams that one might stumble across while searching for a new place to call home.
 
While there's no sure-fire way to guard against every craigslist scam/scammer (those guys are pretty dang crafty, you know), there are some common threads shared by many of the scams and the shysters who look to use them to take advantage of the unsuspecting and unwary among us:
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youtube: Your price is too dang high! - 03/21/14 06:46 AM
Your price is too dang high!

Your price is too dang high!
 
Pricing a property correctly is very important- for a few reasons:
 
1. Credibility with your client/owner.  If a property is initially priced too high, an owner loses money as it sits vacant and others nearby that are priced correctly are rented out ahead of it.  Initially pricing a property too low, however, will lead to an incredible amount of interest and a quick rental- but you’ll be doing a great disservice to an owner who is able to withstand a bit of vacancy time while netting … (0 comments)

youtube: Were your documents really shredded? - 02/04/14 11:05 AM
Were your documents really shredded?

Were your documents really shredded?
 
Helpful hint of the day... an HHOTD, if you will:  when using an office shredder such as the one pictured above, ensure that all of your documents' pages have indeed been shredded prior to leaving for the day.
 
Don't get me wrong, shredders such as this one are pretty dang convenient- in that they allow one to place a stack of documents inside and walk away while the shreddin's done.
 
The down side of this is, of course, is that it's just as easy to forget what … (6 comments)

youtube: Orlando home for rent: 3745 Dunwich Avenue, 3BR/2BA...$1,195/mo - 01/28/14 06:49 AM
Orlando home for rent: 3745 Dunwich Avenue, 3BR/2BA...1,356 s/f...$1,195/mo

Orlando home for rent: 3745 Dunwich Avenue, 3BR/2BA...1,356 s/f...$1,195/mo
Available: NOW

Hi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.   I'm in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Orlando home for rent.
This spacious home in Orlando's Hunters Trace community has a mix of carpet and tiled flooring throughout.
Home's fully-equipped kitchen has all major appliances- and a garage laundry area has a washer/dryer combination for your convenience.

Call Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess directly at 407-278-1240 or 205-445-4755 and set a time … (2 comments)

youtube: Tenant code violations? Owner pays - 01/16/14 07:01 AM
Tenant code violations?  Owner pays

Tenant code violations?  Owner pays
 
http://www.marconews.com/news/2014/jan/15/code-enforcement-hears-renter-nuisance-complaint/
 
Seems there's been a bit of trouble brewing down on Marco Island.  Some of the goings-on with the Code Enforcement folks of this seemingly idyllic area of Southwest Florida should serve as a reminder for homeowners elsewhere, though:  if you rent out your property to tenants who don't comply with codes, you're ultimately responsible for paying any fines that accrue.
In this story, a property owner (technically their daughter) appeared at a code enforcement hearing to answer complaints that their tenant had had committed a number of … (2 comments)

youtube: "Great" beats "good", but "good" beats "nothing" - 01/10/14 04:25 AM
"Great" beats "good", but "good" beats "nothing"

"Great" beats "good", but "good" beats "nothing"
 
I've seen it a lot in real estate/property management, but the scenario plays itself out in other facets of life as well:  passing up good while holding out for great leaves one with nothing.
In property management, for instance, an owner with a place on the market and vacant might require that applicants meet a higher credit score than our usual one.  That's well within their prerogative- and some would argue it's human nature that another applicant will soon follow any that are sent on … (2 comments)

youtube: Happy New Year 2014! - 12/31/13 09:26 AM
Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014
 
Wishing you and yours a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!
 
Happy New Year 2014
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youtube: 2014 Rental Listings- Photos You Shouldn't Post - 12/31/13 05:30 AM
2014 Rental listings- Photos You Shouldn't Post

 
2014 Rental listings- Photos You Shouldn't Post
We've all seen 'em- those ads we can't believe someone posted, yet they posted.  I'm not sure what goes through the minds of some, but I figured that as we head into 2014, I'd offer a few examples of photos you shouldn't post.  For those who are into lists of "do's and don'ts" and such, these would surely be "don'ts".
The photo above is a decent example of Photos You Shouldn't Post Type #1:  blurry photos.  Perhaps this photo's snapper was intentionally blurring the entire … (8 comments)

youtube: Orlando/Dr. Phillips pool home for rent: 4BR/2BA…1,914 s/f…$1,829/mo - 12/23/13 04:51 AM
Orlando/Dr. Phillips pool home for rent: 6340 Ridgeberry Drive, 4BR/2BA…1,914 s/f…$1,829/mo

Orlando/Dr. Phillips pool home for rent: 6340 Ridgeberry Drive, 4BR/2BA…1,914 s/f…$1,829/mo
 
Available: NOW
 
Hi, I’m Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I’m in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Orlando pool home for rent.
This pool home in the Sand Lake Hills area of Dr. Phillips has over 1,900 s/f. Well-equipped kitchen with an island has great wood cabinetry and counter space- and an all-new appliance package that includes a side-by-side refrigerator offering water and ice through the … (0 comments)

youtube: Deltona home for rent: 3201 Shafton Avenue, 4BR/2BA…2,088 s/f…$1,399 - 12/21/13 04:09 AM
Deltona home for rent: 3201 Shafton Avenue, 4BR/2BA…2,088 s/f…$1,399/mo

Deltona home for rent: 3201 Shafton Avenue, 4BR/2BA…2,088 s/f…$1,399/mo
 
Available: NOW
 
 
Hi, I’m Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I’m in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Deltona home for rent.
This Deltona home has over 2,000 s/f!
Home has a separate living room, family room and formal dining room. Upgrades?  This place has ‘em!  Fully-equipped, open kitchen with an island has granite counters, and stainless appliances that include a stove, dishwasher, microwave and side-by-side refrigerator offering water/ice through … (0 comments)

youtube: Apopka home for rent: 3BR/2BA…1,547 s/f…$1,369/mo Available: NOW - 12/21/13 03:57 AM
Apopka home for rent: 1613 Boulder Creek Court, 3BR/2BA…1,547 s/f…$1,369/mo

Apopka home for rent: 1613 Boulder Creek Court, 3BR/2BA…1,547 s/f…$1,369/mo
 
Available: NOW
 
Hi, I’m Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I’m in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Apopka home for rent.
This Apopka home with a fenced yard has over 1,500 s/f- and its open and airy layout makes it feel like it’s even bigger!  It has a separate living room, dining room and family room- and an eat-in kitchen with a refrigerator and stove.
Home has a … (0 comments)

youtube: Longwood home for rent: spacious 4BR/2.5BA...2,207 s/f...$2,029/mo - 12/20/13 09:16 AM
Longwood home for rent: 603 Riverbend Boulevard, 4BR/2.5BA...2,207 s/f...$2,029/mo

Longwood home for rent: 603 Riverbend Boulevard, 4BR/2.5BA...2,207 s/f...$2,029/mo

Available: NOW

Hi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.  I'm in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Longwood home for rent.
This spacious home in the gated and guarded Sweetwater Oaks community has it all- starting with a separate living room, dining room and kitchen.  The fully-equipped and upgraded kitchen offers an all stainless appliances package with large side-by-side refrigerator- and has good wood cabinetry and granite counters.
You'll find a mix … (0 comments)

youtube: Since Bin Laden wasn't available... - 12/10/13 08:10 AM
Since Bin Laden wasn't available...

Since Bin Laden wasn't available...
Hard to find sufficient words for this.  Many ascribe to the notion that a picture is worth 1,000 words, and I'm glad we have the luxury of photos for moments like this one might find otherwise find hard to believe.
The sight of an almost-giddy American president bounding up a flight of stairs to shake the waiting hand of a dictator like Raul Castro is simply amazing:

 
But "amazing", like "awesome", can represent both the utmost good and the utmost bad- and this is surely a case of … (31 comments)

youtube: DeBary home for rent: spacious 4BR/2BA, fenced yard..2,139s/f...$1,220 - 12/10/13 02:59 AM
DeBary home for rent: 520 Summerhaven Drive, 4BR/2BA...2,139s/f...$1,220/mo

DeBary home for rent: 520 Summerhaven Drive, 4BR/2BA...2,139s/f...$1,220/mo

Available: 2/9/14

Hi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess. I'm in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great DeBary home for rent.
This spacious home in DeBary's Summerhaven community has a mix of carpet, tiled and hardwood flooring throughout.
An open kitchen with breakfast bar has all major appliances, and home has a garage laundry set-up with both washer and dryer included for your convenience.
Vaulted ceilings, fireplace in the family room and both a large screened … (1 comments)

youtube: UPDATED 12/11: What the cluck? Crying fowl on this one... - 12/06/13 08:50 AM
What the cluck?  Crying fowl on this one...

What the cluck?  Crying fowl on this one...
 
This just seems like a big ol' cock-a-doodle-don't.  The cute little fella pictured above, JJ Hart, is 3 years old.  He's an autistic young man living here in the Central Florida town of DeBary.  JJ's family learned that chickens provided great therapy for him, and last year they were successful in getting approval from the City of DeBary that allowed young JJ to keep his chickens:
 
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/11/7/appeal_tonight_in_de.html#.UqJgTGZe2Ds.gmail
 
Fast-forward to this past Wednesday night's DeBary City Council meeting.  By a vote of … (2 comments)

youtube: Apopka home for rent: 235 Lake Doe Cove 4BR/2.5BA...2,224 s/f...$1,225 - 12/04/13 04:31 AM
Apopka home for rent: 235 Lake Shepard Drive, 4BR/2.5BA...2,224 s/f...$1,225/mo


Apopka home for rent: 235 Lake Shepard Drive, 4BR/2.5BA...2,224 s/f...$1,225/mo

Available: 2/9/14

Hi, I'm Orlando Property Manager Dennis Burgess.   I'm in the area and available often- so give me a call for more information on this great Apopka home for rent.
This home in Apopka's Lake Doe Cove community offers over 2,200 s/f of living space.  It's fully-equipped kitchen with an island has all major appliances, and an interior utility room has both a washer and dryer for your convenience.
Home has a mix of tile and carpeted flooring … (0 comments)

youtube: The Singing Christmas Trees...an Orlando holiday tradition - 12/03/13 03:29 AM
The Singing Christmas Trees...an Orlando holiday tradition


(photos courtesy Honor Photography, Tim Smith)
The Singing Christmas Trees...an Orlando holiday tradition
If you're anything like me, your first thoughts upon reading this title might have been a simple "Trees don't sing".  While that's generally a good mindset to have (I mean, one doesn't stumble upon an Elm tree or a Pine tree belting out a tune every day), it's OK to engage in a bit of disbelief in this case.
Because here in Orlando, trees do sing.
Yes, we're only a few days away from this year's first performance of … (0 comments)

youtube: Thanksgiving means being thankful - 11/27/13 09:36 AM
Thanksgiving means being thankful



Thanksgiving means being thankful
 
I'm figuring many reading this would say (with just a hint of sarcasm) that "Well, Dennis, that's mighty profound.  Being thankful at Thanksgiving- that's a thought."  But if you think about it, it's a bit more complicated, yet a bit more simple.
 
Why are folks who appear to have nothing often the most giving?
Why are those who seemingly have the least to be thankful for often the most appreciative?
And why are those among us who are most blessed often the slowest to share their blessings?
 
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