gainesville: Scared to tell your past clients how much value their home has lost? Now may be the perfect time. - 12/27/08 05:19 AM

Right now it might just be the best time ever to send our past clients an anniversary CMA. Some of you might think that in the worst real estate downturn of our lives that might be a lot crazy! Afterall let sleeping dogs lie right. What they don't know won't hurt them will it? Wrong!
In Florida, like most areas I'm sure, Property taxes are paid in arrears. That means we pay them after the year is over. So in my neck of the woods, Gainesville Florida, we paid for market all time high premium property taxes in 2007 in … (0 comments)

gainesville: Its only money! - 12/23/08 10:44 PM
The cover of the wall street journal today reported that French Fianancier Thierry Magon de La Villehouchet apparently took his life after discovering that his investment fund lost 1.5 billion in the Madoff scandal. When I first read this I was tempted to blog something along of the lines of how a real estate investor may take losses from time to time, but he always knows what he has got.
Then I thought better of this tragedy and thought the real story is that its only money. Money just buys you things. I dont think money can buy you happiness, but … (5 comments)

gainesville: Twitter can be dangerous at 5am Eastern Time! - 12/11/08 01:21 AM
Early this morning I twittered the thought:
 "Thinking about the divergence between escapism and reality. NPR lays off 85 and the Yankees Sign Sabithia for 165 million."
Later this morning Reuters reported that Jobless claims have hit a 28 year high at 573,000 and that the past numbers are worse then they were previously reported.  What might have been more disturbing was when ESPN reported that the Yankees will pay 75 million dollars per year to just three players on their roster Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and C C Sabithia which is more then most MLB teams will pay their entire roster. … (16 comments)

gainesville: 10 Terms Every First Time Home Buyer and their REALTOR should know - 11/21/08 12:04 AM
TOP 10 Terms Every First Time Home Buyer and their REALTOR Should Know.
 1. Who is a first time home buyer?
Anyone who is a US Citizen that files taxes and has not owned a home within the past three years qualifies as a first time home buyer. Some non US citizens may qualify as first time home buyers.
2. State Housing Initiatives Partnership commonly known as SHIP
SHIP is state program sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Coalition provides down payment assistance for first time home buyers who qualify. The less you make the more you will qualify for. The … (12 comments)

gainesville: The Everyday Property Manager - 11/18/08 06:05 AM
As soon as people find out I run a property management business in addition to managing a sales force, the ritual comments fall along the lines of "Well that business must be booming, People still need places to live." Or "I bet everyone wants to rent right now." Well that's true everyone NEEDS a roof when it rains, and must of us are fortunate to have a place we call home.  However, no one is closer to the struggling economy then REALTORS. Its just activity is so slow and we are so close to the problem and feel the pain so … (3 comments)

gainesville: Top 10 reasons why now is the time to invest in residential property in Gainesville, Florida - 11/11/08 08:04 AM
Well here is my crack at a real estate blog. I've wanted to start one for almost two years now, so in my own mind anyway I was ahead of the curve, now I'm late to the party. Feel free to comment anyhow you like. I could just as easily, and possibly will tell you the top 10 things to consider before you buy investment property in Gainesville, Florida.
Top 10 Reasons why now is the time to start buying residential homes for investment in Gainesville Florida.
Remember that before the big boom investing in real estate was always … (15 comments)


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