Helpful Tips

July 28, 2014

The benefits of installing hurricane impact windows in Fort Lauderdale

The benefits of installing hurricane impact windows in Fort Lauderdale.

Readers are always asking me if I know vendors that provide specific services.  Sometimes it's insurance, or a mortgage, or a home improvement.  Recently a number of people have asked me about upgrading their windows and doors.  If you ...

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June 5, 2014

5 Things to do Before listing your Fort Lauderdale Home for sale

5 Things to do Before listing your Fort Lauderdale Home for sale

Fort Lauderdale Sold real estate sign

1.  You never get a second chance to make a first impression!  I am consistently astonished at the exterior condition of homes that are listed for sale.  Some have perfectly manicured lawns that invite you in, while others ...

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June 5, 2014

How many parking spaces come with this condo unit?

How many parking spaces come with this condo unit?  

No Parking in Fort Lauderdale

It's an essential question if you're considering buying a condo in either Downtown Fort Lauderdale or on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  How many parking spaces come with this condo unit?  Unfortunately buyers often ask the question way too late ...

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May 27, 2014

Fort Lauderdale Property Management

Fort Lauderdale Property Management

Property Management in Fort Lauderdale

While I absolutely believe that owning real estate for investment purposes is a great idea, it isn't easy!  A number of investors underestimate the difficulty and time commitment, that come with owning real estate investment properties.  It is absolutely possible to own investment property in ...

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May 19, 2014

Fort Lauderdale Home Watch Service

Fort Lauderdale Home Watch Service

Fort Lauderdale Property Management

If you're among the many people that own property in Fort Lauderdale as a second home, this post is for you.  Last year I had a client call and ask me if I could go by his house because a neighbor told him water ...

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Feb. 27, 2014

The trouble with Homeowners Insurance in Fort Lauderdale

The trouble with Homeowners Insurance in Fort Lauderdale

Have a roof that looks like this?

Damaged Roof

This post is going to apply to both buyers, and those who currently own a home.  If you currently own a home in Fort Lauderdale there is a decent chance that you have, or had ...

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Jan. 27, 2014

Inspection Period on Florida "as is" Contract

Inspection Period on Florida "as is" Contract

We really have two types of contracts that are commonly used in Florida real estate transactions.  The first is the Contract for Residential Sale and Purchase, known as CRSP.  The second is the "As Is" Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase, commonly called ...

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Jan. 6, 2014

An overview of property valuation

An overview of property valuation

Working in real estate is certainly interesting.  I spend my days looking at the inside and outside of properties.  All types of properties.  From dilapidated structures worth no more than land value, to phenomenal estate homes with unparalleled views of the intracoastal, I see it ...

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Dec. 19, 2013

Debunking the Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com Myths

Debunking the Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com Myths

Depending on what source you read anywhere from 75%-90% of home buyers are beginning their search for a new home online. Personally, I haven't dealt with a buyer, or a seller, that hasn't looked for information about housing on ...

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Oct. 25, 2013

Cost of having a home with a pool in Fort Lauderdale

Cost of having a home with a pool in Fort Lauderdale

Yesterday I wrote a post about what today's home buyer wants.  I finished the post by saying "you would think everyone wants a pool.  However, those that have paid the electric bill to run one, or paid the ...

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