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6 01, 2021

How to Safely Show Rental Property During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021-01-04T16:56:45-05:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Safeguarding your rental properties should be a priority at all times. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be particularly important for keeping yourself, as well as your current and potential future tenants out of harm’s way. The good news is that people still need a place to live, even in these challenging times. So, [...]

16 12, 2020

How Will Florida Real Estate Fare in 2021?

2020-12-15T21:28:35-05:00By |Making Money, Orlando Real Estate|

With the bulk of a very tough year (2020) behind us, many are wondering how 2021 will fare – and in particular, the housing market. Whether you own your primary residence and/or invest in residential rental property, housing values could represent a significant component of your overall net worth. According to the National Association of [...]

11 11, 2020

Amendment 5 and Florida Real Estate

2020-11-11T22:20:11-05:00By |Legal Advice, Property Management|

In addition to choosing who will get the job of U.S. President for the next four years, the November 2020 election also includes some items of local interest that pertain to Florida property owners. One of these – Amendment 5 – has to do with the state constitution. This amendment to the Florida constitution would [...]

4 11, 2020

Items to Consider with Senior Citizen Tenants

2020-11-04T12:49:11-05:00By |Legal Advice|

Florida has long been known as a great place to retire, or even to live temporarily during the cold winter months up north. So, it is possible that you could have seniors residing in your rental unit(s). If so, there are some important factors to consider both before you sign a lease with a senior [...]

21 10, 2020

Should Tenants Make Repairs on Your Property?

2020-10-21T13:29:33-04:00By |Advice|

Over the course of time, it’s pretty much a given that items in a home will require repairs or replacement. Appliances and HVAC systems typically have a certain life span. The shingles on the roof may break or blow away – especially in areas like Florida where hurricanes regularly occur. Likewise, kitchen cabinets, sinks, and [...]

16 09, 2020

Does a 1031 Exchange Make Sense for Rental Property?

2020-09-16T20:44:19-04:00By |Taxes|

If you’ve been looking for a way to upgrade your real estate investment portfolio but at the same time reduce – or even eliminate – the taxes that would be due on the sale of your current holdings, a 1031 exchange could be a viable strategy for you. A 1031 exchange entails swapping out one [...]

9 09, 2020

With Record Low Mortgage Rates, Is It A Good Time to Add to Your Portfolio of Rental Properties?

2020-09-09T13:37:23-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about numerous changes. One of these is record low mortgage rates – and because of that, the U.S. housing market has been on the rise. In fact, as of mid-August (2020), sales of existing homes jumped by roughly 30%, following a three-month slump, and leading to a seller’s market. Housing [...]

2 09, 2020

3 Types of Must-Have Insurance Coverage for Real Estate Investors

2020-09-02T16:47:49-04:00By |Insurance|

Owning rental real estate can be an expensive endeavor, which oftentimes requires taking on a hefty mortgage and entrusting the care of your investment to tenants (who are usually perfect strangers prior to renting from you). With that in mind, it just makes sense to protect your property(ies) from potential dangers that could cost you. Insurance [...]

26 08, 2020

Who is Impacted by the Latest Eviction Moratorium in Florida?

2020-10-08T11:37:03-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Legal Advice, Regulations|

With the comeback of Coronavirus cases in the U.S. over the past few weeks, many businesses have had to again revise their re-opening plans (if they are even able to open back up at all). These updates include rental property owners in the Sunshine State. In the latest pandemic-related eviction moratorium – which extends to September [...]

12 08, 2020

Are Florida Landlords Responsible for Installing Hurricane Shutters?

2020-08-12T20:47:51-04:00By |Advice, Storm preparation|

With the 2020 hurricane season squarely upon us, most homeowners and tenants alike are concerned about making preparations and staying safe. One of the most common methods for keeping windows and doors in-tact is the installation of hurricane shutters. These shutters – which are typically affixed to the outside of a structure – are used [...]

5 08, 2020

Just How Bad Can the Coronavirus Crisis Get for Florida Landlords?

2020-08-05T13:30:18-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Property Management|

With the resurgence of Coronavirus cases in the Sunshine State over the past few weeks, the financial impact is widening, too. In fact, according to the Household Pulse Survey from the United States Census Bureau, more than one-third of adults in Florida reported that they missed their June rent or mortgage payment and/or will not [...]