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October 2015

Lead Based Paint: Your home could be poisoning you

By |October 29th, 2015|

Interestingly enough, lead as an element can be found free in nature and has been used by humans for centuries. The ancient Romans used lead to make water pipes. However, what we found out centuries later is the correlation between lead and toxic symptoms. It wasn’t until the mid 20th Century that science recognized […]

May 2015

What Do the Smell of Rotten Eggs and China have in Common?

By |May 15th, 2015|

What do rotten eggs and China have in common ? DRYWALL! Defective Drywall also known as Chinese Drywall was used from 2001 to 2009.  I hope to enlighten you a bit more about it and what to look for when you are looking at homes that may have been remodeled or built between those […]

April 2015

The Story of the Rogue Landlord

By |April 7th, 2015|

There is a famous saying, “they don’t know what they don’t know.” To be specific, for the property management business it might seem easy to collect rent on a monthly basis and take care of maintenance issues but when it comes to the laws and/or Florida statues you may be breaking them unknowingly. For […]

January 2015

The Pitfalls of Hardwood Floors

By |January 27th, 2015|

When it comes to replacing the floors in your home, there are many different options: hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet, vinyl and more. For now, I am going to focus on hardwood floors. It might seem like a pretty easy choice based on your personal style, but with so many choices, colors and grades of […]

September 2014

Painting Your Home: Do’s and Don’ts

By |September 22nd, 2014|

Do’s and Don’ts of Color Choices
DO: Use the “in and neutral” Colors?
As a real estate agent, I see all sorts of homes with every kind of paint job. Homeowners tend to express themselves through their personal color choices. Those choices can range from everything to classic beige to neon yellow. Today gray is a […]

May 2014

Federal Pacific Electrical Panels… yes they are a big deal.

By |May 21st, 2014|

Recently, I have had a string of real estate inspections yield the infamous (in real estate circles, that is) federal pacific electrical boxes. Most experienced agents cringe at the thought of having a federal pacific box in a home they own or sell. In the industry, we tend to look at these boxes as […]

Short Sales: What is a BPO?

By |May 15th, 2014|

What is a BPO? To start, it stands for Broker Professional Opinion of Value. Who prepares them? To date, I have completed 134 BPOs … and counting. In my opinion, these “broker professional opinions” are a waste of time and money and I will tell you why. The real estate agents associated with them  […]

April 2014

Online Real Estate … Auctions ?

By |April 24th, 2014|

Online real property auctions and the court house steps are a couple of different ways you can bid on real property you might want to buy in Florida. In my opinion, these types of properties are not typically the best deals especially in the case of online auctions (at least in Central Florida). I personally believe […]

A Marijuana Farm in a Rental Property

By |April 14th, 2014|

Florida Real Estate Investing can be tricky business especially when it comes to the aspect of property management. Experienced owners hire property managers and a good property manager can help to avoid a lot of the mistakes that can be made when managing a property. The following story is all true and one that […]