Author Archives: John W. Tanner, M.S.

About John W. Tanner, M.S.

Bio: My favorite song is "My Way" by Frank Sinatra; it is a good summary of how I have strived to live my life. I've been many things, worn many hats, and have walked in many shoes. I love to listen to music for inspiration, like 80s pop/rock, 90s grunge music, urban country, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Andrea Bocelli, Lara Fabian, Laura Pausini, Lana Del Rey, Ferras, Keiko Matsui, Chris Botti, Michael Buble and many contemporary Christian artists. You're likely to glean some insights into the enigma of my mind if you dare to read my work. But, ye be warned - once you are drawn into my wake, you may not be able to steer your ship out of the current. ;-) Education: AA, BS, MS, Candidate for Juris Doctor (2019)

Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1And in Canada, … Continue reading

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Can a Landlord Be Held Liable for Tenant Injuries?

It depends. If the injury occurred on leased property and was caused by one of the five following items, the landlord may be liable: Common areas (hallways, stairs). The landlord has a duty of reasonable care to maintain and repair … Continue reading

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The Game of Time

I’m playing a game and my opponent is the time thief. So far he’s been winning, but I’ve been observing his strategies for awhile. I’ve also been calculating my own strategies for some time now, and pretty soon I’m going … Continue reading

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The 3 Duties of a Real Estate Transaction Lawyer

As law students, we are trained to identify the legal risks of a given scenario and then advise our clients of those risks. That is the essence of lawyering. As a transaction lawyer, because we can recognize the potential for … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Real Estate Investments

Here’s 5 Advantages: High rate of return, typically better than stocks or bonds; Tax shelter (depreciation, 1031 exchanges, and capital gains exemptions); Hedge against inflation; The power of leverage: making money with OPM; Equity! Here’s 5 Disadvantages: Illiquid (not a … Continue reading

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Waiting for Hurricane Irma

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Jacksonville Beach

This is one of my favorite venues in Jax Beach…the Casa Marina Hotel.

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2 US Visa Options for International Investors

If you are an entrepreneur and have the ability to invest in or start a US business, there are two visa options that may be right for you: the EB-5 (Foreign Investor) Visa and the E-2 (Treaty Investor) Visa. EB-5 … Continue reading

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What To Do in Jacksonville?

Hi Folks, Last week we saw an amazing array of properties and the luscious live-work-play community of Downtown Doral, a city within a city (Miami) in sunny South Florida. In today’s Virtual Tour, we’ll be exploring Downtown Jacksonville & it’s hip, … Continue reading

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Do I Need a Home Inspection?

In Florida, home sellers (and their listing agents) are required to disclose any defects that are not readily observable and materially affect the property value. (Ch. 475.2701, F.S.) With that being said, there may be times when certain defects are unknown to … Continue reading

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