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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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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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Self-Promotion: Real Estate Media Creation

Okay, so I have been experimenting with Canva and I love the capabilities for digital & print media. So far I have only used the graphics online, but you could easily print the pdf’s for, let’s say, open house brochures. Here’s … Continue reading

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The 3 Steps of a Real Estate Sale

Step One: Negotiation This is where offer and acceptance of a purchase price are negotiated between a buyer and a seller, the purchase contract is then signed, and the escrow period begins.   Step Two: Due Diligence Here, an escrow account is … Continue reading

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