Beware of Rental Scams

We’ve posted this information a number of times, but it’s still a problem out there for people looking for rentals. Beware of rental ads that seem too good to be true. Scammers pull information and pictures about a rental property from the internet and created their own advertising (usually on Craigslist), often times advertising outrageously[…]

What if you didn’t pull a permit to do work on your home?

Many repairs and updates don’t require a permit but many do. Here’s a list of repairs that require a permit that you might not know about: door and window replacement, a/c replacement, major plumbing repairs, water heater replacement, some roofing repairs. What if you did the work yourself, you didn’t get a permit, and are[…]

FEMA Has Postponed Changes to Flood Insurance Program

Florida is home to 35% of all flood insurance policies underwritten by the federal government. The National Flood Insurance Program, part of FEMA, has pushed back its planned changes to the program. The original effective date of Oct. 1, 2020, has been moved back one year to Oct. 1, 2021. Known as the Risk Rating[…]

Public Transportation Boosts Real Estate Values

A recent report by by the National Association of Realtors and American Public Transportation Association shows that homes and business within a half mile of transportation options sell for a higher price. Residential properties had 4% to 24% higher median sale prices between 2012 and 2016; commercial properties saw median sales prices per square foot[…]