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[…]

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[…]

New Mortgage Rules for Condos!

Here in Florida, we’re land of the condominiums. Good news today for financing a condo. New FHA mortgage rules go into effect on Oct. 15, 2019 making it easier to buy a condo – especially first time buyers. The new rules specifically: Allow single-unit approval process. Extend condo project recertification from 2 to 3 years.[…]