Two Amazing Island Communities That Showcase the Most Illustrious Miami Beach Luxury Homes

Two Amazing Island Communities That Showcase the Most Illustrious Miami Beach Luxury HomesWealthy property buyers often come to South Florida in order to purchase the most illustrious Miami Beach luxury homes possible. Of course, in order to do so, one must first figure out which communities to look out for and today we are going to provide a useful guide on the two amazing island communities that showcase these types of real estate options.

Indian Creek

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Playa Del Carmen Real Estate – Ideal For Families and Children

Playa Del Carmen Real Estate - Ideal For Families and ChildrenWhile recently several magazines, including “Canadian Family” and the Mexican “Eres Ninos” have researched the destination to promote it as an ideal tourist destination for families with children, Playa del Carmen real estate also provides ideal location for American and Canadian families to relocate to a warmer climate in a safe city on the beachfront. Both Playa del Carmen beachfront condos and homes in gated (more…)

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How to Estimate the Value of Your Home

How to Estimate the Value of Your HomeA home value estimator determines how much your property is worth. Calculating your home value can be done using online calculators, government websites or by conducting research on market property values in the area.

Using Government Online Resources

Go to the website of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight. If you live outside the US, go to the appropriate housing (more…)

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A Realtor Oops and Then a Refusal to Sign a Release – When Will It End?

A Realtor Oops and Then a Refusal to Sign a Release - When Will It End?A Student called to tell me he had a buyer for his first rehab property. Unfortunately, his repair estimate was off slightly and the appraisal came in low. The net result was he would probably lose $5,000. Not a good start to a rehabbing career but typical of what can happen if you aren’t careful.

He went on to say that he felt the property was worth $165,000 – $175,000 but the appraisal came in at $130,000. (more…)

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Commercial Property Tax – Deffered Exchanges

Commercial Property Tax - Deffered ExchangesReal estate investments known as 1031 Exchanges have strongly contributed to the vibrancy and continued growth in Orlando commercial real estate. When structured in accordance with the Internal Revenue code, and guided by a qualified attorney or tax advisor, these types of exchanges can offer significant advantages to the investor.

Under section 1031 rules and regulations, (more…)

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Choosing the Right Inventory Company for Your Property

Choosing the Right Inventory Company for Your PropertyWhen renting out a property whether it be your home or an investment an inventory is as critical as the need for safety certificates. Choosing the right Inventory company must be done with great caution. I talk of the importance of a solid inventory as would you let strangers into your home and leave them to it? Or would you ever normally consider giving total strangers the security (more…)

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New Planning Laws For Building Extensions and Conservatories

New Planning Laws For Building Extensions and ConservatoriesIn an attempt to kickstart the British economy the government is giving homeowners the opportunity to extend their homes and build new conservatories without the need the apply to the local authority for planning permission. Homeowners are going to be allowed to extend their properties by up to 8 metres without applying for planning permission. That sounds ridiculous to me. Can you imagine if your (more…)

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High Property Taxes Got Me Down!

High Property Taxes Got Me Down!I’ve been a licensed appraiser for sixteen years. I appraised in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia until I moved back to the Buffalo, NY area about eleven years ago. Buying a home in the Buffalo area was a nice surprise when I found out that I could purchase a home almost three times larger than the home I owned in Maryland for the same price. Then the property tax situation was explained (more…)

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