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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Realty Masters of FL and Keller Wiliams
RECENT BLOG POSTS
August statistics show active listing inventory is up, pending and closed sales as well as average and median prices in the Pensacola area area all down, but I am not discouraged. My company has a large property management division and we have had a record summer leasing homes.  I for one bought ...
09/14/2010
Pre-Approvals Disappearing? Flickr   After showing houses over the weekend, the pre-approved buyers made their selection and were ready to write a contract.  So I did what I always do when preparing to write an offer, I called the loan officer to discuss closing costs and obtain a copy of the pre...
07/19/2010
Worst new home sales....in decades. How bad? May new home sales dropped by nearly 33%. Lowest housing numbers EVER were in 1981...and its predicted that this past May's numbers will be the worst...ever. Not a great time to be a new home builder. I have also noted that pending sales listed in our ...
06/24/2010
As of April 22, 2010, the EPA has a new lead-based-paint renovation rule that impacts anyone paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing built before 1978. The EPA considers receipt of rent payments or salaries derived from rental payments as compensation. This means landlords and employe...
06/10/2010
BP announced the availability of state-specific websites designed to offer information to residents of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Residents are encouraged to visit these sites frequently and sign up for the mailing list to receive the most current information about t...
06/09/2010
My company does alot of property management. I have had several investor clients who have let their property go into foreclosure.  Often, they have not even notified me or consulted with me about their circumstances and we found out when the tenant received a default notice and they call upset. T...
06/01/2010
I live in Gulf Breeze Florida and am sad to see that this oil spill in Louisiana is going to be affecting our beautiful coastline, our wildlife and our economy for a long time to come.  As if Florida did not have enough problems. Today at 3 pm a state of emergency was declared for our area.  Loc...
04/30/2010
With the downturn in the real estate market, I have been focusing on two things in my real estate business:  1.) helping investors find great deals on homes they can lease for a positive cash flow and future appreciation.  Some of the investors are using self directed IRA's to get the money to pa...
03/25/2010
In an effort to end the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration has been trying to keep defaulting owners in their homes. Now it will take a new approach: paying some of them to leave.This latest program, which will allow owners to sell for less than they owe and will give them a little cash...
03/08/2010
Important News!  Effective for all sales contracts dated on or after February 1, 2010. Certain property may be resold and financed using FHA insured financing without waiting 90 days. FHA has temporarily waived the 90 day wait period, on certain transactions. These recently purchased homes may be...
01/16/2010
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