Flat Rate Listing 101 – Get the Facts Before Posting Your Florida FSBO Flat Rate on the MLS!

Who are you going to believe about how the flat rate MLS industry works? There are four “business models” that offer flat-rate MLS listings in Florida: 1) National website: They are not licensed in Florida, but they charge money and then refer it to a Florida discount real estate broker, who receives a portion of the fees charged. National websites […]

Call the bank

Isn’t that how it’s done? Don’t you call the bank and ask for a list of your foreclosures? If you call the bank, what department do you speak to, the mortgage department? CONVICT? Training department? If you want to get into a bank’s inventory, there are a few things you can do to increase your success rate. First, understand that […]

Will Shoppers Go Green in Austin, Texas?

In the city of Austin, a new energy ordinance will require homeowners to complete an energy efficiency audit before selling their home. The audit report must be disclosed to the buyer of your home. The energy audit and disclosure will become part of the home buying process in mid-2009. In Austin’s hot climate, energy efficiency has a lot to do […]

The last cowboy

Ka-ching. Ka-ching. Ka-ching. The spurs of cowboy boots: an unmistakable sound. An ancient sound, dating back to the Roman legions of Julius Caesar and beyond, evoking feelings of respect, awe and fear. The American cowboy. Long days, wagons, and toughness are words used to describe the life of a cowboy to schoolchildren when they visit pioneering museums on field trips. […]

Understanding the different types of commercial lenders

There are different types of commercial lenders who will loan you money for your projects. The type of lender you use will depend on several factors: property type, LTV, amortization, resource, interest rates, closing time, and other factors. Let’s take a look at the top commercial lenders on the market. Led Lenders These CMBS (Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities) are long-term, […]

The 5 steps to selling your home on your own

While it is not always recommended, it is definitely possible to sell your home on your own – in other words, without a real estate agent. If you’re organized and follow the steps below, you can potentially save 2-3% on real estate agent commissions. For the median home price, this means savings of $ 3,000 to $ 4,500! Now keep […]

Pros and cons of owning various types of commercial properties

Do you want to invest in commercial real estate, but don’t know what type of property to consider? Here’s a comprehensive guide to the five most common types of commercial properties. 1) Multi-family (apartment buildings) – Multi-family refers to apartment buildings of all sizes. It is classified into garden apartments, apartments without a lift, mid-rise apartments, high-rise apartments, and special […]

Chronicles of Madness – Episode 48

In our 48th episode of Madness Chronicles, we will see the madness of public spending. Remember, insanity is a state of mental illness, gross and extremely foolish behavior, and a frenzied or chaotic form of activity. Let’s take a look at some of the most egregious expenses in 2020. We all know that getting old and growing gray is a […]