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4 Tips for Turning Your Property Into a Long-Term Rental

By Tim Frater / May 26, 2020

Perhaps you’ve decided that it’s time to relocate to a new area, but you’re just not quite ready to sell your house. If putting your home on the market doesn’t feel like the right decision, you could turn it into a long-term rental property instead of looking for a buyer. As a landlord, you can…

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4 Ways to Increase Your Property’s Value

By Tim Frater / May 5, 2020

Purchasing a property is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your lifetime. This fact means that it’s crucial to maintain your investment, especially if you’d like to increase its resale value. Below are four different methods of raising your property’s value. Create an Attractive Landscape Using various landscaping techniques is the quickest…

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6 Critical Steps for Buying and Setting Up a New Vacation Rental

By Tim Frater / March 17, 2020

Are you dreaming of becoming a vacation rental homeowner? Investing in a vacation rental can be a good way to supplement your income, plus you can have a place to stay when you are in need of a vacation. So how do you get started with finding, buying, and prepping a vacation rental property? These…

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Avoid These Mistakes When Selling Your House

By Tim Frater / February 24, 2020

Common Mistakes When Selling Your House Selling a house takes time and it’s complicated—if you do it right. If you want to lose tens of thousands of dollars, there are agencies that will buy a home almost immediately. Even in such a scenario, it will take a few days or weeks to get the process…

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Building Permits – Fun Stuff!

By Tim Frater / March 27, 2017

Trust me, I get it… A blog post about building permits isn’t exactly riveting reading material. But that doesn’t mean it’s not an important topic for anyone engaged in a real estate transaction. So, pour yourself an adult beverage, just to make it fun, and let’s get through it. Most people have at least some…

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5 Tips that Will Help You Rent Your Property

By Tim Frater / January 28, 2015

Last week, I wrote a blog entitled, “5 Things that Will Help You Sell your Home.” On a similar theme, today’s topic is aimed at the landlords out there, who are contemplating putting a vacant or soon-to-be-vacant property on the rental market. So, without further adieu, here are 5 Tips (plus a bonus tip coming…

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5 Things that Will Help you Sell Your Home

By Tim Frater / January 20, 2015

If you’re planning to sell your home, there are things you absolutely can and should do to get yourself ready. Selling a property is, after all, a bit of a contest. If you want your place to sell swiftly, for a good price, you need to give yourself a leg up on the competition. Many…

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Home Prices and Cash Sales Indicators of South Florida Real Estate Market

By Tim Frater / November 17, 2014

Whether you are a homeowner trying to sell your home and get into another, a first time buyer, or an investor, you know all too well the attractiveness of the South Florida real estate market. 2014 has set recent records in rising home prices (in metro areas) as well as in cash sales as it…

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Renter’s Insurance? For a Condo? Yup, Absolutely.

By Tim Frater / October 16, 2014

So, you just moved into a nice, upscale condo downtown, and you couldn’t be happier. You paid a little more than you’d budgeted for, but you’ve got a pool, a gym, some pretty cool neighbors, and you’re in the middle of everything. And, your mom is happy because you’ve got security out the ying. The…

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