Avoid the Pitfalls of Self Property Management

Avoid the Pitfalls of “Self” Property Management. Let’s face it, this Central Florida area is a mecca for short term vacation rentals. Even long term rentals are increasing in popularity. The demand for short term rentals is through the roof, and there are “businesses” on every corner wanting to help you fill the need for […]

REVEALED – THE REAL TRUTH BEHIND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS

What you really need to know and how the numbers don’t always tell you the true story. It’s complicated. When you read about or hear about the market, you hear a lot of different numbers being quoted. Let’s start with the average sales price versus the median sales price. The average, of course is when […]

Top 5 Easiest Tips to Save on Your Electric Bill

There are hundreds of tips to save you money on your electric bill, but if it’s not easy, will you actually do it? If you are like most people, you may think it’s a good idea, but then the thought passes and you don’t do anything about it.  A month later the electric bill comes, […]

5 Most Common Myths of Reverse Mortgages

By Rob Ziebart Obtaining a Government Insured Reverse Mortgage (HECM – Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) can make very strong financial sense in many situations. It can make sense for the senior who is either struggling financially, or would like to be more comfortable with their financial situation. It can also make sense for the senior […]

12 Easy Ways for Retirees to Make Quick Cash

1.  House Sit for absentee Homeowners Put out a flyer in your area that you are willing to look after their home when they are out of town.  Make sure you are up for the task.  You can customize the program for each client, and if you are doing it in mass, you will want […]

Should You Belize It?

Belize – this Caribbean paradise is a viable home-ownership alternative. Bordered by Mexico and Guatemala on the west and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on the east, sits the English speaking country of Belize.  This unique caribbean country is only 176 miles long, 88 miles at its widest point, and includes 266 miles […]

Saving Money Matters – 12 Months of Deals for you and your home

Best Buys for the Home in a Calendar Year Although smart shoppers will find great bargains year round, here is a quick list of best buys for each month of the year. (July is by far my favorite with all home decor and furnishings at great prices). Be sure and shop some of our favorite […]