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February 2019 Archives

Know your local school's quality when selling your home

When you're attempting to sell your home, one of the things that could help or hurt you is the local school system. If someone wants to move into the home and has no children, it may not affect their opinion much. However, if they plan to have children or have them already, the school system and specific schools near you could affect the sale.

Know how to protect your intellectual property

Intellectual property can include almost any kind of creation, from artistic works to designs, symbols or names used in commerce. Your intellectual property is protected by law through patents, copyrights or trademarks, depending on the kind of intellectual property you've created.

Get to know your market before you buy

If you're looking at homes in Southwest Florida, then you might want to be aware that a real estate market recession could be looming. In January 2019, reports came in that new homes were being built all over Florida, but fewer people were purchasing residential properties.

Read this before taking your first commercial tenant

You may be used to dealing with rental-related paperwork if you own residential investment real estate in Florida. Believe it or not, the level of detail in these documents is comparatively low. Federal, state and municipal regulations — not your lease agreement — often define most of the critical terms between you and your residential tenants.

People flocking to Florida to avoid high taxation in other states

People have been rushing to Florida from out of state, eager to participate in the current real estate market. As you may know, many states have high taxes on properties there. Florida, unlike these states, does not tax your personal income or estate. With these benefits, more people are moving there to take advantage of the tax shielding.

3 tips for successful purchasing in residential real estate

Real estate can be a great way to boost your income if you intend to rent or sell for more than you paid for a home. It can also be a great opportunity to invest your money into a home that will grow with you and eventually be like a large savings account for you when you sell the property.

Make sure your contract has these elements inside

When you're preparing to work with a construction team, the most important thing to do is to make sure you have a well-drafted construction contract. A well-prepared contract is legally binding and protects you against damages that any construction team could cause to your property.

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