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Southwest Florida Real Estate is Rebounding

System - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Property Management Blog
Florida Real Estate is rebounding and three chief economists the state association’s 2012 Real Estate and Economic Forecast Conference in Orlando agree. “Our state is in a mini-recovery,” said Florida Realtors® Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo at the state association’s 2012 Real Estate and Economic ... read more

Pending Home Sales are Way Up in October

System - Sunday, December 4, 2011
Property Management Blog
In what could be a sign that things are turning around, pending home sales were up significantly in the latest report from The National Association of Realtors.NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) is released during the first week of each month. It is designed to be a leading indicator of housing activity.The index m... read more

The Right Property Management Company Is More Important than Ever

System - Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Property Management Blog
The Right Property ManagementCompany Is More Important than Ever. According to a recent article by Bloomberg, property management is growing in leaps and bounds as the economy and lending issues take a grasp on the national real estate market and Southwest Florida is right in the heart of that. Fort Myers, Cape Coral, ... read more

Lee County Real Estate bucks National Trend for October

System - Thursday, November 24, 2011
Property Management Blog
Lee County real estate prices rose 15 percent from a year earlier, rising from $89,100 to $102,100, according to statistics released Monday by Florida Realtors, while distressed sales dropped to 440 compared to 1,146 last October. Nationally though, prices dropped 4.7% from last October and sales rose 1.4 percent to a seasonally adju... read more

Security Deposit : What is considered normal Wear and Tear?

System - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Property Management Blog
No matter if you are dealing with property management in Southwest Florida or Sunny California,  the security deposit is the biggest question when the lease ends. The security deposit can only be used to fix and repair any damages caused by the tenant. Normal wear and tear is not able to be claimed by the owner. So wha... read more

Lee County Home Values Set to Rise?

System - Sunday, November 13, 2011
Property Management Blog
Lee County home values are set to rise over the next two years according to NAR’s chief economist. The questions is how much. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun says South Florida home prices will rebound by 10 percent in the next two years at the National Assosiation of Realtor Convention on November 11th. This is a great s... read more

Rents rising in Lee County?

System - Saturday, November 12, 2011
Property Management Blog
Rents rising in Lee County? Yes! With the lack of inventory in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, real estate in certain areas have seen rents rising in Lee County. Our owners have started raising rents when the tenants are resigning and with the  current housing situation, this should be a continuing trend.Fort Myers and Cape Cora... read more

Mortgage Rates drop below 4% Once Again

System - Friday, November 11, 2011
Property Management Blog
30-year fixed mortgage rates averaged 3.99%, down from last week’s 4.00% average. The last time the 30-year fixed mortgage ratesdropped below 4.00% was Oct. 6 when it averaged 3.94%. Last year at this time, 30-year mortgage rates averaged 4.17%.   15-year fixed mortgage rates averaged 3.30%, droppi... read more

Section 8 : Southwest Florida Landlord FAQ’s

System - Friday, November 11, 2011
Property Management Blog
1. How do I find Section 8 tenants in Southwest Florida?The easiest way to get a Section 8 tenant in Southwest Florida is to go to http://www.gosection8.com and register your property on their website. You can also got to websites like Craigslist and put it in your description that you welcome Section 8 tenants. Just like Craigs... read more

Fighting Property Tax Assessment in Lee County

System - Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Property Management Blog
Fighting  property tax assessment in Lee County is an easy process but there are some things you need to know. Now is the time when you should be receiving your trim notices for your property taxes for last year and I have had a couple of people call and ask about them and if they could be fought. The answer is ye... read more

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