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13 AUG
Everyone is a Millionaire!

Who Wants To Be a  I$ a Millionaire   $1,000,000 is the new $650,000.  That’s basically what has happened to tons of homeowners in just 2.5 years time. As a matter of fact our average sale price here at Echo Fine Properties company wide is $1,000,000. While that... Read More

6 AUG
Oh, the Places You Will Go!

You Can’t Do a Good Deal with a Bad Guy My Grandpa Gerald was a sayings guy. My Grandpa Gerald had a saying which was “you can’t do a good deal with a bad guy.” He followed this mantra in business. If he didn’t care for someone’s character, then he just wouldn’t... Read More

28 JUL
You must analyze your Real Estate tax bill this year.

You must analyze your real estate tax bill this year. The last 2 years have been strange ones for Real Estate taxes with as much appreciation as we’ve had.  On the good side, there was a property tax cut in the rate for the first time in a dozen years. If you are homesteaded (homestead,... Read More

22 JUL
Eliminate High Anxiety – A Road to Smooth Deals

Eliminate High Anxiety – A Road to Smooth Deals   The days of Sellers modeling their behavior after Nurse Diesel in “High Anxiety” and having Buyers enjoy being abused (and enjoying it as Harvey Korman did) are over.  For you Gen Z’s, rent this one on Netflix... Read More

14 JUL

11 Hurricane Preparation Tips   Florida kids LOVE hurricanes.  Yes, you read that right.  Lots of families skedaddle out of town.  If you are going to skedaddle, it’s always best to go North and inland. Hurricanes dissipate inland! Take a trip to Atlanta, Chattanooga,... Read More

9 JUL
No Pounding Salt!  9 Back To Normal Listing Strategies

No Pounding Salt!  9 Back To Normal Listing Strategies This week I was interviewed by the Palm Beach Market on the state of the real estate market.  My comments included “We’re still doing plenty of business. May sales went under contract in March so you are looking at... Read More

1 JUL
Ever consider getting PAID for your pad?

Ever consider getting PAID for your pad? You no longer have to be a hotelier to profit from the bustling local tourism in your area! In recent years, online booking platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO have not only enabled seasoned real estate investors, but novice property... Read More

20 JUN
Hometown Heroes Loan Assistance in Florida

Hometown Heroes Loan Assistance in Florida The state of Florida has allocated $100 million towards down payment assistance (DPA) for first responders and front-line workers. Up to 5% of the first mortgage amount for a maximum of $25,000 towards down payment or closing costs. ... Read More

20 JUN
Changes in Florida Homeowners Insurance and How it Effects Real Estate.

Changes in Florida Homeowners Insurance and How it Effects Real Estate. The past 2 years have been the most dramatic in changes I’ve seen in how homeowners  insurance can have an effect on purchasing, and even current homeowners residing in homes. This week for our Realtor... Read More

11 JUN
Confusion in the Real Estate market

Confusion in the Real Estate market The definition of confusion is waitstaff serving my Mother. One might as well order in Mandarin.  It kind of goes like this. “What is the Salmon cooked in?  Is it saucy? Is the sauce creamy or heavy? Is there spice to it? Hmmm, I’ll... Read More

28 MAY
Back to Basic Series – 8 Elements of Luxury Real Estate Photography

Back to Basic Series – 8 Elements of Luxury Real Estate Photography Photography has always been the most important element of marketing a home. We took the unusual step years ago of doing our own photography. It lets us control the consistency, handle the editing, have more... Read More

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