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Friday, October 11, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How Property Managers keep Property Owners Happy

If you own a property for rental purposes, chances are you've researched why you need a property manager. But have you thought of how a property manager can keep the owner happy? We look at the following ways our property management team keeps you, the owner, happy. 



Steady Income

Likely you're renting out a property to cash in on passive income. While it's passive to a point, you are hoping to have a steady monthly income from this property rental. A property management company keeps the owners happy by assisting with that steady income in two ways.

Related: Passive income from Rental Properties

One, a property manager collects the rental income in a variety of ways. This can be electronically, or a check dropped at the office. Regardless, you the owner can choose which method you prefer, usually, a direct deposit to your bank is the favored way. Additionally, if the tenant fails to send in the rent check on time, it's up to the property management company to foll ...

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Friday, October 4, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Fall Festival Fun in Lake County, Florida

October and November are fantastic months to celebrate fall festivities in Florida. The weather has turned cooler (slightly) and everyone is ready to get out and celebrate.

Here are our choices for some fall festivals to take part in.


Oktoberfests
It's that time of year to celebrate the way the Germans do. Oktoberfests have been a part of Bavarian culture for over 200 years. German beer and food are often involved as is music. 

Suncreek Brewery, along with Michale Ali's and Savoree will have a 2 day Oktoberfest event starting October 5. Expect german music and dancing, German food, contests and more. 

And on October 12th, the Royal Palm Railway in Mount Dora will host Oktoberfest on the Train. Get more details here. 


Events at the Winery
Lakeridge Winery is a fantastic place to get your holiday spirit going, especially in Florida. Sit outside and listen to the blues with the BBQ and Blues Festival on October 11-13th. Or visit during their Holiday Ope ...

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Friday, September 27, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Sellers - Should You Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

With the fall season officially upon us, many homeowners like to deck out their homes the holiday seasons. Whether you like a cozy autumn theme, a sparkly Halloween decor, or an all-out fright night, should you decorate for the holidays? Even if Halloween and fall aren't your things, the winter holidays are not far behind.

However, if you're trying to sell your home, should you decorate it for the fall season?




Simple
The simple answer to decorating for the holiday season is yes, go ahead. But, keep it simple. Potential home buyers will want to see how the home fits in with the seasonal decor and into the neighborhood. However, just because you might lean towards a Halloween Horror Nights, you'll need to tone down your decor to Not-So-Scary. 

Because not everyone may celebrate Halloween, keep your October decor to the fall season instead. Pumpkins, haystacks, golden leaf arrangements are fine. Plus, your potential home buyer may have young kids and aren't looking fo ...

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Friday, September 20, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Should You Get a Buyer's Agent?

If you're looking for a house as a first time or even a seasoned buyer, have you thought of using a Buyer's Agent. 



Do It Yourself Home Buying

Yes, these days you can do it yourself, but why? As a buyer, working with a buyer’s agent gives you years of insight and knowledge as to what’s going on in the market as well as someone to negotiate on your behalf. A Realtor is a professional that will know the market better than anyone else because they are doing it every day. 

A Buyer's agent typically does not cost the buyer any commission fees. The commissions are worked in the sale of the house and come out of the seller's profit.

A buyer's agent can also help with the following.



Create a Budget
Before you start shopping, you should know how much home you can afford. Get a general idea of what you can afford to spend monthly on the home loan, a well as any HOA fees that may factor into your monthly payment. Not sure where to start? A Buyers Agen ...

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Friday, September 13, 2019   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Do you Need Renter's Insurance

Do you need renter's insurance? Technically no. Unlike driving a car, you can rent a home without insurance. However, that doesn't mean you should. Take a look at what is and isn't covered with renter's insurance.



What is Renter's Insurance?

Even if you don't own the home, you own the items inside the home. Renter's insurance covers your belongings. The owner of the building is responsible for the structure, so in terms of damage to the roof, for example, you're not obligated to cover that. However, if that damage leads to damage to your belongings, the landlord is not responsible for your items. This is where renter's insurance comes in.

What does it cover?

Generally, renter's insurance protects your property against loss or damage. Things such as fire damage, water damage, and even theft are usually covered. Occasionally renter's insurance can cover additional living expenses if you have to vacate your home or apartment due to serious repairs. For example, a leak dama ...

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