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Many property-owners encounter opportunities to sell their properties in unconventional ways.  Often, these opportunities involve selling to a buyer who will not fully pay the purchase price, whether with cash or lender-financing, up front.  There are situations beneficial to the seller to consider such options.  This article will summarize two common scenarios for deferred payment […]

We ended our last blog with a land mine many investors face during a purchase of a property in foreclosure – unknown or unforeseen liens such as past HOA dues. Because foreclosures present good purchase opportunities for investors, it’s important for investors to understand basic concepts in the foreclosure process.  All foreclosures are actions are […]

April 1st marks the beginning of the application period for the H-1B visa program. On that day, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) opens a total of 85,000 H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign professionals. Graduating international students and foreign professional alike view H-1B visas as a gateway to citizenship, career advancement, and building […]

In Part One of this series, I discussed the importance for investors to know just what they are buying when seeking out distressed property.  As described in the our first blog,  it is ok to buy that 7-11 hot dog, but only if that’s the value purchase you intend to make.  Investors should know what […]

Warren Buffet is widely regarded as one of the greatest investors of all time. Though he’s not famous for real estate investing, his principles are universal. Buffet built his fortune on value investing and the idea that you make your money when you buy, not when you sell. He has long talked about buying shares […]

Option: Selling to an Investor There are many real estate investors very interested in buying properties out of probate.  Some investors specialize in this market and manage marketing campaigns targeting heirs.  The most common way to reach heirs is by getting their addresses through public record probate filings used to send direct mail pitches to […]

For many homeowners, a plummeting housing market has transformed a previously prudent investment into an oppressive financial burden.  Engaging in a strategic mortgage default with the help of a foreclosure defense attorney may be one of your best options for controlling damage to your credit.  If you’ve found yourself in a tough financial situation with […]

There has been a lot of media coverage about banks foreclosing on homeowners in recent years.  Another type of foreclosure that hasn’t received as much attention involves homeowner associations (“HOA”) suing property owners for failing to pay their dues. Homeowners can lose their homes, which is clearly a terrible outcome.  Unless they know their legal […]

      Traditionally, the legal world has lagged behind advances in technology.  In this high-tech internet age, the pace of change rapidly accelerates while our digital presence in daily life continues to grow.  Consider how much our lives revolve around technology.  As individuals and businesses gradually but irreversibly move toward a paperless existence, our gadgets […]

All Florida landlords should read and understand the state’s landlord-tenant laws found in Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes.  A part of the law that contains pitfalls and has historically caused problems for investors is 83.49.  This subsection covers tenant security deposits and the rules governing how landlords may hold and refund deposits following the […]

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