Archive for the USA Property Category


But, what if house prices keep dropping?

BUT, WHAT IF HOUSE PRICES KEEP DROPPING? Here’s a BUT question I encountered a lot while searching for property in Florida in late 2010.  Seemed like the conventional thinking was property prices were going to drop to zero.  I remember a particular encounter when this question popped up.  It was during a bank visit to […]

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Short Sale … why do it?

Short sales are all the rage in the USA these days. And, that’s not something to celebrate. Why? Because if people are “short selling”, times are not good.  The short sale has become one of the most popular “tools of choice” since the global financial crisis hit the world like a tsunami in 2008. So, […]

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USA property: Not now? Then when?

I just read an article imploring folks to stay away from USA property right now. I found the article very interesting. Not sure I agree with the assessment, but very well written and very compelling. Now my question is  this, “If this is not a good time to buy property in the USA, then when […]

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I never knew paying taxes could be this much fun!

Have you ever  had a government “inaction” situation? Not to be confused with government in action.  No, we’re talking about government “inaction.”   We’re talking “makes no sense.”  “Why  am I  here?”  type of situations. For instance,  recently I received a tax bill for several properties I own in Citrus County Florida.  This was the […]

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How do you get your house rented in Florida?

For some reason, last year, I had a challenge getting two of our houses rented in Florida. Both were in sought after neighborhoods, but stayed vacant for a much longer time than I ever would have imagined. My goal was to get these properties rented but we met with a few hurdles; hurdles that had […]

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