September 2014

Found 4 blog entries for September 2014.

More than 1,000 people relocate to Florida every day, with a whopping 537,000 new residents coming from other states, most notably in the midwest and northeast. The U.S. Census' American Community Survey estimates that by the end of this year, the Sunshine State will surpass New York in population. Of those state-hoping residents, about one-tenth came from New York, and two-fifths of all transplants were under 25. New residents over 65 remain a large part of the peninsula's demographics.

That means, of course, that retirees are a substantial part of those who come to the state to take advantage of low property taxes, no state income tax, and a great business-friendly environment. Obviously, the wonderful weather which make the costs of utilities

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You've taken an opportunity to take your career to the next level and have relocated. Perhaps you are simply wishing to offload an income property or second home. Whatever the reason, you have a property for sale and it sits there vacant with no real buyer interest. It's been on the market for awhile and you're not getting offers and wondering why.

The longer it stays on the market, the more it costs you, especially if you have a mortgage you're paying. Even if the property is yours free and clear, you're still paying property taxes and having to spend money on regular maintenance, to keep it in good, livable shape.

The situation is simply untenable at this point and isn't getting any better. You are becoming frustrated with the lack of interest and

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When you're ready to purchase a home, you'll no doubt discover it's more costly than just plunking down a healthy down payment, paying closing costs, inspections, and moving expenses. The list goes on and on; though, as time goes by, you'll have made a wise financial investment in your future. What's more, you'll have the peace of mind knowing your monthly payment will remain the same.

One thing that's wrapped-up in the deal is homeowner’s insurance, which differs from private mortgage insurance. Banks require borrowers to have private mortgage insurance or PMI to protect their investment. Should you default on the mortgage loan, the bank will recover. In short, PMI protects the lender, not the borrower. However, home insurance does protect you, but of

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You're selling your home and looking for a way to stand out from the competition. After all, there are other homes on the market which are a bit more new than yours and you want an edge, something that will entice potential buyers to tour your property and ultimately to make an offer. You've researched some recently sold homes and found one which offered a buyer home warranty and you'd like to emulate that marketing tactic.

Doing a bit of homework, you start to compare various options and find the prices range between $300 and $600 for a full year of coverage. The new owner would be responsible for paying a small deductible, between $50 and $80 generally, far less than the cost of replacing a central air conditioning system or a water heater.


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