Downtown Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
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“If you try to sit on two chairs, you will fall between them. For life, you must choose one chair”.  The Russians say "you can't sit on two chairs with the same butt" . The British say, "You can’t have your cake and eat it too”. The Germans say, "You can't dance at two weddings at the same time". But they all mean the same thing. They speak of making choices between two options that are mutually exclusive. That is, you cannot have it all. You have to choose one, which automatically sacrifices the other option.
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By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
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Some Florida Cities Might Remove Septic Tanks A Gov. DeSantis executive order and concern for waterways has led more cities to look at alternative septic systems, but costs could get passed on to homeowners.ESTERO, Fla. – Estero is discussing how to transition village neighborhoods currently using septic tanks to central water and sewer.The Florida Department of Health estimates there are more than 2 million septic systems across the state. Lee County has more than 133,000 septic tanks, according to the department. Some scientists say leaky septic tanks can contribute to disastrous environmental events, such as the algae crisis that plagued Southwest Florida waters last year.In Estero, many properties with septic systems are located along the Estero River, according to the village. The ...
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By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
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Keep a strong focus on Realtor® Safety throughout the year but focus on it in September, which is officially Realtor Safety Month. All tips are taken from NAR’s Realtor Safety Resource Kit.     Keep it light Show properties before dark. If you’re going to be working after hours, advise your associate or first-line supervisor. If you must show a property after dark, turn on all lights as you go through, and don’t lower any shades or draw curtains or blinds. Checking-in When you have a new client, ask them to stop by your office and complete a Prospect Identification Form. Also photocopy their driver’s license and retain this information at your office – but properly discard this personal information when you no longer need it.     Don’t be too public Limit the amount of personal informat...
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By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
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Calling or texting someone might seem like a minor infraction, but an increasing number of Fla. brokers are facing lawsuits from disgruntled consumers thanks, in part, to certain law firms, including one that considers itself “text message lawyers.” ORLANDO, Fla. – Calling or texting someone might seem like a minor infraction, but an increasing number of Florida brokers are facing lawsuits from disgruntled consumers thanks, in part, to certain law firms, including one that considers itself “text message lawyers.” The lawsuits allege violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA extends not only to consumers but to anyone (exemptions list below), including Realtors. TextsThe TCPA prohibits text messages sent using auto dialers without A) consumer consent and B) the...
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By Irina Rogina, Highlight Realty Fort Lauderdale RE 305-588-8599
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Las Olas Downtown Gulfstream Condo Great Las Olas location. 1 bedroom and 1 bath with 600 sq. ft. Adorable and quaint corner unit in a charming boutique building. Close to shops, restaurants and nightly entertainment. Unit is tastefully renovated and shows very well. Gulfstream of Las Olas features both two bedroom and one bedroom condominium units and make for the perfect Fort Lauderdale getaway.
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By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
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1 in 4 adults over age 45 say Florida is their top retirement state – but 1 in 3 struggled with the cost of housing over the past year. NEW YORK – Nearly one in three adults over age 45 struggled to maintain housing costs over the past year, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 adults conducted by PropertyShark, a real estate website. Homeowners with lower incomes tended to report the highest housing costs burden, but researchers found the problem across all income levels. Among those earning $20,000 to $40,000 a year, 42% struggled with housing costs, while 27% of those earning between $40,000 and $60,000 were in the same situation. Earners in the $60,000 to $80,000, and $80,000 to $100,000 income brackets, reported burdens at 22% and 20%, respectively. And even the highest inc...
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By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
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Nine states could get part of $6.85 billion in aid for disasters from 2015 to 2017 under just-announced HUD program rules. Texas could get the most at $4.07 billion. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated $6.85 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds to grantees recovering from qualifying 2015, 2016 and 2017 disasters. Florida is one of the nine states and five local communities that qualify if they adhere to rules HUD created. The total potential money coming into the state for mitigation efforts for 2016 and 2017 storms is $633,485,000. HUD’s 126-page notice explains the program’s regulations. According to HUD, CDBG-Mitigation funds are an opportunity for grantees to use fund in areas impacted by recent disasters to carr...
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