Foreign Sellers of Real Property: An Overview of FIRPTA

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Did you know 22 percent of the international investments in real estate took place in Florida in 2017 (NAR)? This makes Florida the top state for foreign nationals to buy real estate as an investment. When they decide to sell, foreign sellers of real property are subject to income withholding on the sale of the property. To ensure that foreign …

Birch State Park –Fort Lauderdale’s Hidden Gem

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If you live in Fort Lauderdale or have visited, you probably know about Birch State Park. Either way, it is a fabulous place to go when you need something to do. This tropical oasis Fort Lauderdale’s hidden gem where you can hike, bike, paddle a kayak or simply sit in the quiet with a picnic.  Not only is it home …

Big Business on Wall Street Heading to South Florida

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Florida has long been the winter paradise for “snowbirds” in northern and Midwestern parts of the US. Sunshine and warm temperatures as well as major financial benefits is why we see big business on Wall Street heading to South Florida. In a June 4, 2018 article, The Street highlighted “Wall Street money managers are escaping to south Florida.” What is …

6 Kitchen Design Trends to Consider

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Are you in the process of building your dream home, thinking of buying a new home, or simply thinking about a remodel where you live now? Either way, the kitchen should be just as you want it. After all, it is the focal point in any model home you visit. No matter how big or small, the most current kitchen design …

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we …