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How bad will the next real estate crash be?

I didn’t ask IF the market is going to crash again. I also didn’t ask WHEN the market is going to crash the next time. We all know the answer to this. This time it’s easy. This time it’s obvious. The market will probably start going down by the end of April 2020 and crash

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Differences between brokers in the US and in Germany

Are there differences? Oh heck yes….! Huge differences. Keep reading. Americans are used to deal with Brokers / Realtors nearly every time when buying and selling Real Estate. Germans not so much. This Blog talks about the reasons and the huge differences in these 2 countries. In the USA Realtors are educated, trained, incensed and

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Are all brokers in Florida equal?

With this blog, I’m not intending to lure you to list or sell your property with me. Within the last 36 years in this industry, I’ve simply seen too many people get screwed and therefore I decided to give a quick overview of what you should know before you engage with any Realtor. In Europe,

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Update regarding a possible oversupply in the Real Estate market

Usually every 2 months I’m performing a detailed market check about the supply and demand for real estate in our area. My last check performed beginning of November 2019 revealed a still healthy market of demand and supply. My gut feeling is bothering me a long time since I can see what’s going on and

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Solar energy in Florida

Florida… Sunshine State. According to different weather websites Florida has about 260 days of sunshine per year. You would think the “Sunshine State” therefore is the leader when it comes to Solar energy. Well: think again because we aren’t. We are the taillight. The short version is that it’s probably never going to happen. For

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Comparing real estate rentals in Europe and the USA

Americans find it difficult to understand European investors when problems such as non-payment of rent and, in bad cases, even nomadic tenancy arise. We actually almost don’t know such a thing in the USA. We will show you where the differences lie: In general, it should be noted that the rights for rentals in the

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Property management trouble

The snowbirds are coming back and they often don’t like how their property looks. They thought they’d paid a management company to take care of their property, but it looks like hell.  Did it happen to you too – or not YET???? Chances are, it might happen to you as well. I heard the excuse

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Buying a vacation home and rent it: Does it produce ROI?

We have plenty of statistics showing us if a vacation home still is a good investment. I.e. let’s take a look at the Tourist tax received by Lee County over the last 12 months: This is a look by the end of September and therefore right before the season kicks in again: We had the

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Is it worth having a company in the USA to save taxes?

Despite or because of Donald Trump, entrepreneurs and investors who want to establish a company in the USA can benefit from various tax advantages that even put Switzerland in the shade. There are various differences to consider, whether an entrepreneur resides in the USA and undertakes his activity from here, or whether the company is

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