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Perfect Tenant Leaves After 5 years. What Next?

By: Nick Casamassimo - July 31, 2018

 

 

Finding a respectful, long-term tenant who makes prompt monthly payments is a rarity in South Florida, especially with the transient tendencies of the tenant population.  So you can imagine my anxiety when an exemplary tenant of 5+ years gave notice of moving out. 

Here are a few things an owner of a rental property can do after a long term tenant moves out:

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Boca Restaurant Month To Highlight The City’s Culinary Experiences

By: Holly Gambrell - July 30, 2018

 Get your forks ready—the second annual Boca Restaurant Month is right around the corner.
 
 
The month-long promotion of Boca Raton’s culinary scene will take place from Sept. 1 to 30 at participating restaurants.
 
 
The eateries will offer three-course meals featuring...

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Are HOA Owners 'Grandfathered in' from New Rental Restrictions

By: David G Muller - July 14, 2018

Q: I read your Dec. 18, 2016 column which addressed a condominium association implementing rental restrictions through an amendment to their declaration of condominium. In that column you referred to certain unit owners being “grandfathered” in from the rental restriction if they didn’t vote for the proposed amendment or if they voted no. Do you think the same grandfather ruling applies to single-family home developments as it does to condominium developments?...
 

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10 Cheap and Cheerful Ways to Update Your Kitchen

By: Lisa Freedman - July 2, 2018

 
The average kitchen remodel costs a staggering $18,856 — and high-end ones average $54,909. No bones about it: That's a whole lotta cash.

But you don't need to shell out big bucks to make a big impact in an outdated kitchen. Whether you've lived in your house for years or you just got the keys, here are some easy...
 

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Palm Beach County Foreclosure Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging Charge

By: Jeff Ostrowski - June 25, 2018

 

A Palm Beach County real estate investor accused of rigging bids on public foreclosure auctions has pleaded guilty...

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7 Ideas to Make Your Outdoor Space Irresistible

By: Deirdre Sullivan - May 29, 2018

 

When your mom told you to turn off the TV and play outdoors already, she knew what she was talking about. Hanging outside is good for our mental and physical well-being.


As adults, having an outdoor retreat adds an economic component: Upwards of 80% of home buyers saidd...

 

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First Friday Art Walk in Delray

By: Nick Casamassimo - May 29, 2018

 
The June 1st First Friday Art Walk is a perfect way to experience an evening of art, education and relaxation in our award-winning Arts Town..

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Freedom of Speech and Disruptive Owners

By: Esther Zuccaro - May 17, 2018

 
Social media, blogs, and websites are the new normal of daily living in 2018. People post their thoughts, pictures and videos with the swipe of their phone sometimes without regard to accuracy or repercussions. This is a problem in communities where residents, managers, employees and others living and working in close proximity (no matter how large the community) tend to rub each other the wrong way sometimes. So what happens when an irate Owner starts posting personal information about the other residents, managers, employees and vendors online?
 

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WineCruz in Boca Raton

By: BikeCruz - April 26, 2018

 
Enjoy a multi passenger interactive pedal powered social experience.  This 3 hours tour will take you to downtown Boca Raton's best wine/tapas bars, restaurants, and gastropubs.  Enjoy small bites and ...
 

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10 Flower Bed Ideas That'll Make Your Yard Look Like Paradise

By: Sienna Fantozzi - April 25, 2018

 
 
Whether you have a green thumb or not, there's plenty of inspiration here to get you amped up on your landscaping...

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Home Prices Rise Again for 70th Month in a Row, No Signs of Stopping

By: Patrick Kearns - April 24, 2018

 
Home prices across the country are continuing a rise akin to the 15 years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis...
 

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Who Is Responsible for Repairing Leaky Condo Windows

By: Steven J Adamcyzk - April 22, 2018

 
Editor’s note:  Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC, respond to questions about Florida community association law.  The firm represents community associations throughout Florida and focuses on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, litigation, estate planning and business law.

Q:  Prior to Hurricane Irma, our condominium windows never leaked.  We did not have any issues during the winter and recent rains have shown some moisture and leaks around the windows.  Who is responsible to make these repairs?

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Inexpensive Master Bathroom Updates

By: - March 30, 2018

 

In my last Blog ("What Trending Upgrade Is Wooing Buyers”) I discussed how many home owners are opting to update their outdoor areas instead of the more conventional master bathroom.  Not only does this upgrade add unofficial square footage and bring serenity to the backyard, but, more importantly...

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New - Home Sales Under Perform In Feb

By: Cicely Wedgeworth - March 30, 2018

 

Sales of new single-family homes dropped for the third consecutive month in February, mostly due to plunges in... 

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Ft Lauderdale Taco Battle and Craft Beer Fest

By: Event Brite - March 30, 2018

 2ND ANNUAL FTL TACO BATTLE & CRAFT BEER FEST!

Is Back Again! The FTL TACO BATTLE & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL returns to Esplande Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, April 14th 1-6PM! The annual battle brings together local restaurants and craft breweries for...
 

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