Invest Florida - A Real Estate Podcast
Ep 13 - Wondering When to Start Investing in Real Estate?

Tony Muniz is one of Tampa’s most successful real estate investors.  At the ripe old age of 18, he bought his first house, not long after buying his first car.  Tony has owned hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate over the years and currently owns a large portfolio of single family homes and retail centers. If you are interested in what makes a successful real estate entrepreneur tick, you will not want to miss this interview.  Tony manages to balance personal family life and business, as well as giving back to the community, serving as the Chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS13_Tony_Muniz.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EST

EP 12 - Orlando Real Estate Market Overview

Tim Becker, Director of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida talks Orlando in the 2nd of 4 part series, covering the major real estate markets in the State of Florida.  In anticipation of the Bergstrom Center’s Trends and Strategies conference February 26-27 in Orlando. Real Estate Investing in Orlando

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS12_Tim_Becker_ORLANDO.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Ep 11 - How One Pinellas Investor Overcomes Poor Credit to Own over $1m in Real Estate

Tony Montanez was stuck in the daily grind of his carpentry and handyman business, but he dreamed of taking control of his professional life and longed for financial freedom. He saw real estate ownership as the potential solution.  The problem, however, was the downturn in the market had hurt his credit and it was challenging for him to acquire the debt necessary to make ownership of real estate in critical mass a realistic possibility. But, Tony did not let his dream die quietly. Armed with the skills he had learned as a tradesman and the willingness to network whenever and wherever, Tony set the wheels in motion.  

Listen to how Tony overcame his personal obstacles to put him on the path to realizing his goals and dreams.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS11_Tony_Montanez.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Ep 10 Miami Real Estate Market Overview

The Miami real estate market is one of the most resilient markets in the world and certainly the strongest market in the State of Florida.  It was left for dead after the 2008 market downturn and even optimistic projects estimated it would take at least a decade to rebound.  Fast forward to 2015 and the Miami market is seeing eye-popping growth, not only in construction starts, but also a rebound in prices.

Tim Becker, Director, Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, is our special guest for this first of a four part series of the State of Florida’s major real estate markets, in preparation for the Center’s Trends and Strategies Conference February 26-27 in Orlando, Fl.

In this part of the series Tim gives a brief overview of what is moving and shaking in Miami and some areas of potential concern.  If you are an active or aspiring real estate investor in the Florida markets, you will definitely want to catch all four parts of the series.


Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS10_Becker_Miami.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EST