Invest Florida - A Real Estate Podcast
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

Ep 9 Todd Jones : Yes!  You Too Can Reduce Your Property Tax Bill!

Todd Jones is an MAI appraiser and President of the Florida Association of Property Tax Professionals.  He helps guide us through the sometimes mysterious ways of how property assessors determine value of your real estate and subsequently, the taxes you pay.  Florida is not an income tax state, so property taxes are critical to funding the operations of local government. It also means, property tax bills are more than likely the single biggest expense a tenant or real estate investor will face on an annual base.  It is not as hard to challenge your assessment as many seem to think. Todd explains how AND gives a bonus discussion on what he believes is the hottest market to invest in the State.

Check out the complete site on Florida investment property discussion!


Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS09_Todd_Jones.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

EP 8 - Some Quick Facts About Flood Insurance Law Changes

The recent changes to insurance rules sent the Florida real estate market into a tizzy.  As soon as the Biggart-Waters laws were passed, there was a public outcry about the changes.  Florida was hit harder than most  states in terms of insurance rate increases and the law threw ice water on a market that was just starting to emerge from one of the worst downturns in history.  But, seemingly, as soon as the law was passed, it went away...or did it?  Chris Coleman of the Coleman Insurance Agency in Dunedin, Florida join us to discuss how the law will affect the market and what investors can expect for the future.   This is a show you will not want to miss as making a mistake on calculating flood insurance for the future could prove to hazardous to your bottomline on your real estate investments.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS08_Coleman_Insurance.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:01am EST

EP 7 - Accidental Landlord Turned Serious Investor

Darren Wilson was an accidental investor.  He did not start out to be a serious investor in single family properties, but once he got the taste of it, he didn’t look back.  In the early part of his career, he was in the technology business, but now is an investor full time for himself and Kennedy Investments. Now Darren owns and controls not only single family homes, but also a large office complex, which he purchased as a value added investment.  They are completely upgrading the property known as Lincoln Gardens on Waters Avenue in Tampa.. Learn how he leverages other revenue streams to move in to owning over 40 properties.  

Direct download: FINAL_D02_IFP_EPS07_Darren_Wilson.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Ep 6 - Sale-Leaseback from a Seller and Investor Perspective

Sale-Leasebacks can be a win-win situation for Investors and Sellers.  Find out the basics from what type of sellers should consider and what can investors expect and look out for when taking advantage of these opportunities.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS06_Leaseback_Flash_Tip.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 7:00am EST

EP5 Dan Pepper - 5 Pitfalls of Conducting Due Diligence on Real Estate

Dan Pepper is a young guy with a lot of experience.  He is a value added real estate investor. While he has invested in many different asset classes, his focus is on multifamily dwellings.  He is going to share with us his 5 biggest pitfalls of conducting reviews of investment properties.  

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS05_Dan_Pepper.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Ep 4 -  5 Ways Sellers Fail to Realize Maximum Sale Price of Their Properties

Host Steven Silverman talks about the most common mistakes investors make that prevents them from maximizing the price for which they can sell their investment property.  

EP 3 - Five Most Common Issues that Cause Bad Results in Dealing with Environmental Issues on Real Estate

Renowned environmental attorney, Frank Hearne, of the law firm of Mechanik, Nuccio, Hearne & Wester brings his decades of experience to the Invest Florida Show to discuss the most common mistakes he sees investors make in dealing with environmental issues.  There will also be some nuggets on how you can recognize value in buying real estate with environmental issues.