Mon, 12 January 2015
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.
Mon, 5 January 2015
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.