Category Archives: real estate

Are Corporations Persons?

This is not about the politics of corporate personhood, but about corporate greed, compassion and social good.

Recession, Recovery & Tax Credits

It appears that many congressional leaders believe that the $8K tax credit should be extended as it appears to have helped stimulate increased demand for homes and therefore industry related employment as well. The housing industry is still in a fragile state, but we are seeing fairly steady improvement. Unfortunately, with every good program, there…

My Home Is Worth What!?!

Or What’s Gone Wrong With the Appraisal Industry? This could be a long convoluted series of articles, but I’ll try to summarize what’s occurring in the appraisal industry. Yes, we all know of the fallout with subprime loans & homes being grossly overvalued. Short history… Lenders used to work very closely with certain appraisers. As…

SunRail: Florida Needs It & It’s Good For You Too!

Earlier this week I spent a couple of days in Tallahassee with the Florida Realtor® contingent for the Great American Realtor® Days, our Legislative Days in which we meet & greet our elected officials and discuss with them what we are supporting and feel is necessary to Florida’s future as well as asking them how…

I’ll Be Baaaaack…..

Yes, it’s been quite some time since I’ve written about real estate and politics on a regular basis.  Basically, I’ve just been sitting back and watching what this new administration is doing in efforts to try to correct a very bad situation that we’ve all been enduring.  I felt that my cynicism and sarcasm needed…

Marc It Sold!

On March 10, 2009, Marc Grossman, GRI opened Marc It Sold!, a real estate services firm serving the Greater Orlando Central Florida area.

Charlie Crist – The People’s Governor…..

…or at least that’s what he’d like people to think. Guess that’s why he’s named himself that on his website. But Florida Governor Charlie Crist is anything but. He is just a political animal looking for his next appointment. He can’t even get through one term in office and he’s already been vying for one…

Florida’s Homeowner’s Foreclosure Bill of Rights

Recently, Florida State Representative Darren Soto (District # 49 – covering parts of Orange & Osceola counties) introduced legislation entitled, the Homeowner’s Foreclosure Bill of Rights that will hopefully help millions of Floridians that are facing foreclosure. The bill is not a freebie, but would force lenders to renegotiate loans of owner-occupied properties that have…

Numbers, Statistics & the Market – What do they mean to you?

Day in and day out we always hear about numbers. The price of this, the cost of that, the value of those, but what do all these things mean. The fact is numbers and statistics can be misconstrued. On the surface, you may think that they are black and white in character, but the reality…