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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Duly Noted: Florida’s New Notary Law

Mon Aug 26, 2019 by on Florida Law News

Duly Noted: Florida’s New Notary Law

In an ever-evolving technological world, a growing number of professions, especially real estate, are transitioning from human interaction and communication to algorithms and artificial intelligence. Being a Florida notary is no exception. Background: Important legal documents typically require notarization. But what exactly does that mean? Well, in simple terms, a notarized document is a document that has been certified by […]

20/20 Vision: Impending Economic Recession?

Mon Aug 19, 2019 by on Great Recession & Real Estate

20/20 Vision: Impending Economic Recession?

The longest economic expansion in modern American history could come to a screeching halt right before the 2020 presidential election. However, unlike our last major economic downturn, this won’t be brought about by the housing market. Banking On The Past As previously discussed, the 2007 financial crisis was catalyzed by exploitative banking practices which involved deceptive housing market indicators and […]

Grocery Stores Have The Goods (For Real Estate)

Tue Aug 13, 2019 by on Real Estate

Grocery Stores Have The Goods (For Real Estate)

While it is no surprise that homeowners want to maximize the value of their property, it might come as an eye-opener that proximity to certain grocery stores can substantially improve the value of real estate. Surprising Statistics According to a recent study from ATTOM Data Solutions, major grocery store chains like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and ALDI, were found to […]

“Interest”-ing: Low Rates and Refinancing

Thu Aug 8, 2019 by on Loan Modification

“Interest”-ing: Low Rates and Refinancing

Trade Tensions and Stock Scares: In yet the latest escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States, this past weekend President Trump announced America will impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods and China responded by suspending its purchase of US agricultural products and lowering the value of the yuan, its currency, to its weakest […]

Getting Zesty: Zillow’s Upgraded Zestimate

Mon Aug 5, 2019 by on Real Estate

Getting Zesty Zillows Upgraded Zestimate

What Is Zestimate? Created by Zillow, an online real estate database company, Zestimate is the company’s home valuation model, which estimates a home’s market value based on public and user-submitted information. It considers several factors, including home features, location, and market conditions. Currently it’s the most commonly-used home valuation estimator online and, yet, has been at the center of controversy […]