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Is your Listing agent ‘TRUTHFUL...

Is your Listing agent ‘TRUTHFUL’?
I have heard it a hundred times,“Trust but verify” and let me bethe first to say I like the slogan.  The problem is why should a home owner have to go through this mess when listing their home.  Shouldn’t real estate agents who are licensed REALTORS, ® that have a code of ethics to answer to; be honest and trustworthy?  The [...]

Refiance your Mortgage…or NOT?

Refiance your Mortgage…or NOT?
We humans haven’t changed to much over the past 100 years and surely not much in the past 10 years.  We still want better homes for our children, we want our kids to attend better schools than we did, we want our lives to be ‘easier’ than it was for our parents and yet in all this we still don’t quite grasp finances.  Understanding finances a [...]

Apple Genius, Imac, Macbook and more&...

Apple Genius, Imac, Macbook and more…
I have been a loyal Apple customer for 7 years with nearly a dozen different Apple products including; iMac, iPhone(s), ipod (s), MacBookAir, ipad.  It all began one stormy evening in late 2007 when my Microsoft Computer was giving me troubles…then someone suggested get Mac, they don’t crash and they will last forever…well m [...]

Rate of Absorption

Rate of Absorption
Knowing the Rate of Absorption also indicated by months of Inventory is a helpful indicator of the Real Estate Market.  Is it a “buyers” market, with inventory levels exceeding 7 months.  OR is it a “sellers” market with inventory levels under 6 months which is equivalent to homes selling faster than hot cakes at McDo [...]

Rent Vs Selling a Home

Rent Vs Selling a Home
Fort Myers Property Management Company Property values are stabilizing,  according to President Obama the economy is recovering and rental rates seem to be increasing rather quickly.  This brings many owners to consider renting out their properties instead of selling.  They can get great rental income and perhaps wait till home values increas [...]

Politics, knowledge and my rant

Politics, knowledge and my rant
Fort Myers Realtor My wife loves having guests over to our house, which is great.  However I’m not aloud to speak Politics and Religion at the dinner table.  What better place than my blog to promote a view point that has lead me to where I am today, a  loved father of 3 kids, a husband to a wonderful, beautiful wife, a local real estat [...]

Cape Coral Property Managment Company

Cape Coral Property Managment Company
Happy Landlord and tenant at the END of the LEASE. :) Good morning Southwest Florida and the sunny canals of Cape Coral FL.  Oh what a beautiful city to live, play and call home.  Or for some call it their winter home. :)   I am the Houseguy.org and I do a lot of property management in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and even Lehigh Ac [...]

Property Manager’s toughest job

Property Manager’s toughest job
I know you probably think this blog is going to be about evicting an unruly tenant, or about marketing a rental for months trying to find that perfect tenant.   Surprise, neither of those are a property manager’s toughest job.  No the toughest part of the job for me is having to tell a great tenant that they can’t rent the house I [...]

Investors are everywhere

Investors are everywhere
I love it when i get a call on one of my REO listings from an “Investor.”  Here is how the call often goes…. Prospective Investorr: “Hey, I am calling about the house you have listed in Cape Coral for $89,000, I am an investor and want to know what the best price i can get it for.” Houseguy.org: “Well sir/m [...]

Fort Myers Property Manager….

Fort Myers Property Manager….
I manage many properties for out or area owners, absentee owners, or local investors who don’t like dealing with tenant issues.  Recently I advertised one of my properties, for rent and had dozens of calls within the first day.  The price must have been right.  :)  I actually had to increase the rental price because of so many calls, th [...]

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