How To File For The Florida Homestead Tax Exemption
If you haven't yet done so, here's some quick advice on how to file for the Homestead Tax Exemption in Florida. It's due by March 1st, so get it ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 5, 2020
After Hurricane Michael, Being Number 2603 Is A Blessing
For our readers who are outside of the Tallahassee area, the image above shows just how close Hurricane Michael was as it blew by.
This "near miss" ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 18, 2018
Tallahassee Real Estate Listings Have Changed For The Better
I don't know when you last took the time to look at the Tallahassee real estate listings that are on the market, but there have been some interesting ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 7, 2014
How To Calculate Property Tax When Moving To Tallahassee
One question we get from out of town homebuyers quite often relates to the calculation of property tax in Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida....
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 20, 2013
Short Sale Tax Benefit To Be Extended
It appears as if the The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation (eliminating the short sale tax) will be extended to January 1, ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 3, 2013
A Great Way To Ruin The Housing Market
If I were to try to ruin the housing market, I wouldn't need to do too much.The fastest and easiest method would be to immediately raise mortgage ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 4, 2012
You Can Help With The Real Estate Market Recovery
Today is the day that you can personally assist in the real estate market recovery.
And no, I don't mean that you have to buy a home today, you can ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 6, 2012
What Are We Going To Do When Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Finally Crash?
As our federal government continues to flail and waste time disputing who caused the housing market collapse, I just sit here wondering what we're ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 9, 2012
Mortgage Relief Plan Is Redistribution Of Wealth Plan
There was an article in yesterday's New York Times that explained the new mortgage relief plan, which is due to be signed today, is very close to ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 6, 2012
Why The Feds Should Make Me The Obama Housing Czar
In case you have not heard, the Obama Administration is looking for some help with solving the housing crisis. They have put out a formal request ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 15, 2011
Is The Government Jumping Into The Mortgage Market
We have been tracking the real estate market on a daily basis and reporting the rise and fall of the recovery due to the Federal Government getting ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 31, 2011
Florida Real Estate Law Changes July 1, 2010
Florida real estate law will see modifications effective July 1, 2010, as many of the 274 new laws passed during the 2010 legislative session take ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on June 30, 2010
Note To Congress: Back Off Of The Real Estate Market
Congress is considering new tax proposals that would place additional burdens on owners and investors in residential and commercial real estate. ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 17, 2010
HUD's Proposed Rule Could Kill Seller Financing (and your home's value!)
The Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act is about to have a huge negative impact on the value of your home, and I bet you have ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 18, 2010
Does The Florida Bankers Association Think You're Stupid?
A very hot potato is coming to town over the next several weeks, and you really need to pay attention. Who am I talking to? I'm talking to anybody ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 5, 2010
Busy City Commission Meeting Yields Mixed Results
Yesterday, I picked up my Mom and went to the Tallahassee City Commission meeting in order to see how our Commissioners were going to handle some hot ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 28, 2010
Corruption In Tallahassee
Often times, we see something wrong and there is nothing we can do about it. So many things are beyond our control that we learn to live with much of ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 25, 2010
Real Estate Blog Reader Sparks Change
Did you happen to catch this morning's Tallahassee Democrat article on the controversy that is finally brewing in downtown Tallahassee? You might ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 15, 2010