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Recommendations

We often receive calls from people who are not necessarily looking to buy, sell or rent property right away, but they may need help with issues at their home or business and they look to us to recommend professional assistance. I’m going to start a series of blogs where I will highlight those companies who have stepped up to help our customers in need.

First up is Meares Plumbing; providing 24 hour service with no overtime charges! All of their Technicians are drug tested, background checked and professionally trained which means, when a Meares Technician arrives at your home or business, you can be confident you will be receiving top quality service. Check out their website at www.mearesplumbing.com for information; you can even chat live with a Technician or schedule an appointment right from your computer. If you need them NOW – call 877 863 8815, and don’t forget to tell them Shirley Pheasant sent you. Meares Plumbing is the plumbing company I trust for my own home, and I have no hesitation in recommending them to you.

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Trusted Partners

I really believe in the process of referrals, so part of the service I provide is to be sure to refer my clients and associates to other qualified business people in the community.

This is a list of areas in which I know very credible, ethical and outstanding professionals. If you are looking for a professional in a specific area I have listed, please feel free to contact me. I will be glad to put you in touch with the people I know who provide these services.

Shirley Pheasant, Broker/Owner, Century 21 Professional Realty.  727 858 0625 (Direct Line)

  1. Business Coach
  2. Website Design & SEO
  3. Office Equipment, sales, service, leasing
  4. Computer Support, solutions
  5. Signs, Banners
  6. Employment Services
  7. Credit Card Processing & Payment Solutions
  8. Workers Comp, and Payroll services
  9. Group Health Insurance
  10. AFLAC – Supplemental Insurance
  11. Printer Ink Cartridges/Toner
  12. Moving Company
  13. Real Estate Appraiser
  14. Roofing Company
  15. Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning
  16. Flooring, Carpet, Tile, Wood
  17. Property Maintenance – Lawns etc.
  18. Civil Litigation
  19. Sinkhole Repair Company
  20. Printing and Document Services
  21. Plumbing Contractor
  22. Chiropractor
  23. Air Conditioning and Heating Systems
  24. General Contractor
  25. Mortgage Services
  26. Home Inspections
  27. Banking Services
  28. Custom Interiors and Lighting Gallery
  29. Property & Casualty Insurance
  30. Estate Planning Attorney
  31. Greeting Cards
  32. Automotive Repair, Sales and Service
  33. Massage Therapist
  34. Accounting Services
  35. Catering Service
  36. Scuba Facility/Sales/Training
  37. Financial Advisor/Consultant
  38. Water and Sewer Damage Restoration Experts
  39. Family Law/Divorce Attorney
  40. Youth & Sports Formula
  41. Travel Agent
  42. Video Email
  43. Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  44. Fitness/Gym Facility
  45. Termite and Pest Control
  46. Pre-Planning for Funeral Expenses
  47. Collision Repair, Towing
  48. Electrical Contractor
  49. Title Company, Closings, Title Insurance
  50. Embroidery, Promotional Products
  51. Personal Injury Attorney
  52. Environmental Engineers
  53. Hair Stylist
  54. Juice Plus
  55. Individual Health Insurance
  56. Automotive Sales
  57. Gift Baskets
  58. Kitchen/Bathroom Cabinets/Closets
  59. Security Systems
  60. Pools and Hot Tub Services
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How to Benefit from a Home Inspection

Home InspectionBuyers are often tempted to cut corners on things like home inspections to save money for fun items like furniture or a big-screen television.  Don’t!  A home inspection is one of the best investments you can make when purchasing a new home or other real estate.

Learn how to use a home inspection to your advantage with these pointers.

Plan and Prepare

Think of a home inspection as a fact-finding mission. Having a complete home inspection performed is one step toward finding out everything there is to know about the property.

home_inspection_houseGo beyond the basics by having water, soil, electrical, HVAC, pest and other systems thoroughly tested in addition to the regular home inspection. Hidden home defects often become apparent, including poorly performed repairs, forgotten faults, structural damage or other potential pitfalls, that could transform your dream home into a nightmare.

Avoid higher insurance premiums or more stringent mortgage terms by understanding the full history of the property.

Save Money

Almost every property has a few defects – even new homes – and buyers are often surprised how seemingly insignificant items can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the price of a home. Having an independent inspection performed often saves more money than it costs, since the sellers are forced to fix the problem or negotiate the price based upon the new information. Remember, once a defect is known the sellers are legally bound to disclose it to all prospective buyers.

Negotiate

Motivated sellers may not have the time or interest to fix all the problems on a property.

Inspection PhotoIf you have more time than money, a home inspection provides a strong rationale to lower the purchase price or work out other alternatives while the home is being repaired or renovated.

For referral to a qualified home inspector, please call Shirley Pheasant at 727 858 0625, or email her at shirley.pheasant@century21.com for details.

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Slow Economy Brings Good-Value Investment Properties

Abandoned Commercial BldgThe fact that the real estate bust has just now begun to infiltrate the commercial real estate sector has made finding affordable investment properties easier than ever before. Record numbers of foreclosures and limited buyer activity have effectively created market conditions dominated by falling prices and reduced competition. These conditions have translated into substantial opportunities for commercial investors.

We have likely seen the housing market hit rock bottom at this point and can expect a recovery in the near future. The commercial sector has proven more resilient through the early market slowdown. Companies are trying to adapt to a more competitive market by streamlining their operations, while other companies are failing because they are unable to change in light of the rapidly changing marketplace.Virginia Beach

Commercial investors are beginning to cause a minor surge in real estate activity by taking advantage of these market conditions. Finding affordable properties takes very little effort on the part of the investor. Properties can be found through word of mouth, on the Internet, in newspapers or through real estate agents. Although commercial properties go into foreclosure less frequently than residential properties, good value can be found by taking advantage of companies streamlining their operations as well looking for companies entering into the early stages of bankruptcy or foreclosure procedures.

DollarsPicking up pre-foreclosure and foreclosed upon properties can bring valuable long-term rental income, and once the real estate climate improves, these properties can bring substantial financial gains when they are resold.

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Attractive Florida Land Investment Opportunities

Sunrise PalmsBy: Melissa Chappell

The thought alone of moving to Florida for retirement amongst such a large percentage of the American population, provides an instant perception of an ideal destination for living. The dream destination for millions can become a reality for the savvy investor, keen on benefitting from the best deals available in the market.

Investing in land in one of the most sought after location on the planet enables a fantastic opportunity for lifestyle, buy-to-let, or simply making fantastic returns from the lowest outlay of costs. The massive growth in foreign real estate investments over the past decade has been greatly attributed to the security real estate offers over otherFlamingos investment opportunities.

In sought after areas land will always offer a great investment opportunity, as the availability of land diminishes, the demand grows. Increasing prices remove many potential buyers from entering the market, forced to access other less desirable markets.

The current situation of the real estate market in Florida for investors has created unique opportunities that are not expected to be seen again. Demand for the location will always be high as a sought after area, driving up prices. The availability of land will continuously drop, creating immediate opportunities not to be missed. The devaluation of the US dollar currency makes prices accessible to a greater number of foreign buyers.

Disney IlluminationsA desire to live in Florida is easily understandable from the impressive range of attractions the destination features, pulling millions of visitors to the sunshine state on an annual basis. Genuinely offering something for everyone, Florida features a stylish, cosmopolitan city centre, blending perfectly with the relaxed seaside atmosphere.

Singles, couples, families, the young and the not so young are all driven to Florida for its innovative blend of atmospheres, keeping everyone relaxed and entertained. From the world’s best theme parks, to a golfer’s Paradise, every part of the state is within 30 minutes of pristine beaches.Keywest Sunset

Considered a key area for lifestyle, holidays, climate and investment, it makes sense to consider land investing Florida an ideal source to increase assets for all investor portfolios.

Author Resource:->  Property Investing Overseas provides extensive experience dealing with and on behalf of investors throughout the world, offering unbiased information on portfolios and international markets. Our experience within the global property sector enables us a prime position for identifying professional agents and developers, ensuring our clients receive full knowledge prior to entering any property investment purchase with our collaborators. Visit our partner site at Property Investing USA.

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IRS Makes Pitch for Taking Advantage of Tax Credit

If you purchased your first home this year, you may be able to benefit from the First Time Home Buyer Credit. Get all the details about this valuable new credit and how it can put more cash in your pocket.

Recovery: First-Time Homebuyer Credit – September 2009

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