Selling Your Home in Sarasota (Part 1)

December 17th, 2014

nullBefore selling your home in Sarasota Real Estate, you have to do some improvements to make your home appealing to buyers. Here are some tips to attract buyers to your home:

1. Inspecting your home thoroughly is very much needed. Check if there are damages that need to be fixed. Look at the faucets, sink, switches, and so on. Make sure that all of these are functioning well. You also have to make it clean so that buyers can already envision living in your home.
2. The first thing that buyers usually see is the yard. You always need to create a good first impression. Make your yard beautiful and attractive by planting some potted plants or flowers.

The Rise Of Micro Apartments

December 17th, 2014

It started in Asia where people are everywhere, places are always crowded and space is limited. Micro-Apartments has existed and was already popular in Tokyo and Hong Kong for awhile now and it seems like the trend has also reached the United States. Last January 22nd, New York City Mayor Bloomberg waved the zoning restrictions on new apartments to be larger than 400 square feet. This gave way to the building of 55 units the size of 250 square-feet. The rent for these micro units are also going to be affordable starting at $973 a month. San Francisco and Philadelphia are also now following suit with the rise of new teeny tiny apartments for an affordable price.

Micro Apartments are built in a way that all the space inside are used and needed. Like a regular home, it would include a dining area, living room area, kitchen and bed. Dividers are used and placed strategically to maximize the space.

Tax benefits of real estate investment

December 10th, 2014


There are many different types of investment real estate: rental houses, apartments, vacant land, commercial buildings, industrial, shopping centers or warehouses.

They all offer big tax incentives for investors who understand those benefits.

Many people believe that depreciation is the best real estate tax deduction of all. The IRS REQUIRES real estate investors to depreciate their investment properties.

Depreciation is a “paper loss” required for estimated wear, tear and obsolescence.
However, land value is not depreciable. This applies to 100% of the money invested in buying vacant land and that part of the property value apportioned to land on an improved property. (That is, land with a building on it).

Condominiums do not have a land element and 100% of the purchase price can be depreciated.

Residential income property is depreciated over 27.5 years on a straight-line basis.

Commercial property is depreciated over 39 years, also on a straight-line basis.


Oklahoma City Property Management

December 3rd, 2014

5.jpgThere are currently six companies (five national management companies and the State Fair Board Inc.) that are interested in managing Oklahoma City’s Myriad Convention Center, the planned MAPS indoor sports arena and the Civic Center Music Hall. All these companies have submitted their letters of interest to the city officials for their intention to act as property managers for the estates.

According to the memo from City Manager Don Bown, three of the five national companies have stated that they are willing to invest in the indoor sports arena if the structure of the contract were beneficial to them. The Civic Center and the Myriad are currently being managed by the Oklahoma City Public Events Department.


November 26th, 2014


家を売るという事はそんなに簡単な事ではありません。 売り主になるということは、費用も伴うものです。家を売る際に負担しなくてはならない費用を聞かれた時に、それに答える準備が誰も出来ていないのです。 多くの要因が明確な数字を出すまでに関係しています。 こちらに、数字を出す手助けのヒントがあります。
販売の価値を上げる前に、管理と修繕のコストがあります。 あなたの家の価値を上げるためにしなければならない、必然事項を、検討して下さい。 こちらの大体の出費額は際限のないようですが、以下の質問を参考にして下さい。

  • 本当に行わなければならない、構造上の変更があるのか。 どの修理が家の点検閲覧に入っていないのか、あなたとブローカーは、あなたの希望価格にどう対処するのか。 この種の計画には出費がかかり、完了するのに時間がかかるだろうが、その出費以上の販売価格を見込めるのか。
  • 購買予定者を喜ばせるような品質向上をするのに、どれくらいの予算費用を準備できるか。 キッチン、またはバスルームを改装することは向上に値するか。
  • どの外装変化があなた自身で、または最小の費用で実施可能なのか。 あなたの庭にわずかに手を加え美化する、花か木を植えることは、家の正面の見栄えを良くしたり、部屋を塗装する事はあなた自身で出来るはず。
  • 最後に、あなたの家の演出にかかること。 演出は、プロの会社に支払いあなたの家に手を加えてもらう(付属品、調度品、窓の調整など)。そして、出来るだけ良い印象を与える外観にする-すなわち、業者があなたの家の最高の姿を展示し、欠陥が目立たないようにする。

しかし、このタイプの品質向上のための出費は、数百ドルから数千ドル迄と、幅広いものです。 あなたの家が本当に必要としている物について実利的になり、出費は賢明に行ってください。

  • 取引費用。自分の家を売る際に、売り主として負担しなければならない費用とは何か。 殆どの取引費用は販売時に引かれる一方で、品質向上をする前に、売主の財布から支払うもの。
  • 不動産費用とコミッションは、販売額の5%-7%の間で、通常一つの処理が完了した時点で、取り扱われる。その他の割引、すなわち、より低い出費の可能性も。 この出費は、時には、買い付け代理店と販売代理店で分割され、この代理店が働く不動産仲買業務会社に小切手を振り出す。


The Tatum, Sarasota

November 19th, 2014


Laurel Park Ventures, Inc presents The Tatum, a hurricane-resistant green bungalow in historic Gillespie Park in downtown Sarasota, Florida. The details of this 1871 sf bungalow pay tribute to the area’s heritage. Finishes are luxurious and the classic accents do not give away the energy efficiency and healthy modern home that is The Tatum. Urban yet traditional, the two-storey residence is close to the main street and commercial establishments. The energy star rated appliances balances the old feel with contemporary technology. Well thought out and attractive, every inch of the house speaks of LPVI’s commitment to green building.

For contact info, visit LPVI

The Royal City

November 12th, 2014

1.jpgAs a part of the Bulgaria City property, the Royal City is a closed type modern complex that provides controlled access which creates a sense of security and comfort to its inhabitants. The Royal City provides all the amenities that would convince any person to consider calling this place his home.

The Royal City is comparable if not better than other communities in terms of living conditions and facilities that are available for every owner. Some of the entertainment and services that you can enjoy from living in the Royal City includes:

  • 2 CDA Gardens
  • Playground
  • Rest Place
  • Health Center with Spa
  • Beauty Center
  • Café and
  • Restaurant

Connected. Viable. Liveable.

November 5th, 2014


Every three years, leading experts and researchers on sustainable building gather for the Sustainable Building Conference in Melbourne to look for connected, viable and livable built environments and communities. How will this affect the average homeowner? Not directly now, but the innovations and studies to be presented over five days in September will influence policy globally. Or so we hope. The international panel of speakers gives a more global outlook to the conference. SB08 strives to be carbon neutral, with ‘zero net greenhouse emissions’ as its goal throughout the entire conference. That’s a good start if they also take into account the amazing pre-conference tours.

Philadelphia Hospital Boom

October 29th, 2014

6.jpgThere is currently a hospital boom that is being felt in the rural areas of Philadelphia where a total of $518 million were invested in three projects during the last six months with more additional projects to be launched soon. Philadelphia and surrounding counties have been the beneficiary of $4 billion worth of projects including the addition of one million square feet of hospital space in western Pennsylvania by the year 2009.

Out of the 148 Minnesota hospitals built since 2002, 56 are planning to either expand or construct new buildings with an estimated total cost of $1.57 billion. Signs of remarkable hospital construction surge can be observed everywhere with the expansion and replacement of the post World War II U.S. hospitals having the most significance.

Austin’s choice

October 22nd, 2014


Austin, Texas-based Rick Black Architects is a partnership between husband and wife Rick and Cindy Black. A 2520-square-foot artist’s residence-cum-studio situate in Long Branch Valley was completed this year. Also upcoming is the Volkshaus, four upcoming single family houses with shared carports, also in Austin. Each residence is envisioned to achieve a five star Green Building Rating. Aside from houses, Rick Black Architects also works on buildings and commercial establishments, drawing on Rick Black’s experience with Frank O. Gehry and Associates. The residence they designed for a graphic designer and a choreographer was featured in the March 2008 edition of dwell magazine.