Combine near year-round sunshine with 1,100-plus miles of coastline and a relatively low cost of living, and it's easy to understand how Florida real estate can become hotter than sweltering summers. Property taxes in Florida are a mere fraction of what owners of real estate property in many other places pay, and income tax here is non-existent.
Real estate has been a major Florida industry ever since Henry Morrison Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway made the state accessible for exploration and a 1920s land boom followed. Several real estate property booms and busts have occurred since. Now, after a staggering recession-era decline, Florida real estate is on the rebound once again. That's where FLAliving.com comes in.
FLAliving.com plans to be a source for virtually all things Florida real estate. At FLAliving.com, buyers, renters and sellers can expect to find the latest news involving real estate property for sale and for rent. FLAliving.com intends to provide information about new projects and developments as well as existing real estate property – some designed by famed architects such as Addison Mizner, John Volk, Maurice Fatio and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Buyers can find first-time residences, waterfront “castles in the sand” and just about everything in between. There are homes located in gated and non-gated communities – some more convenient to jobs, schools and family and friends than others. Likewise, some property in Florida involves homeowner association fees and mandatory community country club memberships that can affect property values and the affordability of certain residences.
FLAliving.com realizes that the Internet is a first step in the buying process for many who want to reap the rewards of homeownership – rewards such as equity and appreciation, buying power, tax deductions and the freedom to paint the walls deep fuchsia if you so choose. We understand that some people prefer and, at times require, the flexibility associated with renting. FLAliving.com also recognizes that professional real estate agents can help save time and headaches in the whole process.
Experienced Florida Realtors can help clients understand that process. Agents work on their customers' behalf to negotiate real estate property prices and contract terms. They know how to price and prepare homes for sale, and they understand and handle all of the paperwork. Many Florida real estate agents also refer clients to multiple service providers such as mortgage lenders and title agents.
Real estate agents typically have access to a valuable tool known as the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Each day, the Florida MLS provides agents with some 1,000 or more new and updated real estate property listings. By getting to know what buyers and renters want, South Florida agents are able to hone in properties that fits the bill and weed out those that don't. Their mission: to find that ideal fit that can make the process – and the financial investment – incredibly worthwhile.
FLAliving.com can be a valuable resource that's part of real estate transactions like these. To those who allow us that privilege: Welcome home – and thanks for visiting.