Investment tips

Investment tips

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November 2018 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Social Media ImageIt’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.

This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their home.

The truth is, homes are bought and sold year round. And while the market is typically quieter during the fall and winter, savvy buyers and sellers know how to use this slow down to their advantage. In fact, depending on your circumstances, now may be the ideal time for you to purchase or list a home.

If you’re in the market

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September 2018 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Digital Marketing - Social Media

No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if disaster strikes.

A homeowners insurance policy covers your home—as well as the belongings in it—in case of theft, accidental damage, or certain natural disasters. In fact, most financial institutions require that you purchase homeowners insurance before they issue a mortgage. While coverage varies, most policies also help to protect you from liability should someone outside your household become injured on your property. And

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August 2018 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Digital Marketing Campaign - Social Media

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand for multi-family units, including apartments and condominiums.2

At the same time, the short-term, or vacation, rental market is also booming. The popularity of online marketplaces like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO has helped the short-term rental market become one of the fastest-growing segments in the travel industry.3

Now, more than ever, there is an abundance of opportunity for real estate investors.

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Tips for Buying a Second or Winter Home in Boca Raton for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 073018

Top Reasons Why Buying a Second Home May Be Just What You’re Needing

The city of Boca Raton is a place many have called home for decades. Both ‘snowbirds’ and full-time residents have found this to be the ideal location for investing in property. However, our focus will be on buying a secondary or winter piece of property and what you should be aware of when it comes to your reasoning. While many of our residents find this awesome Palm Beach County town to be the optimal area, others may need to have some guidance. Read on to find out more.

Consider Your Long-Term Goals First

It’s almost commonplace for tourists and visitors who have vacationed in Boca Raton, to want to live here. With a flourishing economy, plenty of entertainment, shopping

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Home improvement tips and tricks for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 070918

Home improvement tips and tricks to help sell your home

If you find yourself pondering ideas found in places like Better Homes and Garden or some other home improvement magazine, then this article might inspire you. Even those living in a luxury property will find these useful tips that can turn a room from ‘ho-hum’ by giving the WOW factor! These features may also capture a buyer for your house or condominium who’s looking for unique interior decor. Read on to learn more.

Curb Appeal Tip –

Use art to impress your next buyer. Since first impressions are lasting, take into consideration how new homeowners view your property? A house or condo that is lacking in aesthetics will set the pace for the rest of the estate. Using your space to create

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March 2018 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Digital Marketing - Social Media Image

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.

If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.

The requirements to secure a mortgage may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. But we’ve outlined three simple steps to get you started on your path to homeownership.

Even if you’re a current homeowner, it’s a good idea to prepare in advance so you don’t encounter any surprises along the way. Lending requirements have become more rigorous in recent years, and changes to your credit history, debt levels, job type

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Property value Boca Raton for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 101817

Some of the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood.

But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values.

  • The neighbors:

      Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to crazy neighbors can potentially be undervalued.
  • Trendy groceries and coffee:

      Recent statistics suggest that if your home is a short walk from popular grocery stores like Whole Foods or coffee chains like Starbucks, it can actually appreciate faster than the national average.
  • Mature trees:

      A big
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October 2017 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Digital Marketing Campaign - Social Media Image 

INTRODUCTION

Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, we’ll examine the tried-and-true tactics that can be used to increase your income, pay off debt … even fund your retirement!

WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?

One of the basic principles of real estate investment lies in this fact: everyone needs a place to live. And according to the Bureau of Labor

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June 2017 - Jean-Luc Andriot  - Digital Marketing Campaign - Social Media Image

If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much they can afford that they don’t realize their total buying power — that is, the total amount of purchasing potential they actually have.

Buying Power Defined

Your buying power is comprised of the total amount of money you have available each month for a mortgage payment. This means the money you have each month after fixed bills and expenses. Any money you’ve saved for a down payment, the proceeds from the sale of your current home, if applicable, and the amount of money you’re qualified to borrow all impact your buying power as well. When you take all of this into

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 Jean-Luc Andriot tips on building your household wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 or older say the same. There is no secret to becoming rich: it takes time, sacrifice and good financial sense. Here are a few ways to build your household’s wealth.

Let Compound Interest Work for You

Compound interest is your interest earning interest. While the concept may work against you when you take out a loan to buy a car or use your credit card, it works in your favor when you’re saving money. For example, if your savings is growing at a rate of

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