James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye Smith have listed their Malibu, California home for $100 million. The Thai-inspired 9 1/2 bed, 5 bathroom home at 31118 Broad Beach Road in Malibu sits on over 1 acre… Read More ›
Voters will decide whether to pass Florida’s Amendment 6, which would allow a homestead property tax discount to be transferred to the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran. The discount would be in effect until the spouse remarries, sells, or otherwise disposes of the property. If the spouse sells the property and does not remarry, the spouse’s new primary residence may receive a homestead tax discount not exceeding the dollar amount from the most recent ad valorem tax roll.
Floridians’ property taxes are protected from rising over 3 percent in any year from the “Save Our Home” homesteading exemption. When one moves from one home to another, they have two years “portability” where they can keep that property tax protection and potentially keep their property taxes lower than their new neighbors. Under the proposed Florida Amendment 5, it would extend that portability time frame to three years instead of two.
Americans with an investing horizon are better more on the stock market than real estate expecting better returns. The survey by Bankrate of over 1,000 Americans found that nearly 28% feel the stock market is the best investment vehicle at… Read More ›
The Palm Beach County Libertarian Party (LP Palm Beach), the third largest political party in Palm Beach County, weighs in on the proposed $1 per $1,000 property value increase in property taxes. The proposed increase is meant to go to… Read More ›
Documents from Indiana developer detail secret plan to drive down home prices in an effort to reduce the cost of using eminent domain
Shocking documents released by real estate developer John Neace detail a secret plan between his company, Neace Ventures, and the City of Charlestown to use eminent domain to bulldoze the homes of Pleasant Ridge residents who refuse to sell to… Read More ›
AirBnB Property Manager Files Constitutional Challenge To Pennsylvania’s Real Estate Licensing Regime
Sally Ladd has always had a knack for technology. So as she started to near retirement a few years ago, she saw an opportunity to make some extra money by starting her own business helping fellow Pocono Mountain property owners… Read More ›
To determine the most livable beachside communities, WalletHub compared 227 cities across 49 key metrics. The data set ranges from housing costs to share of for-sale waterfront homes to the quality of beach water. Top 20 Best Beach… Read More ›
New AAA study finds 17 percent more Floridians are making advanced preparations for hurricane season
TAMPA, Fla. – Last year’s active hurricane season, most notably Hurricane Matthew, is causing an increase in the number of Floridians making advanced preparations for hurricane season. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey™, three in four (77%) residents… Read More ›
Journalist and novelist, Joe Quirk, co-author of Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians, is easily the most interesting person at any cocktail party he attends. Seasteading, the… Read More ›