The market for new and used yacht sales has rebounded well from the recent worldwide depression and is as strong and competitive now than it’s been for a long time. Strong, reliable yacht dealers, manufacturers, and brokerage firms were able to weather the business downturn and are now prospering as customers are coming back in record numbers to make investments in luxury goods again.
Nowhere in the country is yacht ownership more vibrant and a thrill to be a part of than Florida. With the entire state as a peninsula, and with countless inland lakes and waterways with convenient access, the most remote parts of the state are but a short drive to get to accessible boating areas. This fact, along with the temperate climate that allows for boating any day of the entire year, is a big reason why Florida boat registration numbers are always among the highest in the nation. Continue reading
A home equity loan is money borrowed by a homeowner and paid back with interest over a period of time. The amount of time to repay the loan is usually much shorter than the mortgage loan that was obtained to purchase the home. This will depend on the amount borrowed. Mortgages are usually paid over 30 years. Average home equity loans are paid over 15 years or less. Continue reading
The insurance claim process can be arduous. Even homeowners who have great coverage don’t always know what to expect when they need to file a claim. They pay a huge monthly premium to have their house insured in the case of a flood, fire, or any other disaster. They should be treated accordingly during a claim. Continue reading
For an outgoing person with good organizational skills and the self-discipline to work for oneself, a career in real estate can be both satisfying and profitable. Entry into the field is usually by working for an established business, either as a sales trainee or office assistant in a brokerage or possibly in the mortgage department of a financial services provider. Becoming a real estate agent requires formal education and an examination leading to a state license, and being licensed as a broker and running an independent business takes even more education and another license. Continue reading