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Real Estate, or physical property, is an extremely popular form of wealth building that has a elaborate area of the tax code managing it. Real Estate is the only area where “normal” people interact with things like depreciation and dealing with long term interest payments. From your family home through hotel chains, real estate governs a big swath of areas, with unique tax code rules governing it.

The Florida population is rapidly growing, resulting in ongoing construction at all times. With 1,000 people moving to Florida every day, it is impossible to address the needs of the South Florida Entrepreneur without addressing the local real estate market and how people will adjust to finding a home in their new state.

In 2021, we have been focusing a lot on these issues, and had a fantastic interview with South Florida Real Estate Saleswoman Sharon Brandt, and discussing with recent migrants to the greater Miami area coming from Canada, New York, California, and New Jersey.

With aggressively low mortgage rates, we are seeing home prices growing at a rapid clip. While Florida has bad memories of the real estate bubble, there is hope that this time is different, because the prices are going up by increased demand from people relocating instead of simply refinancing and taking cash out with minimal documentation.

When your housing influences everything from where your children get their education to your social circle and business opportunities, real estate is a critical component of the full personal finance picture for small business owners.

Investment Analysis Explained

By |2023-03-22T12:53:58-04:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , |

Today I will discuss a little about investment analysis and why it is best for real estate professionals. So, what is it? It's a process that helps evaluate investments, industry trends, and economic cycles; an essential tool for all real estate professionals. It helps them make informed decisions about real estate investments.

Qualifying for a Loan as an Entrepreneur

By |2022-10-03T17:17:39-04:00July 6th, 2022|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , |

Hi, welcome to #FinanceFriday. My name is Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA, and on today's episode, we have the lovely Cheryl Euart with Community Lending Powered by Lower, LLC. NMLS ID #1668094 joining us to discuss how you, as an entrepreneur, can qualify for a home loan without a w-2. This week was a bit different because I am on my way to New Jersey to visit my family. One of the perks of working remotely and in a cloud-based business is that I have an excellent work-life balance.

Florida’s Real Estate Market

By |2021-12-03T16:32:45-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. For today's #FinanceFriday, I have a fabulous realtor, Alexa Rosario, who will tell us a bit about what to expect from the Florida real estate market when moving. Alexa has been selling real estate since 2013. so she has seen over the last, almost ten years of what has changed in the market.

Buying Florida Real Estate VS New York

By |2021-10-29T15:39:06-04:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , |

Join us as we discuss buying real estate in Florida versus buying real estate in New York or California on #FinanceFriday ft Odelia Goldberg, Esq. According to Odelia, Florida is the best place to live and die. On this Finance Friday featuring Odelia Goldberg, Esq. We will discuss buying real estate in Florida and the processes involved. 

Stimulus Money & Spending Habits

By |2021-04-15T10:22:07-04:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , , , |

Stimulus money, stimulus checks, economic relief payments, no matter what you call it, you know that the world has been waiting for this money. Now, Coronavirus and its effect have been nothing short of devastating; however, I believe the only silver lining might be the stimulus checks. So far Americans, who are eligible, should have received three stimulus checks totaling $3200.00. With all this "unearned" money hitting our bank accounts, it begs the question, "What are people spending their Stimulus Checks on?" Well, I did some digging across Twitter and Tiktok and found some savvy spenders, some not-so-smart spenders, and some that made me laugh out loud. Let's take a look at this social media round-up. 

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