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  • Genre:HOUSE & HOME
  • SubGenre:Reference
  • Language:English
  • Pages:96
  • eBook ISBN:9781667872520

So You Want To Buy A House In Florida

The Definitive Guide To Buying, Owning An Selling A Vacation Rental Home

by Lionel Dore

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If you are looking to buy a vacation home in Florida, either for personal use or as an investment, this is invaluable information which will aid you in your search. It guides you all the way through from searching for appropriate properties to collecting the keys. It also discusses ownership, property management, renting, selling your home, together with taxation and depreciation.
So You Want To Buy A House In Florida is the complete guide to buying, owning and selling a vacation rental home in that state. It is written by a UK ex-pat who is a Realtor, a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and who, with his wife Christina (who is also a Realtor) bought their first property near Orlando in 2004. At that time, information on the buying process was very difficult to find and even now, if you want to get a complete picture, you have to search for appropriate key words on the internet. Not only is that a time consuming process, but you may not find exactly what you are looking for. You definitely won't come away with a complete understanding of the process involved in purchasing a vacation home in Florida, especially if you doing so from outside of the US. This book has all of the information you will need in order to start your search with confidence, have the knowledge to understand how a Realtor can help you, and guide you through the whole process of buying a property, through to picking up the keys to your new home. It doesn't stop there though. If you are financing your purchase, you will need a mortgage. We take you through that process too. If you are buying a vacation home, you will also want to know (before you buy) the costs involved in owning that property throughout your ownership. If you are renting it out, you will also want to know (before you buy), what it rents for now and the historic income and expenditure. We include a whole section on property management, so you understand what that very important aspect of vacation home ownership involves. You will be subject to US taxation on any profit you make from your home, so we discuss that too. At some point in the future, you may wish to sell your home. So that you get the full picture of home ownership from start to finish, we include a step by step guide to disposing of your property. When you have read this book, you will be a fully informed, buyer, owner, landlord and seller.
About the author
Lionel Dore is a Chartered Surveyor who has worked in the property profession for over 35 years. A UK ex-pat, he and Christina, his wife, are Realtors who have lived in Orlando, Florida, since 2013. Together, they are Dore Global Team and they specialize in helping people buy and sell vacation homes, either for personal use, or as investment property. They bought their first home in Davenport, Florida in 2004, when they lived in the UK. They have been on the exact journey you may now be contemplating. their experience as buyers, owners and sellers, together with their expertise in this niche area of real estate, will prove invaluable to you. This book has been written primarily for you if you are looking to buy or sell a vacation home in Florida but don't know where to start. If you have an idea of the process, you will learn much more and be able to go into your transaction with confidence. We cover all of the bases of buying, owning, managing and selling a vacation property.

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