Thursday, May 24, 2007

Florida for Boomers featured in Miami Real Estate Update

I'm proud to say that Florida for Boomers has just been featured in Mark Zilbert's Miami Real Estate Update newsletter. For those of you not familiar with Mark, he is one of the premier condo brokers in South Florida. He has been featured on the
Today Show, 20/20, The Wall Street Journal, and I interviewed him about his boomer clientele for Florida for Boomers.

Here's what Mark had to say in his newsletter:

Florida for Boomers: A Guide to Real Estate Author Ryan Erisman has created a great new guide to buying real estate in Florida. It's targeted at Baby Boomers, however, it's a well-written overall guide that will suit anyone. The book teaches you everything from finding a real estate agent to understanding how property taxes work. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Sorry, Charlie: No Florida property tax relief yet

Florida Governor Charlie Christ's first legislative session has ended without any sign of property tax relief in the immediate future. A special session has been called for June, but consensus here is that not much will come from it. The best most lawmakers think they can agree on in that session would be a roll-back of property tax rates and a cap on them rising. Better than nothing.

But any real reform will have to wait...perhaps for a while. The House and Senate cannot come to an agreement on what is the responsible solution to Florida's property tax problem. Lawmakers are citing a desire to cross the t's and dot the i's properly this time. Once they do agree, or at least come to a compromise, voters would have their say. If lawmakers can't come together on it this June, this may not happen until November 2008.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Florida for Boomers Just Released!

My new book, Florida for Boomers: A Guide to Real Estate has just been released on Click here to buy it!

In celebration of its release, I'll be posting free excerpts on this blog from the book in the coming days and weeks. If you prefer not to wait, you can read the excerpts all at once here.

Now go buy the book, and make your dreams of Florida come true!