Bucket List for Nature Lovers

An article of interest for our Snowbirders or full time residents looking for a relaxing way to spend the day! Enjoy!

Here is a list of gardens in and around southwest Florida that are truly beautiful and awe inspiring:

See list at Bradenton.Patch.com:  http://bradenton.patch.com/blog_posts/bucket-list-for-nature-lovers

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Rising rents could signal housing market strength

LOS ANGELES — Home prices are tumbling to fresh lows, but new data show the rental market is on an upswing, an early indicator that housing may be headed into recovery.

Rents are increasing because the foreclosure crisis has created a steady supply of renters in recent years, analysts said, and those people – with their tarnished credit records preventing them from quickly becoming homeowners again – need places to live.

 

 

 

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/03/15/3940520/rising-rents-could-signal-housing.html#storylink=cpy

Timing the Market for Purchasing Rental or Investment Property

At the end of February billionaire Warren Buffett, commonly referred to and lauded as one of the most respected, successful investors in the world, told CNBC that if he were a young investor in the current market, with a choice of investing in the stock market or buying his first home, he would select buying a home as the wisest choice.

Buffett went on to say that as a first time investor, if he had the opportunity, he’d buy as many single family homes at distressed pricing as he could, and then finance them with a 30 year mortgage (to take advantage of current low interest rates), and find someone to rent them.

Buffett closed this part of the interview by stating that, in his opinion, that this type of real estate investing, leveraging a cheap asset with a 30-year lowrate mortgage, is the best financial investment strategy that an individual could make right now — period.

Read this article in its entirety at: http://bradenton.patch.com/articles/timing-the-market-for-purchasing-rental-or-investment-property#youtube_video-9306026