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Go The Distance Caballero Pushes Long-Term Rentals

By Terry Shmida Key West real estate broker and property manager Jaime Caballero has a message for her colleagues: Please educate clients on the benefits of renting their properties for the long term, rather than as vacation rentals.Caballero, who was born and raised in the Sout...
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NARPM® PAC Raises Over $20,000 at Broker Owner

The NARPM Political Action Committee (NARPM® PAC) successfully raised over $20,000 during their first silent auction at the Broker Owner Retreat last April. The retreat was held in Las Vegas and garnered hundreds of attendees. The Silent Auction Committee solicited donati...
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KONK Life | Monroe County Affordable Workforce Housing Forum by Larry Blackburn

Jaime Caballero was on the affordable housing panel with city officials
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Key West Homestead Exemption 101: What Florida Landlords Need to Know Before Claiming This

Our topic today is the Homestead Exemption. You have probably seen a lot of buzz about this topic in the news lately, and so many people are confused about what they can and cannot do with a homestead. Anything I tell you now can be verified when you visit the Monroe County Prope...
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What License do you Need to Rent your Key West Home Legally?

Today, we’re talking about the licenses you need if you want to rent your property in Key West. What you need really depends on where your rental home is located. If your property is located within the city limits of Key West, you will need two different licenses. The first one...
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5 Signs You Chose the Wrong Key West Property Management Company

Today, we are sharing five signs that you might not have a great property management company. If you are dealing with any of these frustrating situations, you need to think about making a change. Not Getting Paid It’s not normal for landlords not to get paid in a consistent ma...
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Common Mistakes that Key West Landlords Make when Managing Their Investment Home

Today, we’re talking about common mistakes that self-managing rental property owners make. Not asking for first month’s rent, last month’s rent and a security deposit. Some owners think that all they need is a security deposit, but that’s not a good way to protect your...
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Long Term Rentals vs. Vacation Rentals – Which Makes the Most Sense for My Home?

I was recently reading the Citizen’s Voice section in the Key West Citizen, and I came across a comment from someone who thought renting a property out in the short term is a lot better than renting a long term property because when you rent short term to vacationers, the tenan...
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What Does Property Management Cost in Key West?

Today, our topic is how much you can expect to pay for professional property management services in the Key West area. The going rate for property management commissions is around 10 percent of your monthly rent. Remember that you get what you pay for, especially in this industry...
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Florida Landlord Education: State of the 2015 Key West Rental Market

Today we are taking a few moments to discuss the current rental market in Key West and what we expect to see for the rest of 2015. Right now, Key West is a strong landlord’s market. There is practically no inventory available for tenants to rent. The typical turnover time for a...
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