Shani Marbais blog

Fact: you don't need a magic potion to create wealth and happiness for yourself. Research shows that Central Florida homeowners not only build wealth simply by owning the home they live in, but they also feel higher levels of joy as a Central Florida homeowner.  The median net worth of a homeowner is 46 times HIGHER than renters! Investing in Florida homeownership creates an opportunity to build equity and increase wealth over time. With Florida rent prices increasing 3-4% each year, investing in homeowners... read more
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Summer Survival?? Household Chores. Summer is officially in full swing here in Central Florida, which is both exciting and overwhelming for some of us! The lack of routine that often accompanies Summer can make us feel higher levels of stress and anxiousness if we aren't intentional with how we are spending our time. Today I'm kicking things off with every kid's favorite topic: CHORES Chores are so important because they teach kids life skills they need to thrive in life. The last thing you want is an 18 year ol... read more
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You've spent the last 6 months swiping through Central Florida house after Central Florida house on realtor.com and you're ready to finally take the plunge and buy your new home. But now you're hesitating because you've heard interest rates are on the rise for home buyers in Florida and beyond. There are two main things every home buyer needs to understand about interest rates in Florida. 1) They're always changing. 2) You're not stuck with one rate forever. Let's break down number 1. Interest rates are always ... read more
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There's something about getting off the plane, or out of your car, and finally rolling your luggage into your vacation rental that makes you take a deep sigh of relief, throw everything down, and pour a glass of wine & go lay on the couch (just me?).   I'm convinced this is so much more than being excited about your trip. This is so much more than being sick of traveling.   I think the reason we can immediately unwind and go into "vacay mode" is because our vacation home is set up to help us do just t... read more
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