In this episode, Zane Lefko joins us from The John Galt Insurance Agency. Zane is a well known Insurance agent from the South Florida area.

He comes on this episode with a ton of knowledge to share on homeowners insurance and the misconceptions people have about their policies.

Zane breaks down and helps us expose the most common myths most South Florida residents have about their homeowner insurance policies. He also gives great advice and tips on how to get the most out of your home insurance policies.

One common myth we expose on the show are for those living east of I-95 who believe they are limited to only one insurance carrier ( Citizens Trust). Is it true? Listen in to find out.  You definitely do not want to miss this one.

Here Are The Show Notes For This Podcast Episode:

1:25 – How Zane got started in Homeowners Insurance

2:20 – Are Personal Possessions / Property Covered in your Homeowners Insurance?

3:55 – Is Mold covered under your home insurance when discovered after purchasing your home?

5:34 – Is Flood damage covered under your home insurance policy?

7:54 – * Home Owner Tip * Call Your Claims Agent with questions about your policy or claims. They work for you.

8:45 – Is Citizens Trust the only home insurance provider that will cover homes east of I-95?

10:33 – Are vehicles covered under your home insurance if there is a home fire and your is in the garage ?

11:25 – How is the amount of your coverage for home damages and home dwelling determined in your policy?

12:20 – Why your replacement amount to rebuild your home may not match the market value amount of your home?

14:13 – Are items like your water heater or HVAC covered under your homeowners insurance?

15:29 – Will your insurance premiums go up after a claim?

16:15 – The reason for getting dropped by your home insurance company when you never filled a claim?

17:45 – What Zane Lefko likes to do for fun in South Florida?

 

Connect With Zane Through Social Media:

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zane-lefko-9395a467

Contact Information:

Direct: (954) 657-9298
Email: zane@john-galt.com

Thanks for Listening!

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In this episode Oltin Roschi is back to discuss how Foreign Nationals coming to South Florida on an L1 Visa can obtain a home loan. Oltin was on a previous podcast episode where he talked about the home loan process. There was a lot of great information on that episode. Especially if you were looking to purchase a home in South Florida and wanted to know more about the process.

If you are not familiar with the L-1 visa. It is a visa document used to enter the United States for the purpose of work in L-1 status. It is a non-immigrant visa, and is valid for a relatively short amount of time, from three months to five years with extensions. The maximum stay is seven years.

L-1 visas are available to employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad. The visa allows such foreign workers to relocate to the corporation’s US office after having worked abroad for the company for at least one continuous year within the previous three prior to admission in the US.

Oltin will discuss how foreign nationals under the L1 visa can obtain financing if they will be relocating to the U.S. Especially if they will be accompanied by their family. It is a great informative episode. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Pocast Episode Show Notes:

0:57  The L1 Visa Program Explained ( What Is the L1 Visa Program ).

2:37  What is the Process for getting the L1 Visa to enter and work in the U.S. ?

4:20  Establishing Credit Once In The U.S To Qualify For A Mortgage.

7:14  Becoming qualified for financing. Vetting your income for a mortgage in the U.S

13:10 Are there any Income Qualifications?

14:55 How long can you stay in U.S on the L1 Visa?

16:10 Are financing terms the same as someone who is a resident of the U.S?

17:54 Differences with an EB5 and obtaining financing.

20:35 Does it take longer to close loans for a foreign national?

23:46 Are the closing costs the same for foreign national loans?

25:05 Can foreign nationals refinance their home loan?

26:20 Are foreign nationals required to inform the U.S Government about their newly acquired home loan? Does special documentation need to be submitted once the loan is obtained?

29:47 Case scenario and tips about bringing money from another country into the U.S for a down payment on a home as a foreign national.

35:35 Remaining thoughts for foreign nationals on obtaining an L1 or EB visas in order to enter the U.S.

 

Resources:

Understanding L1 Visa Requirements –
https://www.uscis.gov/eir/visa-guide/l-1-intracompany-transferee/understanding-l-1-requirements

Understanding EB Visa Requirements –
https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-first-preference-eb-1

Oltin Roschi Contact Info-

US Mortgage of Florida

Cell: 954-803-0164
Fax:  888-396-1656

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oltinroshi

 

Jasper Ribbers Airbnb Expert and HostIn this episode, it was my pleasure to welcome Jasper Ribbers from the well known podcast Get Paid For Your Pad. Jasper is a well known Airbnb expert and Airbnb host. He has made a good living renting out his apartment in Amsterdam on the Airbnb platform. So much so, it has allowed him to travel the world and stay in many different Countries absorbing the culture for an extended period of time.

I thought it would be great to have him on the show and breakdown the Airbnb business model from a real estate investors point of view.

From purchasing the property to getting your first booking. Jasper takes us on a step by step walk-through on how real estate investors who purchase property in South Florida can use Airbnb as a business model to get a good return on investment.

If you have ever used Airbnb in your travels and wondered how you can setup your own Airbnb business with your investment property. Then you are in for a treat and I promise this episode will not disappoint!

Here Are The Show Notes For This Podcast Episode:

2:59 How Jasper got started with Airbnb.

4:27 The best property types that work well with Airbnb.

7:43 The average ROI you can expect with your Airbnb property based on location and bookings.

9:50 Should you stage your Airbnb property a certain way to appeal to guests?

11:35 Targeting your Airbnb listing to a niche audience.

13:24 Keeping your Airbnb property stocked with supplies, linens and other goodies that guests will appreciate.

14:35 How do you determine pricing or what you will charge per night for your Airbnb rental?

18:33 Jasper and I talk a little about sales and occupancy taxes and tourist taxes. If you live in the state of Florida visit and are planning on using your property for Airbnb. Then you can visit the link in the resources below that provides information on Florida sales and occupancy taxes as well as tourist taxes.

20:30 Making your Airbnb listing standout and getting more bookings for your Airbnb rental.

24:18 Jasper’s thoughts on using pay per click or social media to help get more bookings for your Airbnb rental?

27:30 Thoughts on managing your Airbnb rental. Especially if you are remote hosting (living in another State or Country).

32:02 Using reviews to vet guests that inquire about your Airbnb Rental. How to do it and what to look for.

36:51 Jasper’s thoughts on providing extra activities and services for your guests ( i.e Tours, concierge services, local attractions, cooking, maid service etc ).

38:29 Long term renting vs Airbnb. Pros and cons of each.

40:25 Tools for running your Airbnb Business

42:10 Jasper’s thoughts on what makes an Airbnb experience special for a guest.

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

Jasper’s Website ==> Get Paid For Your Pad

Jasper’s Podcast ==> Get Paid For Your Pad

Jasper’s Book ==> Get Paid For Your Pad

Everbooked

Beyond Pricing

Home Away

VRBO

Wimdu

9 Flats

Flipkey

Transient Rental / Tourism Taxes For Florida 

Palm Beach County Tourist Development Tax

Dade County Tourist Development Tax

Broward County Tourist Development Tax

 

Connect With Jasper Through Social Media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/getpaidforyourpad

Twitter: www.witter.com/GetPaidForUrPad

 

Thanks for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining me on this episode. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Many Thanks to Jasper for joining me on the show. I’ll see you guys soon!

 

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