The 8 Biggest Opportunities from the Coronavirus Outbreak & How to Restore the US Economy

Not to be insensitive to the current plight of the world, but while everyone is paralyzed by fear & uncertainty, or using this time to stay glued to television screens for latest crisis updates or for watching Netflix, there will be about 1-2% of you out there who will see that once-in-a-decade event as an opportunity.

Definitely NOT advocating people to take advantage of someone else’s pain & suffering, but rather people be open-minded & receptive to ideas or other points-of-view.

Those of you who are willing to hustle, take risks, put money to work, make investments or provide a service, this will be your chance create wealth & work towards the ultimate goals of attaining Financing Freedom & Financial Independence.

During the Great Recession & financial crisis, I personally closed 344 real estate deals from 2008-2010; most of which were dilapidated houses sold to investors who rehabilitated homes & rebuilt neighborhoods. During & after the real estate collapse, I also purchased 15 real estate investment properties & have rehabilitated 13 of those providing housing to 22 residents/families.

8 Opportunities Knocking on your Door:

1. Fed reduced interest rates to the lowest levels ever. If there was a time to get a mortgage or refinance, it is now.

2. US Stock Markets indexes are down 28% this month. Although I am not an authority or expert on equity markets nor making any recommendations, opportunities may exist particularly in the sectors that have been the most devastated; i.e. airlines, cruise lines, hospitality, casinos, dine-in restaurants & energy; as well as oversold perennial blue chip companies.

3. Real estate — Vacation rental industry will be strained by cancellations, vacancies & will likely experience a spike in listing inventory. Also, loan defaults will be on the rise.

4. Shut-downs & self-quarantining will sadly hurt small businesses the most & will likely see a number of businesses being listed for sale in upcoming months.

5. Demand for loans will rise, particularly small business loans, to offset cash shortages & balance sheet deficiencies.

6. Following industries & will emerge as the “beneficiaries” (for lack of a better word) health care, professional cleaning services, cleaning products, food delivery, shipping, streaming movies, video conferencing, processed food/snacks, super markets & pharmaceutical companies (most specifically vaccine-oriented.)

7. Federal government will be implementing a massive fiscal stimulus program to assist all Americans, most likely in the form of cash payments.

8. Worst hit industries, mostly likely the airlines, will be seeking a federal government bailout. Travel fares & vacation packages will be the lowest levels since 9/11 crisis.

People & businesses will be needing assistance & those who are positioned to provide help, solve problems & service a need will greatly aid in the recovery efforts.

The overall point is to be willing to view a situation from various different perspectives.

Sincerely hope everyone stays save during this temporary health crisis & we’re able to unite as a country to overcome the epidemic.

Wishing everyone well.

Orlando Regional Realtor® Association reports Home Values up 7.9% for month of January 2020

Orlando Regional Realtor Association® reports Central Florida median home value up 7.9% year-over-year in its February 2020 Market Report. Median value now at $245,000 with ADOM holding at only 60 days. Inventory is down 14.7% year-over-year with only 3.1 months supply. Experts consider 6 months supply as a balanced market. Year-over-year sales increased by 16% & pending sales up by 8% year-over-year. Distressed properties are only comprising less than 4.8% of all sales. Data is indicative of a very strong seller’s market with housing supply shortage and robust demand for housing. The full report is available here: ORRA Market Pulse Report February 2020

1400 Lake Shadow Cir Unit 202, Maitland FL 32751 — Listed For Rent

Lake-front condo with full view of Lake Shadow located at the highly sought after Visconti community in Maitland. 2nd Floor condo has just undergone cosmetic renovations including all new carpet flooring with upgraded padding & interior paint. Property includes washer/dryer with laundry closet. Kitchen appliances include refrigerator, oven/range, dishwasher & food disposal. Ceiling fans in living room & master bedroom with window treatments included. Condo is a corner unit with screened balcony & lake-front views. Visconti West is one of the most affordable & popular communities in Maitland conveniently located off of I-4/414 exit & across the RDV Sportsplex facilities. Visconti West is a gated community with a number of amenities including clubhouse, resort-style pool, lake-front gazebo, fitness center, playground & on-site community management office. Refundable Security Deposit of $1250. HOA has tenant approval process with mandatory $100 application fee. Visconti has pet restrictions & due to past issues, owner will not permit pet dogs. No pet deposit is required, however there’s a Pet Rent of $25/month in addition to the standard monthly rental amount. HOA does charge nominal fees for gate bar code, amenity card & mailbox key, if applicable.

  • One Bedroom/One Bathroom
  • 707 Sqft.
  • Built 2000
  • 2nd Floor Condominium
  • Screened Balcony with Lake-front Views to Lake Shadow
  • Included Refrigerator, Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, and Washer/Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans in Bedroom & Living room
  • Blinds/Window Treatments in all rooms
  • Central A/C
  • Corner Unit
  • Renovated in 2019 with New Carpet Flooring, Upgraded Prime Padding, & Interior Paint throughout
  • Water/Sewer/Valet Trash Removal are included
  • Condo community amenities include Playground, Clubhouse, Community Pool, & Fitness Center
  • Community is Gated
  • $1059 per Month
  • $1250 Refundable Security Deposit
  • $100 Application Fee payable to HOA for HOA-approval & background check
  • HOA charges nominal fees for gate bar code, amenity key & mailbox key, if applicable.
  • Broker’s Protected: $400 Lease Agent fee payable, agent MUST show interior to review fee. It will be paid once the lease has been signed.
  • MLS ID: O5836668
  • Listing Courtesy of Jason Crane Real Estate, LLC.

Orlando Regional Realtor® Association reports Home Values up 4.1% for month of December 2019

Orlando Regional Realtor Association® reports Central Florida median home value up 4.1% year-over-year in its January 2020 Market Report. Median value now at $242,000 with ADOM holding at only 54 days. Inventory is down 10.8% year-over-year with only 2.3 months supply. Experts consider 6 months supply as a balanced market. Distressed properties are only comprising less than 4% of all sales. Data is indicative of a very strong seller’s market with housing supply shortage and robust demand for housing. The full report is available here: ORRA Market Pulse Report January 2020

Orlando Regional Realtor® Association reports Home Values up 3% for month of November 2019

Orlando Regional Realtor Association® reports Central Florida median home value up 3% year-over-year in its December 2019 Market Report. Median value now at $240,000 with ADOM holding at only 54 days. Inventory is down 10.3% year-over-year with only 2.8 months supply. Experts consider 6 months supply as a balanced market. Distressed properties are only comprising less than 4% of all sales. Data is indicative of a very strong seller’s market with housing supply shortage and robust demand for housing. The full report is available here: December 2019 Market Pulse Report

2032 Crosshair Circle, Orlando, FL 32837 — Listed For Sale

Amazing opportunity for this spacious Deerfield home near Hunter’s Creek! Home features soaring vaulted ceilings, upstairs loft, master suite on the first floor, formal living & dining, rear patio, fenced yard, 2 car garage & more! Neighborhood is ideally located within 20 minutes of Sea World & Aquatica, Gatorland, The Loop, Hunter’s Creek Golf Club, OIA & so much more! Sold as-is, where-is. No Seller’s disclosures. Seller is making no warranties or representations of property condition. Room dimensions are approximate & should be independently verified. Proof of funds/pre-approval letter required with all offers. Buying party is responsible for verifying whether or not property condition will qualify for buyer’s specific loan program. HOA dues are subject to change & special assessments & must be verified by buyer. MLS information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Parties are advised to verify. The seller requires a 10 DOM holding period prior to entertaining any offers. Seller will not entertain sight-unseen offers. Please factor repair estimates into the offer.* Employees or directors of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries are strictly prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing any property owned or serviced by or on behalf of JPMorgan Chase & Co. or its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

  • Single-Family Home
  • Two Stories
  • 1864 Sqft.
  • Built 1990
  • 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms
  • 0.12 Acres Lot
  • Features Vaulted Ceilings, Master Suite on 1st Floor, Upstairs Loft, Garden Bath, 2 Car Garage, Covered Patio & Fenced Yard
  • Mandatory HOA with a required assessment of $315 per year. Subject to change in 2020.
  • Broker’s Protected 3% Commission minus $150 (Seller does not pay commissions on concessions or seller paid buyer’s closing costs)
  • Buyer’s Agent is charged a mandatory $150 Technology Platform Fee deducted from Commission
  • Just Listed for only $244,200
  • MLS ID: o5830049
  • Bank-owned/REO Status & Subject to Special Bank Addendum
  • Listing Courtesy of Jason Crane Real Estate, LLC
  • Video walk-through/Virtual Tour available
  • More information, about 30 photos & property details are available on JasonCraneOnline.com

Orlando Regional Realtor® Association reports Home Values up 5.7% for month of October 2019

Orlando Regional Realtor Association® reports Central Florida median home value up 5.7% year-over-year in its November 2019 Market Report. Median value now at $242,000 with ADOM of only 54 days. Inventory is down 5.3% year-over-year with only 2.7 months supply. Experts consider 6 months supply as a balanced market. Distressed properties are only comprising less than 4% of all sales. Data is indicative of a very strong seller’s market with a robust demand for housing. The full report is available here: November 2019 Market Pulse Report

Orlando Regional Realtor® Association reports Home Values up 5% for month of September 2019

Orlando Regional Realtor® Association reports Central Florida median home value up 5% year-over-year in its monthly Market Report. Median value now at $245,000 with sales up 7% year-over-year & ADOM of only 51 days. Inventory hovering near lows of only 2.62 months supply. Data is collected from MLS sales across greater Orlando including Lake, Osceola, Orange & Seminole counties. Full report is available here: October 2019 Market Pulse Report

4422 Beagle St, Orlando, FL 32818 — Listed For Sale

Amazing opportunity for this one story suburban Country Run home! Features 2 car garage, vaulted ceilings, inside utility, split floor plan, in-ground pool, screened enclosure & so much more! Open layout with dining & living rooms, spacious master suite, garden bath, & double sinks. Country Run is located only minutes from West Oaks Mall, West Oaks Library, Prairie Lake Park, & W Colonial Dr thoroughfare with an abundance of dining options, banking, supermarkets, retail shops & big box stores. Centrally located with convenient access to 408 expressway, 429, Hwy 441 & Florida Turnpike. Sold as-is, where-is. No Seller’s disclosures. Seller is making no warranties or representations of property condition. Room dimensions are approximate & should be independently verified. POF/pre-approval letter required with all offers. Buying party is responsible for verifying whether or not property condition will qualify for buyer’s specific loan prog. HOA dues are subject to change & special assessments & must be verified by buyer. Info. deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Parties are advised to verify. The seller may require a 10 DOM holding period prior to entertaining any offers. If applicable, please factor repair estimates into the offer price.* There’s a short video walk-through available.

  • Single-Family Home
  • One Story
  • 2067 Sqft.
  • Built 1998
  • 4 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms
  • 0.20 Acres Lot
  • Features Vaulted Ceilings, Split Floor Plan, Garden Bath, Double Sinks, Inside Utility, In-ground Pool, & Screened Enclosure
  • Mandatory HOA with a required assessment of $202 per year. Subject to change in 2020.
  • Broker’s Protected 3% Commission minus $150 (Seller does not pay commissions on concessions or seller paid buyer’s closing costs)
  • Buyer’s Agent is charged a mandatory $150 Technology Platform Fee deducted from Commission
  • Just Listed for only $196,600
  • MLS ID: o5818630
  • Bank-owned/REO Status & Subject to Special Bank Addendum
  • Listing Courtesy of Jason Crane Real Estate, LLC
  • Video walk-through/Virtual Tour available
  • More information, about 30 photos & property details are available on JasonCraneOnline.com

1331 Weston Woods Blvd, Orlando, FL 32818 — Listed For Sale

Opportunity is knocking for this spacious suburban Orlando home! Foyer enters into great room with soaring vaulted ceilings, bonus room/office, & living room built-ins. One story home with split floor plan, inside utility room, & ceiling fans. Kitchen has some appliances included & granite counter tops. Exterior features mature landscaping, wooden fenced yard, screened/covered patio & 2 car garage. Blossoming lime tree in the rear. Homes in the area display high pride of ownership. Neighborhood is located just minutes from W Colonial Dr, West Oaks Mall, Barnett Park, movie theater, big box stores & plenty of dining options. Sold as-is, where-is. No Seller’s disclosures. Seller is making no warranties or representations of property condition. Room dimensions are approximate & should be independently verified. POF/pre-approval letter required with all offers. Buying party is responsible for verifying whether or not property condition will qualify for buyer’s specific loan prog. HOA dues are subject to change & special assessments & must be verified by buyer. Info. deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Parties are advised to verify. The seller may require a 10 DOM holding period prior to entertaining any offers. If applicable, please factor repair estimates into the offer price.* There’s a short video walk-through available.

  • 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms
  • 1875 sqft.
  • Built 1992
  • 0.24 Acres lot
  • Features Split Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings, selected Kitchen Appliances, Ceiling Fans, Central A/C, Screened/Covered Patio & 2 Car Garage
  • No active HOA since 2003
  • Broker’s Protected 3% Commission minus $150 (Seller does not pay commissions on concessions or seller paid buyer’s closing costs)
  • Buyer’s Agent is charged a mandatory $150 Technology Platform Fee deducted from Commission
  • Just Listed for only $229,000
  • MLS ID: o5817819
  • Bank-owned/REO Status & Subject to Special Bank Addendum
  • Listing Courtesy of Jason Crane Real Estate, LLC
  • Video walk-through/Virtual Tour available
  • More information, about 30 photos & property details are available on JasonCraneOnline.com