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One of the most common questions we are asked is whether or not a condo is able to be used as a short term rental, for AirBnb. AirBnb can be a great investment opportunity but so can more stable long term investments. 

If you decide that AirBnb is for you, the path forward isn't always simple. You'll likely deal with competitors, opposition from community organizations that have an interest in exclusivity, long-term tenancy or other factors. The positives are, you will have support from companies like Airbnb and HomeAway that facilitate the brokerage of short term rentals (STRs), if you learn their systems. Real estate brokers, hotels, home-owners' associations, management companies, state governments, insurance companies, zoning boards —

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Miami sits at the crossroads of contemporary art, design, and high fashion which is evident across the city. Especially in its real estate market where you'll find a glittering array of high-end luxury tower developments adorning the coast with more on the way.

What draws the the most influential, innovative, and avant-garde people to Miami?  It could be the beauty of where the beach meets the ocean, the non-stop parties, the art, or the confluence of culture. What's known for sure is that the city is a place where worlds meet and opportunities is everywhere.

There are many ways in which fashion has influenced Miami's architecture and lifestyle. For those interested in living fashionably, surrounded by the influence of major fashion houses, here is

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What's happening in downtown San Diego this Month? Everything! From concerts, open-air activities, and family-friendly fun. There is plenty to choose and something for everyone.

Musical Performances

March kicks off on a weekend this year, so there's plenty to do in the first couple days. Many of the downtown bars host events like live music, karaoke, stand-up comedy, and other entertainment. Two of our favorites are Casbah and the House of Blues. If you’re in the mood for a show, be sure to grab tickets to Disney's Aladdin on Broadway at The San Diego Civic Theater, or Diana at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Here is a list of March concerts and Festivals:
  • March 1: Expand your musical palette with a classical-jazz fusion flute event at the
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Call it what you will: Rincon Hill, East Cut, or the Financial District. Regardless of the name, this is one of the most desirable areas of the city — and LUMINA San Francisco is one of its freshest and most desirable buildings.

Lumina stands out in more ways than one. It places world-class amenities on a prime downtown location overlooking one of the best urban vistas in the country. here are our top favorite things about this new, iconic building.

 

1. The Amenities

Lumina's amenities are all world class, but the builders went above and beyond with a truly massive gym on site for residents. In addition to the gym, there's a heated lap pool and a full spa. The architects devoted two levels and over 7,000 square feet to this health center and

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There are a lot of moving parts that come with sending your kid to college and after determining which school they'll attend, one of the next big decisions is choosing where they'll live. Things to consider in order to create the best environment for your child while they are attending school in Denver involve making sure there's good physical access to the campus, community, and the resources the city has to offer.

Are You Considering All of Your Options? 

The dorms might be a good start. Many colleges in the city — and across the nation, for that matter — require your freshman to come in and spend a year in on-campus housing. Few kids want to stay there long-term; dorm situations are often densely populated, not to mention quite expensive for the

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Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. In fact, the DFW Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the country. People who come here from throughout the South — and from across the Nation — are flocking to a particular little section of downtown Fort Worth west of the center.

A Thriving Community

When looking for Fort Worth real estate, you'll quickly realize there's a lot packed into a relatively small geographical area. That's why it helps to break up your search into smaller neighborhoods. To get access to the hottest restaurants, the most important cultural institutions, and the liveliest nightlife, you should definitely consider the West 7th corridor. It's the best place to get that contemporary live-work-play

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Downtown Denver is booming and people are buying up hot properties quickly, but there are still some hidden treasures in the market and the centrally located West Colfax/Sloan's Lake neighborhood is one of those treasures.

A Natural Connection

One of the nice things about West Colfax is the connection to nature. Sloan's Lake is one of the largest bodies of water in the city, with plenty of opportunities for fishing, recreation, or just plain old relaxation. There's also Lakewood Gulch, which forms the southern border of the neighborhood. Major projects transformed it over the course of several years into an accessible green space, complete with a multi-use trail.

An Urban Experience

While there's plenty of shopping and entertainment on the

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The City of San Antonio is a modern Texan metropolis set within a unique Western-Spanish aesthetic. The city has no lack of new developments going on or big-city amenities but what's special about San Antonio is that it is also set around major historical Texas sites, like the Alamo. There's even a NBA team.

Sports events and world-famous tourist destinations are definitely reasons you'd want to visit the city but the real secret to why people love living here is the walkable San Antonio lifestyle. In fact, most of residents' long-time favorite pastimes, such as hiking the natural and cultural landmarks in the hill country, revolve around getting around on your own two feet. The hottest nightlife and entertainment spot in the city, the San Antonio

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Your condo is never just a home, even if it's your primary residence. It's also an investment — one you can manage. It may sound confusing at first, but getting the most out of the federal tax breaks for homeowners can be simple. Many tax rules are conditional so you'll want to meet with a pro if you're filing taxes or buying, selling or holding real estate. Here's what you should know to get that conversation started.

1. You Could Save Money Itemizing

To find out if it's worth going line by line, you'll first need to determine what's eligible for a tax break. Then, add everything together and compare the final figure to your standard deduction. There are some costs you'll likely be able to deduct, such as mortgage interest and property taxes, and

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Charlotte has something to offer anyone who's looking for true live-work-play areas. Here's where to buy to take advantage of the contemporary, urban lifestyle that the most walkable Charlotte neighborhoods have to offer.

Dilworth is a unique place. It's hip restaurant scene, boutique shopping options, and vibrant neighborly feel makes Dilworth seems isolated from the busiest parts of the city. You'd never guess it's only a few minutes away from the Spectrum Center and other Uptown attractions. Here are a few of the hot properties in this in-demand area:

  • Dilworth Walk: At 1829 & 1903 Kenilworth, this secure, mid-rise development is right around the corner from the neighborhood's main restaurant and nightlife area.
  • 1315 East: These modern,
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