Let's start the year (Well, I said "start" since we are still in the first quarter, right?) with a few pep talks-- on broken New Year's resolution, homestead exemptions, market update and property tax protest. 

I have made timestamps so you can skip directly to the exact topic of your interest:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:32 Broken New Year's Resolution
  • 3:32 Homestead Exemption
  • 4:19 January Market Update
    • 4:26 Sales Prices
    • 5:15 A look at supply
    • 5:40 Accuracy of sales numbers
    • 8:54 Property Tax Protest

Broken New Year's Resolution

I will bet to my last dollar, you have broken your New Year's resolution. But let me tell you something. I did some reflecting during our company Christmas party last year when we recognized our top-performing employees. It dawned on me that at the end of the year, what we really value are the positive things and we do not dwell so much on losses and negativity. Another thing, most people choose to not lose, but we need to get out of the comfort zone, do the things that we have never done before.

Homestead Exemption

People who bought the home last year didn't qualify for homestead exemption until January 1st of this year. They still have until the end of April to have it filed. You may check out our video about filing your homestead exemptions here.

Market Update

You can see a trend in sales price, however we also discussed how these numbers may not be accurate yet, and explain the reasons why such thing happens. Details with facts and figures are explained starting at 4:19 in the video above.