Founder of Condo Metropolis. A published author/ journalist, he earned his psychology PhD in the U.K.
Is a licensed real estate associate and co-founder of Condo Metropolis.
Attorney: Community Association Law Practice Group, Becker & Poliakoff. Editor: FL Condo & HOA Legal Blog.
Is a certified mortgage planning specialist and licensed mortgage broker.
Publishes The Regenesis Report, a monthly newsletter for HOA boards and developers.
Testimonials"Marcus, It was a pleasure working with you to purchase our condo. All went smoothly (and fast) considering the distances involved. We very much appreciated your video of the unit. It allowed us to make the offer with more confidence. We will certainly recommend your services in the future."
R. Welch, May 2009, Canada.
"Whilst looking for a property in Orlando we contacted Condo Metropolis. Marcus was extremely helpful and gave us information on all the areas we were interested in and arranged viewings. He was also a great help at assisting with the US/UK terminology translations!! Although we were familiar with the US and the area, his help and advice was invaluable regarding the finer details. He also provided useful knowledge on international mortgages. I would highly recommend him, and when we intend to purchase another property in the future - our first stop will be Marcus."
A. Sinton-Gerry, June 2009, U.K.
"...It might seem like it would be difficult to purchase our first investment property when we live in Missouri, but Marcus made it easy. He responded almost immediately to my e-mails and quickly and professionally answered all our inexperienced questions. Since the market was moving quickly, we took his advice on offers and properties. It turns out that our trust was well founded, and in less than two weeks, we had an offer pending on a perfect property for us. If we were going to buy another property or sell our existing one, we would definitely contact Marcus.
... It can be intimidating to trust someone that you’ve never met, but our experience was only positive."
Randy and Gina Bacus, August 2009, Missouri.
Category Archives: Real Estate Economics
Sales usually slow in the fall, but the housing market posted a strong September. The National Association of Realtors says existing home sales in September were up 4.7 percent from August and 8.8 percent higher than September 2014. Existing home … Continue reading
With spring in Orlando already well underway, were seeing uptick in the number of enquiries we are receiving from our clients who are thinkng about either exiting the marketplace, or acquiring new properties. As those of you who purchased through … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s just easiest to remember that (with one or two exceptions) there are no loans on condos right now. For those interested in the detail, HUD just changed its condominium rules again for those seeking FHA approval, but I’m … Continue reading
Yep. It is if you’re an investor looking for a condo deal under $50K. Increasing numbers of observers have said of late that we’ve already hit bottom, and I’m inclined to agree, with one caveat. Bottom will arrive at slightly … Continue reading
Hooray!Â Our money woes are a thing of the past!Â President Obama had a rousing show of support at the recent G-20 economic summit, where the leaders of the 20 most economically influential countries in the world convene to fix … Continue reading
There are a lot of volatile cross-currents washing through the financial markets right now.Â If we were not sure about things a month ago, we’re hopelessly confused now.Â The big stimulus package, a new pile of national debt, a record … Continue reading
Effective March 1, Fannie Mae (FNMA) the folk the make conventional loans “conventional” are planning to further tighten the condo guidelines on which mortgages they will buy on the secondary market. It could be argued that it makes no difference … Continue reading
Long time talk show host and co- author of The Fair Tax Book Neil Boortz said this morning that anyone looking to invest needed to forget about the stock market and look at real estate.Â When consulting a want-to-be investor … Continue reading
In a moment of profound unpreparedness, our brand-spanking new Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner spoke on Tuesday about the ‘details’ of the upcoming stimulus package.Â After no â€˜details’ whatsoever were declared, the stock market expressed their discontent by trashing the Dow … Continue reading