The Path of Leadership: 3 Master Skills

When you start building a team, that means you’re also setting out to build your leadership skills.Now I’ve posted here and here about why it’s a great idea to partner with a top-notch property management company when you’re growing your real estate investment business. And you’re probably going to add more people to your team as you grow, like an accountant, administrative assistant, and others. All of which means that you’re definitely going to be in a leadership position.So, what qualities

Why Your Retirement Is All About Thinking Backwards

“How do I plan for retirement?” is a question that’s on a lot of folks’ minds. That’s good, and if you’re one of those people ‒ congratulations! You’re already ahead of the curve…(You’d be surprised how many people don’t ask that question at all, or if they do, they don’t think in terms of planning. Instead it’s more of a desperate “How in the world can I ever hope to retire?”)But here’s the thing: retirement planning doesn’t start with planning at all.It starts with retirement.Let me

Ocala, Florida

Unemployment Rate: 4%
Recent Job Growth: 3.4%
Median Income: $46,798
Population: 360,000
Population change since 2010: Up 38%

Median Home Price: $172,000
Vacancy Rate: 5.2%
Average Commute: 25 min
Average Temp: 43-91
Ocala, a small agricultural and manufacturing center, is about halfway between Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the southeast. With its attractive tree-lined streets and Old South–style homes, it more resembles a typical Southern city than a Florida city or beach town. Ocala is the capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, and ranching and horse-breeding are popular


    • Housing growth in and outside the city is largely driven by retirement and new families looking for somewhere that feels like home. Lots of families find this in Ocala because of the comfortable southern feel. The cost of living is 6% below the national average and interest rates are low.

    • Located in the heart of central Florida, there is easy access to attractions found all around the state. Ocala also houses many attractions of its own, including The Appleton Museum of Art, Fort King National Historic Park, and Silver Springs State Park.

    • Job growth increased by 3.4% in 2016, and continues to do so. There are many employment opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, and sales. The presence of Lockheed Martin, provides many jobs in the manufacturing of advanced technology.