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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Florida #1 in adolescent HIV

So, the data that was front and center but I couldn't find the doc to support it, is this:  Florida is number one in the nation for adolescents living with diagnosed HIV infections; adolescents being between the ages of 13 to 19.  And then, Orlando #8 for overall new HIV infections.  This is completely unacceptable, is it not?

Written by Dawn Deegan, Broker / Owner REALTOR®
Make A Brilliant Move Realty    www.MakeABrilliantMove.com
Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure Resource) and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), QSC (Quality Service Certified) and TRC (Transnational Referral Certification), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of Residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando Area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of  sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407-488-8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com . 

Monday, November 2, 2015

ORLANDO / VOTE

I was so impressed that Orlando Mayoral Candidate Paul Paulson actually called me back this morning; immediately, in fact, while I was leaving him a voicemail.  Then, he tried two more times, as I took yet a different call coming in. 
Not quite convinced as to who I would be voting for in tomorrow’s election, I took Mr. Paulson up on his publicly made invitation to reach out to him on his cell phone, with any issues or concerns.  And not only am I impressed that he called me back, even without hearing my voicemail, but when I did voice my concern about an issue that virtually goes unnoticed, and under-publicized, he too expressed concern and commented that, “you’re right, not one person has raised that issue.”  
The issue being that Orlando has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the nation (#8), and what is being done to correct this, and why isn’t enough light shed on this issue?  
As Orlando consistently enjoys the highest tourism rate in the world, it’s understandable, in one sense, that Orlando would not be eager to fly that flag of fame. Yet, to not bring it into the light is to allow its victims to suffer and let the problem fester.  AIDS cannot be the forgotten disease.  It won’t let us.  Advances in medicine and treatment continue to improve, but the disease persists and will persist unless more is done to eradicate it, and at the very least, to catch it at its earliest stages, if not prior to its inception. And this must be undertaken in all communities. 
I was teetering on the edge of voting for Mr. Paulson, and he tipped me in the right direction.  He immediately mentioned the problem causes and areas, and agreed that this issue needs more attention.  But he did something else, he reminded me that we’re all in this together and asked what I can do, and what are some of my ideas. He reminded me that I matter. And so do you.
If you live in the City of Orlando, don’t forget to vote. 
And remember that World AIDs Day is December 1st.
We all matter.

Written by Dawn Deegan, Broker / Owner REALTOR®
Make A Brilliant Move Realty    www.MakeABrilliantMove.com
Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure Resource) and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), QSC (Quality Service Certified) and TRC (Transnational Referral Certification), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of Residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando Area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of  sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407-488-8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com . 

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Perils of Living Near a Golf Course


 
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – May 4, 2015 – Question: Who is responsible for the damage if a golf ball strikes a home and breaks a window? Or what if the ball hits a person on the property? – Burt

Answer: The law requires that the golfer act reasonably and use ordinary care when playing. All of the golfers on the course, whether hitting the ball or walking to their next shot, are expected to be careful to keep themselves and their fellow players safe.

If the golfer is playing normally and accidentally hits another person or a neighboring house, there is no recourse for the injury or damage. By choosing to live on a golf course, you are accepting the risk that comes with that. But if the golfer is messing around or intentionally aiming at the house, he or she would be held responsible.

Generally the golf course is off the hook as well, as long as management uses care in the design and operation of the course. If, however, your problems started only after the course made changes to the layout, you may be able to recover your damages and make the course take action to minimize any future issues with your home.

It has been said many times that location is the key ingredient in finding a house. If you are concerned about getting hit with a ball or having to repair the occasional broken window, it would be best not to live on or near a golf course. Personally, I'd be willing to take the chance with stray golf balls on my property because this duffer can always use the replacements.

About the writer: Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He is the chairperson of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is an adjunct professor for the Nova Southeastern University Paralegal Studies program.

The information and materials in this column are provided for general informational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed. Nothing in this column is intended to substitute for the advice of an attorney, especially an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.

Copyright © 2015 Sun Sentinel, Gary M. Singer. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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Presented by Dawn Deegan, Broker / Owner REALTOR®
Make A Brilliant Move Realty    www.MakeABrilliantMove.com
Dawn holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure Resource), and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), QSC (Quality Service Certified) and TRC (Transnational
Referral Certification), enabling her to help in real estate endeavors world-wide. Dawn is dedicated to providing only the best possible services and expertise to her Buyers and Sellers of residential Real Estate in the Greater Orlando area. This includes Windermere, Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, and Davenport. Her emphasis is on superior delivery of sophisticated market data, quality and value to you, the Buyer or Seller. Contact Dawn Deegan at 407 488-8074 or at DawnDeegan@gmail.com