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KSI Realty speaks at the Bangkok Investors Club

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Kijner & Sons International Realty was invited to speak at the Bangkok Investors Club on October 20th, 2012 about the Florida real estate market and investment opportunities available in the USA to foreign investors.

As the keynote speaker, Marc H. Kijner who is the director of the Bangkok office, held a conference entitled "Real Estate in the USA: The Easy Steps from Investment to Immigration".

There, he was able to communicate his passion and knowledge for international real estate with an audience comprised, among others, of businessmen and businesswomen of different nationalities and professional backgrounds all sharing a common interest for international business opportunities and wealth management.

Various subjects ranging from REO’s to residency options in the USA were covered during this conference.

In addition, the event was followed by an informal dinner where attendees were able to ask questions, share valuable insights on investment matters and network in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

To download the conference in pdf format, click here.

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KSI Realty is on Instagram

by Kijner & Sons International Realty



Kijner & Sons International Realty is on Instagram under "ksirealty". Check out all of our beautiful pictures from amazing places such as Florida, France and Thailand. 

Instagram is available on the app store. Fore more information, click here

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September 2012 eNewsletter Housing Trends

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

We are pleased to share with you the September 2012 Housing Trends eNewsletter. Just click on the following link

For the Greater Miami Area Market Report, click here.

For the Sarasota Area Market Report, click here

This eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumers articles, and local community reports.

Alternatives to masonry fireplaces

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Nothing beats the ambience of a wood burning fireplace – cozy heat, beauty, and that familiar, inviting crackle. However, traditional wood burning fireplaces require specialized masonry construction, a fair amount of space, and often additional structural support due to the heavy weight of materials used. For new construction or remodels, homeowners can consider the alternative of zero-clearance fireplaces, which are available in wood burning, gas, or even pellet burning versions.

Zero-clearance fireplaces that burn fuel (as opposed to electric models) require special ventilation systems for safe and efficient operation. However, these fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere in the home. Unlike traditional masonry fireplaces, zero-clearance fireplaces can be located very close to existing walls. The exteriors of these units do not get hot enough to ignite nearby combustible materials like walls or floors, so a brick or masonry hearth or firebox isn’t needed. This flexibility of placement means a master bedroom, den, or even a kitchen can take on a newly inviting atmosphere with the addition of a fireplace. Available in many different sizes and styles, zero-clearance fireplaces can be customized after installation with mantels, surrounds, and doors to suit any room’s décor. In addition, many models are quite energy efficient compared with traditional wood burning fireplaces and are appropriate for heating a room.

Another alternative to masonry fireplaces is a prefabricated type. Prefabricated wood fireplaces are wood burning units that look like traditional fireplaces, but don’t require the structural support that masonry does. The firebox is typically metal and lined with firebrick, and the venting system is metal as well. As a result, these fireplaces are considerably less expensive to install than a masonry unit, and are more efficient. Typically, these types of fireplaces are not used for heating but to provide the experience of a masonry unit without the expense. Like zero-clearance fireplaces, prefab units can be given a unique look with mantels, surrounds, doors and hearths in almost any material imaginable.

As winter fast approaches, these masonry alternatives may be the perfect fit for homeowners seeking the look, warmth and feel of a traditional fireplace without the inherent expense and limitations. Stay warm and cozy this winter!

Questions? Comments? Looking to buy a house in Miami or Sarasota, Florida? Contact Kijner & Sons International Realty at


Source22nd Edition of CRS Chapter Newsletter (October 12th, 2012) - CRS-Pillar To Post Partnership - Article courtesy of Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection

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