5 Ways To Tell If Your Home Has Chinese Drywall

Chinese drywall could be present in your home if it was built or extensively remodeled between 2004 and 2008.  Due to the building boom and major hurricane damage during those years, drywall had to be imported for the first time.  Unfortunately, Chinese drywall has high levels of chemicals that we do not find in drywall […]

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Pinecrest FL Real Estate – Market Trends First Quarter 2009

During the first quarter of 2009 there has been very little change in the inventory of single family homes in Pinecrest listed on the MLS.  Sales also seem to be moving to closing slowly, but the trending increase in pending sales gives me hope that Pinecrest’s real estate market will start moving the way of […]

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Miami Real Estate, Its All in the Numbers

Unlike the television show, Numb3rs, I am not going to get into any fancy or complicated formulas.  I am just going to state the real estate numbers for Miami-Dade County as of the end of the first quarter of 2009.  You can use them to make your purchasing or selling decisions, to get a glimpse […]

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7645 SW 117 Street, Pinecrest, FL is in a Great Location

You know what they say about real estate: location, location, location.  Well this house is walking distance to shops, restaurants, places of worship, parks and public transportation! Located off of 77 Ave., a main North/South corridor in Pinecrest, 7645 SW 117 Street is a perfect place to call home. 4 bedroom/2 bath builder’s acre accordian […]

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Unbelievable Land Value in Pinecrest, FL – 7935 SW 134 Street- Builder's Acre Under $550,000

This beautiful builder’s acre is located on a quiet, low-traffic street in South Pinecrest.  A house sits on the property, waiting for you to continue the updates or tear it down and build new.  Take advantage of the current market; it has been a while since land value in Pinecrest was this low.   The Village of […]

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Unbelievable Land Value in Pinecrest, FL – 7935 SW 134 Street- Builder’s Acre Under $550,000

This beautiful builder’s acre is located on a quiet, low-traffic street in South Pinecrest.  A house sits on the property, waiting for you to continue the updates or tear it down and build new.  Take advantage of the current market; it has been a while since land value in Pinecrest was this low.   The Village of […]

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Buying a Home? Know What You are Looking For

I know it sounds obvious, but knowing what you are looking for isn’t always as simple as it sounds.  Once you are pre-approved for a mortgage, decide what your ideal neighborhood and home would be.  Are schools important or is it more important that you be close to work?  Determine what the “must haves” are.  […]

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Buying a Home? Get Pre-Approved For a Mortgage

The first and most important step in buying a home is to get pre-approved by a lender for a mortgage.  This can be directly from a bank or credit union you do business with or through a mortgage broker.   Getting pre-approved will let you know how much house you can afford or, better yet, how […]

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5 Criteria You Must Meet to Qualify For a Jumbo Loan in Miami, Florida

So, you have decided to get off the fence, take advantage of the steep price decreases and finally buy your dream home.  You have surfed the Internet, looked at pictures, maybe even settled on a neighborhood.  STOP!  Before you go any further you need to talk to a mortgage broker and find out if you […]

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Why Homeownership is Like Drinking Red Wine

Both are good for your health! According to a recent U.S. News & World Report article there are more than just economic benefits in owning your own home. "People have more extensive social support systems, and that has a potential positive impact on health," according to William Rohe, professor of city and regional planning at […]

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