Can This Happen To Your Vacant Property?

Tuesday night, CBS 4 reported on a homeowner whose house has been taken over by squatters.  According to the story, the house was sold and when the Realtor went to the final walk through before closing, she found people living in the house.  The people living there claim they were duped and rented the property. […]

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9 Factors That Influence A Buyer’s Choice In Neighborhoods

The 2012 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers the 8 factors are as follows: neighborhood quality – 61% convenience to jobs – 43% overall affordability of homes – 39% convenience to family and friends -35% neighborhood design – 26% convenience to shopping – 26% quality of school district – 25% convenience […]

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9 Factors That Influence A Buyer's Choice In Neighborhoods

The 2012 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers the 8 factors are as follows: neighborhood quality – 61% convenience to jobs – 43% overall affordability of homes – 39% convenience to family and friends -35% neighborhood design – 26% convenience to shopping – 26% quality of school district – 25% convenience […]

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How To Track Your Absentee Ballot

Many voters in Miami-Dade County are voting by absentee ballot due to the long (9+ pages!) ballot and resulting long waits at the polls.  If you want to track your absentee ballot, go to http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/regist-status.asp.

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Miami Real Estate: Foreigners Continue To Invest In South Florida

In case you think that the investment in Miami is starting to ebb, there is an article in today’s Business Monday about Fort Capital Management, a private equity firm, buying up prime South Florida real estate.  Their most recent purchase it the Surf Club in Surfside. Miami-Dade’s strong rebound in the tourism industry is driving […]

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Repairing Your Credit After a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Last week I wrote a blog about how a short sale can affect your credit.  Today I heard some interesting information from Chris Colston, with Second Chance Credit, that I would like to share. Nationally, there are approximately 14.9 million customers with underwater mortgages. Many of these will end up short selling their homes or […]

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Gated Communities in Pinecrest: Arabesque

The lush, gated entrance to these 18 single family homes, is located just off of 77 Avenue in Pinecrest.  The Hollub-built homes were constructed between 1988 and 1993 and range from between 3,000 to just under 4,000 square feet.  Located in northwest Pinecrest, Arabasque has wonderful access to U.S. 1 and the Palmetto, and is […]

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Should Columbus Day Be Renamed Exploration Day?

I saw an interesting report on Christopher Columbus that basically described him as a great explorer who, though he did not land in America, has a national holiday celebrating him.   Given his treatment of Native Americans and the fact that many explorers before him did land in America, there has been a small movement to […]

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Do You Know Who Your Realtor Is? Make Sure You Aren’t Dealing With A Highjacker

I want to preface this blog with the statement that I did not wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.   As a matter of fact, I had a perfect morning.  Woke up before the sun was up, had coffee, read the paper,  had a nice long walk with the dog,  chatted […]

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Do You Know Who Your Realtor Is? Make Sure You Aren't Dealing With A Highjacker

I want to preface this blog with the statement that I did not wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.   As a matter of fact, I had a perfect morning.  Woke up before the sun was up, had coffee, read the paper,  had a nice long walk with the dog,  chatted […]

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