5 Ways Retailers Can Engage Consumers At Brick and Mortar Stores

  Make it easy for consumers to find what they are looking for. In a recent blog Is Veganism Going Mainstream, I discussed how Marshalls was making it easier for vegan shoppers to identify purses that coincide with the shopper’s values.  In addition to Marshalls highlighting vegan purses, Whole Foods also makes it easy for […]

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Miami Real Estate – Plenty of Housing Data Due Next Week

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for December will be out on Tuesday followed by the Commerce Department’s new home sales report on Wednesday and existing home sales report on Friday.  These three reports will help give Wall Street, and the rest of the country, an idea of how the overall housing market is doing.

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Bloomberg’s Foreclosure Index Up 3.8% From One Year Ago

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Bloomberg's Foreclosure Index Up 3.8% From One Year Ago

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Are Recent Improvements in Home Sales and Median Prices Here to Stay?

Both on a national and local South Florida level, home sales have been improving and in some areas median prices have actually been increasing.  Although we have been seeing a trend in increasing sales and decreasing  inventories in Miami-Dade County, Moody’s Investor Services estimates there will be an additional 8% decrease in home prices in […]

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The Difference between Cost vs. Price

Sellers and buyers of real estate often fixate on what the price of a property is and in doing so, lose sight of the more important factor, cost.  Price is what you get for the property if you are a seller and what you pay for it if you are a buyer.  However, what affects […]

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Miami Existing Home Sales Rise in December

Although nationally existing home sales fell in December, sales of single family homes in Miami  were up 37% over November.  With the median price of both single family and condos down significantly and the  expiration of the first First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit coming up in April, sales are expected to continue rising in the […]

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Miami Real Estate – Should You Continue Renting Or Buy A Home?

Many economists are predicting a significant hike in home prices over the next 5 years, so if you are a renter who has been debating on whether or not now is the right time to buy, you may want to take a close look at the numbers.  In her article, Ten Cities To Go From […]

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Foreign Investors Looking At U.S Real Estate

Now that the residential real estate market appears to have stabilized, investors are starting to look at U.S properties as potential investments.  According to Kevin Brass of the Wall Street Journal, groups of investors from Mainland China are still touring properties in the U.S. With the decrease in real estate prices and the drop in […]

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