Ready To Sell? Fight The Urge To Wait Until Spring And List Now.

Contrary to popular belief that listing a property over the holidays is a bad idea because people don’t buy during the holiday season, now is a great time to list if you want to sell.  There are several reasons this is true: Only serious buyers are looking for properties during this time Low inventories mean […]

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Thinking of Short Selling Your Property? Now May Be The Time….

Many homeowners who are under water have been thinking of short selling their home because they have not been able to negotiate a loan modification with their mortgage lender.  If you are one of them, now may be a good time for several reasons. Banks are more willing to work with a short sale than […]

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EWM Is On The Technological Forefront Again

EWM is the only company in South Florida that has a rapid form of response for every online inquiry.   What does this mean if you are a seller?  All inquires on your property are answered immediately by our EWM Customer Care Team. Since 90% of buyers start their home search online, having a quick […]

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Summer Is Almost Over, Will The Miami Real Estate Slow Down?

In most markets in the country, Labor Day is the official end of summer because children are back in school and the weather starts getting cooler.  Along with students settling in their seats, the real estate market also starts to slow down since parents try to make their move to align with the start and […]

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Latest Technology Is Paramount In Today's Real Estate Market

Gone are the days of having to receive paperwork via e-mail (or fax!), print it out, sign it, scan it, pray all of the pages scanned correctly and e-mail it to next party, who has to go through the same process, before the executed contract comes back completely illegible. Not only does e-signing make for […]

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Latest Technology Is Paramount In Today’s Real Estate Market

Gone are the days of having to receive paperwork via e-mail (or fax!), print it out, sign it, scan it, pray all of the pages scanned correctly and e-mail it to next party, who has to go through the same process, before the executed contract comes back completely illegible. Not only does e-signing make for […]

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How Do You Feel About Third Party Real Estate Sites As A Buyer Or Seller?

Edina Realty, a Minneapolis-St Paul real estate subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., has decided to stop syndicating its listings to non-brokerage sites, such as Realtor.com, Trulia,  and Zillow.   Edina’s arguments are outlined in Inman News and bring up some interesting concerns regarding “advertising” on third party sites. I work with several buyers and […]

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Miami Real Estate: Inventory Low, Prices Increasing

Further evidence of the improving Miami real estate market can be seen in EWM’s Coral Gables office sales for last week.  The total of sales and leases was $20,484,380.  Residential sales represented 90.5% of those transactions.   The total for all of EWM’s Miami Dade County offices was over $36,000,000. Today’s Miami Herald article, “South […]

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The National Association of Realtors Rallies Congress on Real Estate Issues

Today the National Association of Realtors will be in Washington DC to address several real estate issues that Congress is contemplating to address the federal deficit.  Some of the issues being addressed include: Mortgage Interest Deduction: long enjoyed by homeowners, this deduction has been recommeded to be eliminated as part of  large tax reform proposal Capital Gains – Exclusion […]

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Miami Real Estate: Sales Are Up and Inventory is Down

Home prices in Florida are up according to Florida Association of Realtors January Housing report.  The same holds true for the Miami real estate market.  Inventories have been decreasing steadily, as can be seen in the graph below.

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