Miami Real Estate: Not All Pictures Are Worth 1,000 Words

This house is listed for $1,340,000.  Do these pictures do the listing justice?  When most buyers start their search for a home on-line, good quality pictures are extremely important.  They could be the difference between someone calling to schedule a showing or moving on to the next house for sale.

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Too Much Technology?

Yesterday was my tech meltdown day.  I am a people person, but I have been buying all of the latest gadgets to simplify my life.  I use my iPhone 4G for giving “live” walk-throughs of properties for my customers; an iPad to show comparable properties to buyers and sellers and make presentations on the fly; […]

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New Provisions of FAR/BAR "As Is" Residential Contract For Sale and Purchase

The new “AS IS” contract has changed to clarify areas that were vague in the previous contract.  These clarifications include, but are not limited to: An itemized list detailing the personal property that Buyer and Seller agree is to be included in the sale.  Note:  if there is a specific light fixture you want, to […]

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New Provisions of FAR/BAR “As Is” Residential Contract For Sale and Purchase

The new “AS IS” contract has changed to clarify areas that were vague in the previous contract.  These clarifications include, but are not limited to: An itemized list detailing the personal property that Buyer and Seller agree is to be included in the sale.  Note:  if there is a specific light fixture you want, to […]

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Selling Your Home? Look at All of These Real Estate Websites

List with me and your home will show up on the major real estate websites!  Maximizing exposure on the web increases the chances of selling your home.

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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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Small Homes Are Back In Demand

The days of the McMansions have been put on hold for now.  What is selling in Miami are the smaller homes on smaller lots in neighborhoods that are close to shopping and transportation.  Most of the homes fitting this description are under $500,000 and many are under $300,000 and are therefore perfect for first-time homebuyers. […]

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Miami Real Estate – Selling Your Home? List It In January

Most agents will tell you that the best time to list your home for sale is in the late spring and early summer to take advantage of the “summer move”.  The summer tends to be the time when most families move as it does not disrupt school schedules.  This year, however, I would recommend that […]

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Sales Under $250,000 Drive October's Existing-Home Sales Surge

48.5% of the increase in sales reported by NAR were under $250,000.  In the South, 51.6% of the sales were under $250,000.  The increase in sales was largely due to the expiration of the first-time homebuyers credit, which President Obama ended up extending and expanding.  Most experts expect the next couple of months sales to […]

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Sales Under $250,000 Drive October’s Existing-Home Sales Surge

48.5% of the increase in sales reported by NAR were under $250,000.  In the South, 51.6% of the sales were under $250,000.  The increase in sales was largely due to the expiration of the first-time homebuyers credit, which President Obama ended up extending and expanding.  Most experts expect the next couple of months sales to […]

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