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Making A Success of Your Rehabbed Purchase

It is common to find newly rehabilitated or,rehabbedhomes on the market that were previously bought as foreclosed properties by investors. These homes are renovated and re-enter the residentialreal estate marketwith the investor in position as the seller. A reputable investor will have performed all renovations and improvements to code with proper permitting and paid all contractors in full.Is this always the case?Well, not always. However, don’t let that deter you. There are a few simple precautions potential

Hang Ten Home Buyers - Surf is Still Up for Home Ownership!

 
I have some good news… because we had a few interest rate spikes, qualified home buyers do not need to abandon the idea of home ownership. You did not miss the boat! Interest rates are still lower than they’ve been in nearly 50 years.Think about that for a minute. That is not anopinion, that is reliable data all qualified homebuyersneed to consider before they give up their goal of home ownership. Interest rates have not been this low in nearly 50 years.
 
 
In the United States, we are beginning to nudge into the 4 percent interest rate range.

South Florida Homeowners Freshen Up Pools with Fresh New Ideas

 
As Labor Day approaches, most of our neighbors to the north are savoring these last few weeks of sun and fun around the family pool. Before long, tarps will cover once sparkling blue pools, soon to be covered by the amber leaves of Autumn.
 
 
 
 
Not here!It‘s pool season all year long in South Florida which is just one of the benefits of life in the Sunshine State. There are many new design styles and technological innovations for the backyard pool; below I highlight just a few:

Low Inventory: A Buyer’s Plight. What Now?

 
If you are financially-qualified and motivated tobuya new home yet, frustrated with low inventory don‘t get discouraged.Stay positive!There are a steps you can take to increase your chance of finding a newhome sweet home!
 
Buy Florida Real Estate
BUY Florida Real EstateDuring this inventory squeeze,buyersare best served to cast the widest net possible when establishing theirhomesearch criteria. One way to bring more homes into contention is to open your mind to neighborhoods you may not have considered in the past. This doesn’t necessarily mean a compromise.

Buyers Are Confident - Rates Are Still Low


Home Sales Are Up 2013
 
A highly regarded industry source, the S&P/Case-Shiller real-estate index, released encouraging new figures; the best news since the peak of the bubble in 2006!

Home prices in South Florida are up an average of 14% this year. Lets all share a collective
, Yay!

That is good news as it pertains to home equity for current owners. This encouraging index also offers an opportunity for currenthome buyersto invest at a time when the market is on an upswing, increasing their confidence and potential for building equity.

Goal Post Shifting - What It Means for Buyers in Today’s Market

Most REALTORS make it a habit to advise buying clients they should stave off anyhappy new home purchase celebrationsuntil they are leaving the closing table, new house keys in hand. This has never been more true than in today’s market where inventory is exceptionally low and competition is exceptionally high.
 
This market creates a new environment wherein some sellers are opting to keep the bidding open on their properties evenafterthey’ve accepted an offer and written a contract. This practice is commonly referred to as

Coastal Living in South Florida: It’s a Great Time to Take the Plunge!

South Florida is a sensational destination for those yearning for a warm and breezy coastal home. Beachfront homes, from condos to opulent estates, dot miles of pristine beaches from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Florida Straights and west to the Gulf of Mexico.
Highly regarded for magnificent views, balmy breezes and asandy backyard, oceanfront living is an exceptionally enjoyableFlorida lifestyle. Many homes are oriented to showcase the ocean view which adds considerable value to the property. When contemplating an oceanfront home, especially those in higher density communities of town homes or condominiums, higher floor residents savor the best views and lower floor residents enjoy the sound of our tranquil ocean.

Hot Trends in the Sizzling South Florida Market

 
Hot Trends in the Sizzling South Florida Market  
 
By now, we’ve all read the headlines and heard the news that home prices inSouth Floridaare rising at rates not seen since 2006. As swiftly as those summer temperatures are on the increase, so are housing prices inSouth Florida. And, there is no sign of a cool off anytime, soon!
 
What does this mean to you as a potentialbuyerin this exciting market? This conveys abuyer’sinvestment will potentially be stronger because you’re

Selling in a Seller's Market

OkaySellerson your mark, get set, get ready …. GO!This is your day in the sun! Enjoy the advantage of demand exceeding supply; it‘s a Seller’s Market!
 
The trends are evident that buyers are scrambling to find properties in our thin South Florida inventory. Serious buyers come to the table these days pre-qualified and ready to buy.Happy days are here again!Question is, how canyoubest position yourself for a quick and successful sale?
 
Be prepared for multiple bids.

Buyers, Be Aware

Buyers,Be Aware
 
Yes, it happened… throughout 2012 the signs became more and more prevalent, the “buyers-market party” was coming to an end, house lights came on and the music died.
 
Well,it’s official, the sellers have now hired their own DJ and hit the dance floor, prices are rising and inventory is exceptionally low. Economics 101: demand exceeds supply. 
 
As we are about to enter the second quarter of 2013, there is no denying that the South Florida real estate market is now in favor of the sellers.
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