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How to Interview and Choose the Right Agent for the Job of Selling Your Home

How to Interview and Choose the Right Agent for the Job of Selling Your Home

Selling your home is probably one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. This is why it’s essential to go through a detailed interview process before hiring an agent. This professional will be responsible for establishing the sale price, executing the marketing plan, holding open houses, interviewing potential buyers, and cooperating with the negotiation […]

Top Ways to Improve Your Credit Score and Purchase Your Home

Top Ways to Improve Your Credit Score and Purchase Your Home

Something that can harm most first time home buyers, or any home buyer, is a poor credit score! A credit score is three little numbers with a big meaning. Most people don’t give their credit score a second thought until they need to make a significant purchase where a loan is required. In most cases, […]

What You Should Know About Pre-construction Agreements

What You Should Know About Pre-construction Agreements

The following are the most important elements that every investor/buyer should know regarding this type of contract: 1. They are Unilateral Contracts. The developer drafts the contract and sets all the rules. The purchaser isn’t entitled to make any changes. This is also known as a contract of adhesion. 2. Rescission Period. The buyer has fifteen (15) calendar days […]

Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM)

Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM)

The Office of the Property Appraiser urges you to read your TRIM Notice carefully. Although the Notice states, “This is not a bill”, it reflects what your property taxes are likely to be on your November property tax bill. The Notice contains very important information pertaining to your property taxes in the following categories: Taxing Authorities […]

5 Things to Look for in a Rental Listing

5 Things to Look for in a Rental Listing

Whether you’re looking for an apartment, single-family house or townhome — and whether you’re in a city, the suburbs or a small town — be prepared to spend a lot of time online and even more time driving around to tour the most promising places in person. If you want to save time and avoid headaches, […]

What are Miami’s hot neighborhoods? Should you rent or buy? Here’s our 2018 real estate study

What are Miami’s hot neighborhoods? Should you rent or buy? Here’s our 2018 real estate study

For renters, Miami’s greater downtown area is the place to be. Budget-conscious home buyers should consider Homestead, Miami Shores and Kendall. Investors will want to pay attention to the Design District. Miami Beach remains popular, but watch out for inflated prices. And traffic has become one of the key factors when deciding where to live. […]

Affordable housing in Florida: Déjà vu, all over again

Affordable housing in Florida: Déjà vu, all over again

As the economy has recovered, affordable housing is again an issue in many parts of Florida   As home prices rose in the years before the Great Recession, complaints about a shortage of “workforce housing” became common in many communities throughout Florida. Those complaints are back again, with a vengeance. In most fast-growing areas of […]

Office markets shrink across South Florida, but new Class A performs well

Office markets shrink across South Florida, but new Class A performs well

Urban office markets across South Florida recorded significant negative absorption in the second quarter, although rental rates so far remain unaffected. In the long run, market observers find reasons for optimism in undiminished demand for Class A space, including a tendency of new high-end properties to lease up relatively quickly despite a general falling off in […]