Housing Market Trends

October 2020 Broward County Sales Trends

October continued to be busier than the calendar normally suggests. Buyer activity remains higher than normal for this time of year, while in many segments of the market housing supply remains much lower than one year ago. Multiple offers remain a common occurrence in many areas, keeping housing hot while…

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Housing Market Trends

September 2020 Broward Real Estate Market Trends

September 2020 Strong buyer activity has continued into the fall, which is normally the start of the seasonal slowing of the housing market. With stronger buyer activity in the market this year and the continued constrained supply of homes for sale, speedy sales and multiple offers are likely to remain…

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Invasive Tree near house roof

New 2019 Florida Law on Residential Property Tree Removal

In June 2019, Governor DeSantis signed Florida House Bill 1159 into law expanding residential private property owner’s rights for the removal of trees on their land. This law was meant to stop local governments from enforcing permits, stop work orders, fines and remediation on owner’s who need to remove trees…

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Benefits of Home Ownership

Benefits of Home Ownership

Benefits of Home Ownership (Infographic) APPRECIATION Home values have a well documented history of going up over time. This increase becomes equity you can benefit from when you refinance or sell. EQUITY Renting has often been compared to paying 100% interest, but when you own a home and a mortgage…

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Home Renovation

Infographic: 10 Tips for a Successful Remodel

Whether you’re prepping for a sale or renovating the home you just bought, these tips can ensure you come out the other side sane and happy with the result. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTY, CONTACT ME AT 954-632-5100.

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FEMA Flood Zone Definitions

Definitions of FEMA Flood Zone Designations

Flood zones are geographic areas that the FEMA has defined according to varying levels of flood risk. These zones are depicted on a community’s Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) or Flood Hazard Boundary Map. Each zone reflects the severity or type of flooding in the area. Moderate to Low Risk…

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Broward County 2018 TRIM Notice

2018 Property Tax Trim Notices for Broward County Mailed

The Broward County Property Appriaser’s office has recently mailed homeowners their 2018 TRIM notices.  These notices tell property owners their 2018 property assessment, exemptions and preliminary tax estimate. Now is the time to review your TRIM notice and contact the local taxing authority for questions, or to challenge your assessed…

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Staged Homes Sell Quickly

5 Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

Once you have arrived at the decision to sell your home, the clock begins ticking. It is common in the Fort Lauderdale real estate market these days that you will locate your new home first and then you will need to move quickly to sell your existing home. Selling it…

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Homeowner Tax Deductions

Tax Deductions Home Buyers and Sellers Can Take

Most people are aware of the costs involved in both buying and selling real estate. For buyers, your major costs are going to be your down payment and the closing costs that are associated with your home loan. For sellers, there are also closing costs including real estate agent commissions…

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Fort Lauderdale Beach Development 2018

New Developments on Fort Lauderdale Beach

The Fort Lauderdale beach area is slated to have some great changes coming soon. Specifically, the Las Olas Boulevard area and surrounding have 6 projects that have been planned and approved that will bring some nice changes to the area. The exciting improvements will offer a much better plan of…

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