Buying a Flipped Home? Be Careful!

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Are you buying a flipped home from an investor? Then you should know you need to protect yourself! Investors who buy homes after a foreclosure and fix them up is a popular real estate investment strategy in South Florida.  If done properly, this can work out very well and can result in a great profit […]

Mortgage Rates Decline!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Potential homebuyers who are made cautious by increasing mortgage interest rates in the past few months should act now! Because of the decision made by the Federal Reserve last Wednesday, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages dropped by about a quarter of a percentage point, becoming one of the biggest one-day drops in recent years. Looking […]

Floridians Call for Protection of Endangered Species

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

According to a new survey from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Floridians want to protect endangered species even if it means putting restrictions on their personal freedoms or being fined for violations. The respondents in the study support legal protection for endangered species of all kinds. Because of its climate […]

More Homeowners Will Have Enough Equity to Sell

Friday, September 13th, 2013

More good news for homeowners this month! In the recent U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report for September 2013, RealtyTrac has shown that 8.3 million homeowners have a loan to value (LTV) ration from 90 to 110 percent. These homeowners represent 18 percent of all U.S. homeowners with a mortgage as of the start of […]

Real Estate and Due Diligence

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Lots of real estate websites put importance on doing due diligence prior to placing an offer. What is “FHA” anyway? Despite sounding like a term you’d commonly hear on a legal drama, “Due Diligence” is simply the act of investigating prior to signing a contract. Common sense dictates that “Due Diligence” is an important part […]

Inventory is Easing Up for Home Buyers

Friday, September 6th, 2013

In the past year, the tight supply of homes have defined the South Florida housing market, driving listing prices higher and turning it into a seller’s market. However, this tight inventory is starting to ease up according to local real estate agents and analysts. Ever since prices hit rock bottom in early 2012, investors and […]

International Interior Designer Sets Up Shop in Coral Springs

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

With nearly three decades of experience in the industry, interior designer Perla Lichi has become a world-renowned brand and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to luxury homes and palaces. Now, the globe-trotting designer has unveiled her U.S. headquarters in Coral Springs. A true savant in art history, space planning and color, […]

Affordable Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

As much as summer in Florida is amazing, it can also be hot and sticky. You could turn the thermostat to 80 but you’ll still be sweaty during a heat wave. These little steps cost next to nothing. Keeping the heat low and your savings high, these tips can reduce stress on your air conditioner […]

Top Beaches in South Florida

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

A day at the beach is the highlight of summer. The shore is technically a big sandbox with shells and the waves are much more enjoyable than any dull pool. If you’re in Florida for the summer months, don’t forget to stock up your cooler, pack your towels and bring your sunscreen because days at […]

Buying a Second Home in South Florida

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Do you enjoy your holidays in Florida? Are you tired of having to look for beachfront properties to rent or having to book a room at a substandard hotel because all the good ones are fully booked? Do you find yourself spending more and more time in South Florida? Are you even thinking of living […]