What To Do Before Applying for a Single Family Home Mortgage

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Everyone has a checklist for our personal goals, whether it is written in a journal or just being kept as a secret in the back of your mind. Although time will always march on, you cannot deny the fact that you and your family want to enjoy the holidays and all the things that make life worth living in the place you call your […]

Home Inspection Tips That Every Home Buyer or Seller Should Know

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Buying a house is one of the biggest investment that a person can make. Although it is rewarding despite the stressful process of contract negotiations and lots of paperwork for the mortgage application, owning that new home doesn’t stop there. Part of the process is the home inspection. The following are home inspection tips that every […]

Coral Springs Gears Up for Entryway Construction

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Coral Springs is getting ready to impress people even more as they make their way into the city! As part of a massive effort to increase the city’s aesthetic appeal, Coral Springs officials approved a contract with a Fort Lauderdale-based firm for an entryway to be constructed at the east entrance of the city on […]

It’s Still Much Better to be a Homeowner!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Even as home prices in South Florida report this month, a recent real estate report shows it makes better sense to buy a home that to rent. The report shows buying is 52 percent more affordable than renting in Palm Beach County. As for Broward County, buying is more affordable than renting by 47 percent. […]

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 […]