What Does That Status Letter Mean? “A”,”B”,”PS”,CS”

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

A = Actively Available B = Back Up Offers Only PS = Pending Sale CS =  Closed Sale X = Expired from the Active Market T = Temporarily Off the Market A = Actively Available – Should be available for you to buy or bid on. Cases where this might not work out. Foreclosure agents rarely […]

ANOTHER Great Reason To Live In Southeast Florida – The Boat Parade!!

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

How many places in December can you enjoy a parade in 75-80 degree weather?   Parties Galore -Traffic increases as people and families rush to get a seat along the intercoastal waterway.     As a resident, if you do not own a home along the intercoastal there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy the […]

Truth for Sellers

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Many properties that are encumbered with a mortgage are still underwater. Whether you are one of these sellers or if you have the good fortune to not be under water, here is a short list of advice for sellers to suceed in selling their properties: • Prepare your home for an inspection. Make it as […]

What Buyers Should Know

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

When someone wants to buy a home, a lot of things come into play: What does the house look like? Will it be of the right size and right number of rooms for me and my family? Is it located in a good neighborhood? But eventually, it all boils down to one thing: NO ONE […]

UPCOMING FHA CHANGES TO MORTGAGE PREMIUM INSURANCE ON LOANS

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Upcoming FHA Changes will reduce the amount of money that a borrower will qualify for. The table below Compliments of Vangie Villamil of VanDyk Mortgage, lays out the cost factors of what monies will cost you now and later when the changes take place. On a $275,000 loan the difference will be $22.12 a month […]

Ten Most Forgotten Items During A Move

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

I read lots of Blogs and always enjoy sharing the good ones on my site. This one by Karen Mordus of Re/MAX Associates-Bear (www.karenmordus.com) was well written. Personally I have cleaned some interesting things out of homes, after the sellers leave. I’m never surprised to find a forgotten Christmas tree in the attic, but was […]

I SEE Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Not I Feel It, I Smell it….Just that I see it!                                                                                                                                                   Translation – I’m not there (Yet?!?!) Last week after two back to back trips to Orlando – One to Walk on Fire At a Tony Robbins seminar (that was beyond exhilarating!)  Then three days later back there for the National Association of Realtors conference for 5 […]

REAL ESTATE LISTINGS & SALES FOR BROWARD COUNTY & PALM BEACH COUNTIES

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Broward County includes well known cities of Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Highland Beach, Hillsboro, Lighthouse Point, Parkland, Plantation, Sunrise, Tamarac and Weston. There are currently 4470­, Single Family Homes LISTED FOR SALEin Broward County. ­­­1759 priced under $250,000 1319 priced between 250,001 and $500,000 497 priced between $500,001 and $750,000 256 priced […]

Good Questions To Ask When Buying a Home

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

I had the privilege of completing a real estate transaction with Claudio & Robyn Petasne of Keller Williams (prior to us being with KW).                     They were very enjoyable to work with.  What I especially liked was the email below that I  received from them as we were wrapping up the transaction. Particularly item #3. Of […]

My Down Payment was a Washer and Dryer

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Talking to my Mom, the other day about the various situations we have with our real estate transaction and one particular transaction where the financing is a challenge. She pipes in, “Our First Home we traded a washer and dryer for our down payment”.       Seriously?!?!  Oh Yes, she was serious.  Said they were coming from […]