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State of the Market: Palmetto Bay

Screen Shot 2018-04-02 at 10.38.35 AM There is nothing better than living right next to the ocean, which is why Miami is such a great place to live. But from the Beach to Homestead, there are a wide spectrum of options to choose from. Figuring out the perfect neighborhood for you takes looking at the market and seeing what is best for your family. For mine, Palmetto Bay was the best choice. Why Palmetto Bay? Just a quick drive down picturesque Old Cutler Road or the turnpike, Palmetto...Continue Reading >

How the New Tax Law Will Affect Miami’s Real Estate Market

tax Miami’s real estate market could turn into the Wild West thanks to the new tax law. The massive, complicated tax reform bill was signed into law on December 22, but nobody really knows yet what it will mean for the real estate market in Miami. There are parts of the bill that are clear, while other parts make less sense. This means that it wouldn’t be surprising for the law to undergo changes and corrections over the next few months and...Continue Reading >

Home Maintenance Checklist for This Spring

top-view-or-flat-lay-of-open-notebook-paper-accessories-cube-calendar-and-coffee-cup-on-wooden-background-ready-for-adding-or-mock-up It's such a blissful feeling to step into your brand-new home for the first time. In that moment, we forget about all the upkeep and maintenance that comes with homeownership. That realization will come later. Home maintenance can feel overwhelming chore but it doesn’t have to be. Following a regular schedule of preventative home maintenance is a simple and easy way to keep your house in tip-top shape. Just like regular oil changes for your car keep your engine running smoothly,...Continue Reading >

Why It’s Time to Seriously Consider South Florida for Your New Home: It’s a great place to live

jordan-christian-474856-unsplash For more than a century, we’ve been a fast-growing region because the rest of the country (and Canada too) decides to call it quits by February and move somewhere with better weather. In case you needed further encouragement, here’s why Miami should be on your mind: The weather  Sunshine is great for your mood and overall outlook on life. South Florida has plenty of sunshine and warm weather to go around. Florida is known for getting the most hours of sunlight annually of...Continue Reading >

What You Need to Know About Earnest Money

rawpixel-com-558596-unsplash An earnest money deposit is a huge part of the home-buying process. It can help get you the house you want. With earnest money, you’re telling the seller that you’re serious and committed to buying their house. Without it, you risk losing your dream home to someone who provided earnest money. Earnest money does more than just show your good faith in a transaction; it also helps to fund your down payment. If everything goes as planned, the funds used for your deposit...Continue Reading >

3 Negotiation Tips All Homebuyers Need to Know

ben-white-138762 Buying a home is all about negotiation. Even though you most likely have a realtor to help you through the process (link to previous blog), you should learn some solid research skills to prepare yourself for the negotiation. When you’re buying a house, you want the best price. To get the best deal on the home you’ve always dreamed of, you need to know how to negotiate, when to stick to your guns, and when to wave your white flag and...Continue Reading >

For Sale by Owner Nightmares That Prove You Need a Realtor

douglas-sheppard-522200 It’s tempting to do everything yourself. The sense of satisfaction of doing it on your own, whether you’re changing your oil or fixing a fence, is meaningful. That's why I completely understand when people want to sell their house on their own. The accomplishment of securing a contract on your own feels great…but it often doesn’t make financial sense. The commission on selling a home with a Realtor is often 6%, which adds up to $30,000 for a $500,000 house. And while everyone should...Continue Reading >

The Essential First Steps for First-Time Homebuyers

brian-babb-256298 Buying a home for the first time can be a stressful, albeit exciting, rite of passage. Knowing what your first few steps should be can tremendously lower the amount of stress you’re probably already feeling. Without any further ado, here’s how we tell people they should start: Get Your Finances in Order When you’re about six months out, you need to start organizing your finances. First, this means checking your credit score and making sure your score is maximized. Creditworthiness is a huge...Continue Reading >

What to do After the Storm

hurricane irma Getting Back to Normal After a Hurricane Everyone talks about preparing for hurricanes: making sure you have enough water, batteries and lots of lanterns for when the power goes out, and all of your important documents safe and ziplocked. But not enough attention is given to what happens once the storm passes. With any luck, Irma just left you with some debris and a few hot nights without power. But even if that’s the case, it’s still important to check your property...Continue Reading >

A Checklist for Home Sellers: What to do before you list your home

Drew Kern Real Estate When you’re listing your home, there is so much to do that it can be easy to forget something. You’ll probably remember the big things like making some quick repairs and staging your home. But smaller things may get overlooked. This checklist will help you remember everything you need to tackle as you get ready to sell your home. Review Your Online Listing Google your address and see what comes up, and be sure to look over your online listing. Make sure...Continue Reading >