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April 28, 2020

What We Can Expect in the Miami Real Estate Market During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. It is touching every industry, every sector, every life. The real estate market is no exception. There is reason, however, to remain cautiously optimistic about the real estate outlook in South Florida. What to Know About the Miami Market As recently reported in the Miami Herald, the Miami-Dade market was continuing to report robust listings and sales of single-family homes and condos well into March, but experts concede that the full impact of the pandemic on the industry may take months to reveal itself. While the industry has faced set-backs during periods of recession, the current pandemic is unlike any other recession in recent history, primarily because there is so much […]
April 7, 2020

Selling in the Pandemic

For those on the housing market right now – whether buying or selling – things may feel a little doomsday. The uncertainty around the coronavirus has everyone on edge, and things are changing by the day. But rest assured, it is not doomsday for the real estate market. In fact, the market is continuing to churn and real estate experts are remaining cautiously optimistic. New listings are being added – albeit at a slower rate, closings are continuing to proceed – even if there are some delays, and we all are taking important health and safety precautions to accommodate a more virtual real estate experience. Yes, the pandemic is top-of-mind for all of us, and that’s why we’re dedicating the […]
March 24, 2020

Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector When Buying a House in South Florida

After you’ve decided to put an offer on a new house, several important steps still need to take place during those weeks counting down to closing. A big one? Getting a home inspection. Certified home inspectors thoroughly evaluate the property and look for potential safety problems or hazards, including those that may be found in structural, mechanical, electrical, and other major appliance systems, among others. Inspections can offer some reassurances and peace of mind about your decision to buy. They can also make sure you are going into your purchase with your eyes wide open. Buying a property that will need a new HVAC system within the next few years may not be a deal-breaker for you, but it is […]
February 25, 2020

Pro Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Pets

You pets are part of your family, but as much as you love them, potential home buyers might not agree. To ensure you’re not scaring away buyers, here are some simple steps you can take to prepare your home for the sale, even if you have pets. Clean, clean, clean – Deep cleaning is a must, especially when it comes to getting rid of pet stains, odors, and hair. Hire a professional if needed and do what you can to control additional dirt or hair from accumulating once your home is on the market. Repair any damage caused by your pet – Scratching or claw marks, chew damage, ripped curtains or screens – these are all serious turn-offs that can […]
February 11, 2020

Top Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Florida Home

Getting your house ready for the market can be a months-in-the-making process. How much you choose to do and don’t do is ultimately up to you, but it’s important to consider how the repairs you make align with your goals, the current market demands, and the buyers you’re targeting, among others. If you’re considering selling your Florida home, I recommend talking with a realtor at least six months in advance in order to discuss these and other important steps that will best ready you and your property for the sale. Among the biggest first steps to take to prepare your home for sale? Making important aesthetic and safety repairs. By being smart with your repairs (paired with successful staging of […]
February 4, 2020

What to Know About Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Despite how common it is, buying and selling a home at the same time is always a juggling act for those in the throes of doing it themselves. Aside from navigating the logistics of moving and attempting to time it right from a convenience perspective, you’re also stuck with the possibility of having to pay two mortgages at once if the purchase and sale don’t align. While it all can feel overwhelming, there are some easy steps you can take to minimize risk and feel confident each step of the way. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying and selling a house at the same time: Understand the current Florida housing market – As market trends shift, […]
July 23, 2019

To Stay or Go? How to Determine if it’s Time to Move On

To stay or go is always a big question. Perhaps you’ve been in your home for decades with the thought of selling only rarely creeping into your thoughts, or perhaps it’s been on your mind since nearly the day after you closed on your house. Knowing when it’s time to move on is a highly personal decision that may be approached from an emotional or financial point of view (and most likely a combination of both). As you weigh the various factors that go into selling a home, buying a home, and physically moving your personal property to that new home, there’s a lot to consider. Here are some helpful signs for determining when it may be time to move […]