South Florida Real Estate Blog

Correcting the Record: NAR Does Not Set Commissions

Correcting the Record: NAR Does Not Set Commissions

Following recent inaccuracies in media coverage, including the false representation or suggestion that the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) requires a standard 6% commission, NAR has issued the following statement: CHICAGO (March 19, ...

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	Upgrade Your Home With These 2024 Design Trends

Upgrade Your Home With These 2024 Design Trends

         Upgrade Your Home With These 2024 Design Trends  One of the best parts of owning a home is the freedom to make it truly your own with design choices that reflect your personality and lifestyle. Whether you ...

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Know The Secrets to a Real Estate Transaction

Know The Secrets to a Real Estate Transaction

Navigating a real estate transaction can be a complex and potentially stressful process. Here are some tips to help make the experience as stress-free as possible: Choose the Right Real Estate Agent:Select an experienced and reputable real estate ...

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7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)  To avoid buyer's remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home. Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, ...

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This Week's Market Update

This Week's Market Update

NATIONAL MARKET UPDATE Sales of new single-family homes rocketed ahead 12.2% in May, up for the third straight month. Reasons? The supply of completed homes has more than doubled since the bottom, and the median sale price is 7.6% ...

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Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide

Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide

Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide Does your current home no longer serve your needs? If so, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there’s a lot ...

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Home values continuing to grow

Home values continuing to grow

NATIONAL MARKET UPDATEZillow reports home values rose 1.4% from April to May, faster than the two spring markets before the pandemic. Low inventory is the reason, which can lead to “bidding wars as buyers compete for limited ...

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National Real Estate Market Update for 2023

National Real Estate Market Update for 2023

National Real Estate Market Update for 2023 There’s an old adage in real estate: location, location, location. But ever since the Federal Reserve began its series of inflation-fighting interest rate hikes last year, a new mantra has emerged: ...

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HONOR and REMEMBER

HONOR and REMEMBER

Remember and Honor Those Who Gave All  In a world often overwhelmed by noise and distractions, it becomes all too easy to forget the sacrifices made by those who gave their all for the United States of America. Yet, it is imperative that we ...

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Why Does it Still Feel Like a Seller's Market?

Why Does it Still Feel Like a Seller's Market?

By Kerry Smith RE usually sees cycles between buyer’s and seller’s markets, but this time it’s a bit different. Supply vs. demand hasn’t changed because both sides pulled back. SEATTLE – New listings fell 21.8% ...

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Market Review

Market Review

Market in Review for the Week of April 3, 2023 The February Pending Home Sales index of signed contracts on existing homes headed north for the third straight month. The National Association of Realtors noted, “the housing ...

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Market Week in Review

Market Week in Review

This Week in Review Black Knight reported purchase loan locks went up 64% from the first to last week of January, the largest jump in five years, as well as a growing trend of homebuyers paying points upfront to permanently reduce ...

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Market Update Week of February 6 2023

Market Update Week of February 6 2023

What's New this week:Spending on residential construction in December was a tick below November’s read. But for all of 2022, residential builders spent just under $900 billion, a 13.3% increase over 2021! Realtor.com reports ...

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Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023 Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have ...

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Last Week Market in Review

Last Week Market in Review

BACK TO THE RALLY... After the prior week's losses, traders put their rally caps back on and sent the three major stock indexes up strongly on signs the Fed is curbing inflation without a big boost in unemployment. The PCE Price ...

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