South Florida Real Estate Blog

What To Expect From the Housing Market in 2023

What To Expect From the Housing Market in 2023

The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position. As the Federal Reserve (the Fed) made moves this year to ...

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7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price  Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. 1 Consequently, home ...

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The Future Of Florida Property Insurance

The Future Of Florida Property Insurance

Florida’s insurance market has been in a meltdown mode for several years now and this is prior to last week’s historic landfall on southwest Florida from Hurricane Ian. Unfortunately, the category-4 storm packed 155-mph winds and brought ...

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Florida ranks as Best State for Retirement in 2022.

Florida ranks as Best State for Retirement in 2022.

In a study conducted by Bankrate.com, and heavily weighted for affordability, Florida takes the number one spot.Whether it’s kicking back on the porch reading the newspaper, enjoying the outdoors or just being closer to the grandkids, ...

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8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where ...

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Are we going into the next Housing Bubble?

Are we going into the next Housing Bubble?

Are we going into the next housing bubble? Probably not, and here's why according to a recent article in the National Association of REALTORS® Magazine: For one, instead of a housing surplus, like there was in 2008, the nation is facing a severe ...

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10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move  The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can ...

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

 There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when ...

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20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve ...

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What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the ...

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New Emotional Support Animal Law: What’s It All Mean?

New Emotional Support Animal Law: What’s It All Mean?

By Meredith Caruso This year, the Florida Legislature passed a bill affecting emotional-support animal guidance in Florida. The law creates new clarifications for emotional support animals. It’s important to understand exactly what it ...

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The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise. This is making buying a home an increasingly attractive option for many people, especially with ...

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