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As 2008 comes to a close, the Florida Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales in Florida rose for the third month in a row in November.  Fort Lauderdale enjoyed a 26 percent increase over the number of homes sold during November of 2007.  Mind you, the median home sales price fe...
01/02/2009
Do you think that we can all learn from the principals behind the amazingly successful series, Dancing with the Stars? It occurred to me that the beautiful dancers, spectacular choreography and the performers' sheer dedication and determination are elements for us to incorporate into our real est...
12/17/2008
On December 1, 2008 Florida banking and mortgage lenders agreed to Governor Charlie Crist's request to aid Florida homestead properties owners by providing foreclosure relief for the next 45 days.  In other words, struggling homeowners can breathe easily through the holidays knowing that foreclos...
12/03/2008
 Last June, the South Florida Business Journal announced a proposal for a new streetcar system called, The Wave, to replace the current downtown Sun Trolley.   The proposed running date: 2012.  The proposed price tag:  $150 million.   Presently, the Sun Trolley (on wheels) conveys approximately 1...
11/05/2008
Here is some noteworthy information for Fort Lauderdale real estate agents with buyers looking to invest in our exciting city.   The City of Fort Lauderdale issued a publication which included the City's strategies since 2004 for improving the city by reducing costs, limiting spending and increas...
10/27/2008
How is your open house traffic in these challenging times?  Typically, the main open house traffic is on Sunday afternoons from 2 pm until late afternoon.  As the Internet gains momentum and videos become the popular option to preview properties, whit is the future for open houses?  Increased gas...
10/15/2008
The south Florida Business Journal reports that despite tight credit restrictions, houses in Florida continue to be in demand for purchase.  The Florida Association of Realtors reported last week that for the second month in a row, single family home sales were up in response to the lowering pric...
10/10/2008
As promised, here is the second half of the "keeping green" tips taken from the MyFloridaClimate.com website.  Interested Floridians, or any environmentally aware reader, will find excellent information on Florida's efforts to reduce the devastating effects of climate change. This website provide...
10/01/2008
The current fuel crunch and soaring airlines prices are driving travelers to look for closer resort destinations with cost effective and convenient travel.  Three major, international airports from Miami to Palm Beach as well as smaller executive airports in the Keys, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pomp...
09/29/2008
No matter how clear one's goals when buying or seller a property, decision making often becomes emotionally and sometimes irrationally driven when negotiating high-end purchases.  This is not bad, mind you, just a proven fact on how the human mind works when analyzing what most people regard as a...
09/23/2008
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