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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
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The Ugly Side of Waiting for Retirement They say patience is a virtue. Be patient, wait, and that which you deserve will come to you. Sometimes though, waiting is probably the worst thing you can do. In a video, which appeared in Reverse Focus, Shannon Hicks compares retirees who don't take advan...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
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Can Declining Hotdog Sales Affect the 4th of July? This close to the 4th of July, I thought it was appropriate to note the declining sales of hotdogs, which have remained a stable in American cuisine for decades, at barbecues, birthday parties and lazy beach days.  In an article that appeared in ...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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   I was reading the Business section of the Washington Post when I came across an article By the Associated Press, Published: June 30  about: Home price gains bring ‘underwater’ sellers off sidelines, relieving frustrated buyers It told of a great story or better said an inspiring tale of how on...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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This is very interesting and I just had to share...     Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, July 02, 2013   With rising home prices, more home owners are finding they can sell without fear that their mortgage is worth more than their house. The number of sellers coming onto the market is serving as...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
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Reverse Mortgages are a way to gain financial freedom and stability in the current financial climate. A married couple, 62 years of age and older, who live in their primary residence and have enough equity in their home can qualify for a reverse mortgage. While the easiest way is for the couple t...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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Three years ago, complaints began to mount concerning the Department of Housing and Development's treatment of non-borrowing spouses on a reverse mortgage. Erica Jessup, program specialist at the HUD, said at the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Assocation in 2010, “these borrowers were told the...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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    Miami Lakes, 10th Annual 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show. Hosted by: Miami Lakes Cultural Affairs Committee Where: Miami Lakes Optimist Park    6411 NW 162nd  ST When: Thursday July 4, 2013 Festivities begin at 5PM with DJ Adrian Sanchez Live music from Lauren Posey and the Velvet Band...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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Attention Home Owners!!!!   Pending Home Sales at Strongest Pace since 2006. The Miami housing market has limited inventory of homes for sale. Which puts home Sellers in the in the best position in the last several years.  Not to mention that appraisal values have actually caught up and no longer...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
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Retirement is one of those things that to many looks like the light at the end of the tunnel, "I've worked hard and now I've earned my right to relax," but lately this light is becoming darker and darker as the current economic state of the United States keeping pulling everyone under, including ...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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A qualified, competent real estate agent will help you navigate the myriad of decisions that arise when buying and selling a home. An agent provides value to the homeowner in many ways:  Pays for all marketing and advertising costs. Adds experience and expertise in all aspects of the sales proces...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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Survey: Borrowers Fail to Shop Around for Mortgages Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 More borrowers could be able to snag a lower mortgage rate -- and save lots more money on their mortgage costs -- if they would shop around, according to recent data from Fannie Mae’s Novembe...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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  Tactic’s to winning the multiple offer situations, when your buyer cannot compete on price.   Today’s market is very complex and the first-time home buyer keeps losing out to investors.    For a cash buyer: If I am working with a cash buyer I find out upfront how much capital he has to invest i...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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  Guess what?  It is that time of the year again, for the 2012 Miami Lakes Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkin Patch Opens:  October 5 - 31, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Where: Miami Lakes United Methodist Church           14800 NW 67th AVE          Miami Lakes, FL          Florida 33014     Two and a half truckloads ...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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    I came across this article and wanted to share with all Home Owners..   More Home Owners Lifted From Underwater Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, September 13, 2012   As values rise, more home owners are finding equity in their houses again, surfacing after being underwater on their mortgage...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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  What is a short sale? A short sale is the sale of real estate (property) where the amount of the sale is less than the amount owed by the borrower to their lender. This is an alternative to foreclosure. Most lenders will require to be considered for a short sale the borrower to show a type of h...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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                        Are you Struggling to pay your home loan each month?   Do you need to sale but your loan is for more then what the home is worth?   Are you in Foreclosure?   If you answered yes to any of the questions above contact me for a private confidential interview. As a property ow...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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 10 Tips for Sellers. Here’s 10 Tips for Sellers. Selling your house can be stressful. The process can be time consuming and exasperating, but the end result - a successful home sale - is always worth the effort. The best thing you can do to reduce that stress and achieve a seamless transaction i...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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I invite you to join Miami Real Estate with Stephanie Leon.   If you like Facebook and want to be able to follow real estate news and search for a property in real time via a MLS link, straight from your Facebook page then this is the page for you.   Miami Real Estate with Stephanie Leon gives yo...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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  Short Sale Do Close Quick... A recent experience with a Bank of America Short Sale and I just wanted to share. The Short Sale listed in Dec 7 2011 and on Dec 12, 2011 just 5 days active on the market before going under contract. Documents were gathered and the package was sent out within the fi...

By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
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I just wanted to share this article I read... This is great news for Florida and 4 other states. Low inventories are starting to lift home prices with Fla. seeing 4.5% gain; Wyoming No. 1 with 5.9%   Fla. in top five for home price appreciation   NEW YORK – May 10, 2012 – Tighter housing inventor...

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