Maria Olmo doesn’t like her chances of paying off her new, 40-year mortgage. “I’ll die before it’s paid off,” said Olmo, who got her 30-year mortgage modified because she was at risk of losing her home to foreclosure. “This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in years. They didn’t take my age or my income into consideration.” Since last year, companies servicing delinquent mortgages have been under orders from the federal government to modify the loans rather than foreclose...Continue Reading!
Archive for August, 2010
I blogged recently about the HUGE % rate reduction I got from a major bank on a credit card. (29.9% to 7.99%) Consequently I spent about 5 hours on the phone and spoke with 5 people to get the rate reduced on another card. (This is the 'major' credit card of 'all' credit cards). Again, fortunately I have not had a need to carry a balance, so I am 'a credit card bum'...I charge, pay and they get no interest. I have 2...Continue Reading!
A home buying guide published recently by the Appraisal Institute teaches home buyers when to buy, how to find a real estate agent, how to choose the best home on the market and more—all from the uniquely unbiased perspective of a real estate appraiser. An Insider’s Guide to Home Buying by Mark R. Rattermann, MAI, SRA, notes that real estate appraisers are professionally trained to render an objective opinion of a home’s value. Because they are not paid by sales...Continue Reading!
Yacht Club at Brickell | Miami Apartment Rental YACHT CLUB AT BRICKELL Yacht Club at Brickell Apartments address 1111 Brickell Bay Dr Miami, Fl. 33131 Yacht Club at Brickell Offering corporate and short term rental units in Brickell. Furnished and unfurnished: 1-3 beds. About Yacht Club at Brickell Year Built: 1998 Number of Floors: 31 Number of units: 357 Sq. Ft. range: 872-1,867 Beds: 1-3 Baths: 1-3 Yacht Club at Brickell Amenities: - Secured entrance - Gym - Business Center - Pool / Spa - Tennis Court - Billiards Room - Assigned parking - Centrally located in Miami BrickellContinue Reading!
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It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina came roaring into the Gulf Coast, dramatically changing New Orleans and the lives of those who called it home. While there is very little homeowners can do when facing a natural disaster of that magnitude, the anniversary is an important reminder that with a little planning and preparation, homeowners can better protect their home and family from a disaster. The experts at HouseLogic—a free, comprehensive consumer website about all aspects of homeownership—say that with...Continue Reading!
Country Isles Weston Homes | Real Estate Sale Rental Country Isles Weston Homes and Real Estate in Florida Country Isles Weston features single-family homes nestled around beautiful lakes. Many homes offer multi-car garages, heated pools and screened patios as well as tall palms in manicured yards. Country Isles Weston homes provide a heated swimming pool to residents and within minutes of many A-rated schools, championship golf courses and the Weston Town Center. Whether you are looking for a small or large home...Continue Reading!
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This beautiful four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, two-car garage estate is situated on a corner lot in the prestigious area of Davie, Florida in Grove Estates on a lushly landscaped builder's acre. This custom-built home has over close to 4,000 square feet of living area. Many features include: Central-vacuum system All new light fixtures newly carpeted Fireplace New hurricane garage door. The contemporary kitchen would amaze any of today's gourmet. It boasts: Open architecture with vaulted ceilings Recessed lights Modern black appliances Pendant lighting hanging over the bar Light maple cabinetry with plate racks and crown molding There...Continue Reading!
Grovenor House has had 13 sales so far this year, compared to only seven in 2009! There are currently 2 under contract and enough time for more to sell and bump that number even higher. More good news is that the price per square foot is up impressively, too. Last year's average square foot price was $518 while this year the number is $570. To illustrate clearly what this means let's use one of the three bedroom, three and a half bathroom units...Continue Reading!
The area of Coral Gables known as the Sunrise Harbour neighborhood has been particularly active this year. There have been 15 single family homes sold (10 sold in 2009) and there are currently 23 for sale. Properties here range from small ranch style homes priced in the $600,000's all the way up to multi-million dollar waterfront homes. Map Of Sold Homes - Sunrise Harbour Map Of Homes For Sale - Sunrise Harbour To view a list and photos of all the homes currently for sale in...Continue Reading!
The summer is finally ending and economic life has returned to Downtown South Miami. Miss Val was back at the Blue Mall on Red Road and reported that the "moms" have returned, the kids are back in school, and shoppers are all around again. Miss Val's brother, Terry,who had filled in for her when she was away, reported that Cafe Pastis at 7310 Red Road has gotten busy again. I shop for groceries at Whole Foods located at 6701 Red...Continue Reading!