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Property Sales Drop in Broward County Again.

Three years and counting. Sales of existing homes in Broward County declined in July, just as they have for 36 of the past 37 months. That dismal trend isn’t likely to change soon as lenders across the South Florida housing market make it tougher for consumers to qualify for mortgages. Analysts don’t expect the housing slump to end until the second half of 2008 or later, in part because the recent credit crunch is thinning an already small group of would-be buyers. ...Continue Reading!

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Still Confused about the Property Tax Legislation!

Debra Spadafora

If you are still confused or were not able to attend the property tax presentation on Wednesday. Here are some links that may help. FAR's property tax tool kit (including PowerPoint presentation) FAR's website or FAR's Legislative Website House Bill 1 Legislation or Florida Senate Session Miami-Dade Exemption Comparison Calculator Dept. of Revenue's Roll-back Rates Info Continue Reading!

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Three New Associates Join EWM’s Las Olas Office

Misty J. Slater

THREE NEW SALES ASSOCIATES JOIN ESSLINGER WOOTEN MAXWELL REALTORS’ LAS OLAS OFFICE FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (Aug 29, 2007) - Esslinger?Wooten?Maxwell (EWM) Realtors, one of the largest residential real estate firms in the U.S., announced today that three new sales associates have joined its Las Olas branch office; Greg Horton, Marge Matinale and Renee Mitchell. Horton is a true Floridian having lived in the Ft. Lauderdale area all his life. He has worked in the real estate industry for seven years, earning...Continue Reading!

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Dee Quintero

The recent article in the Miami Herald about 1977 THEN & NOW 2007 was very interesting to someone like myself who grew up in Miami. My first vist to the Parrot Jungle in the 1950's was with my grandparents who were visting from New Jersey. I was very fortunate to take my grandchildren to the Parrot Jungle in Pinecrest and share my memories prior to the change from the Parrot Jungle to Pinecrest Gardens. I have also been fortunate to sell real...Continue Reading!

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Don’t Forget Our Wounded Soldiers

Joan Donnelly Ochoa

I am a Blue Star Mom and my son, Sgt. Jason Mahle, US Army- 82nd Airborne, is serving in Iraq. Recently, I recieved Information on an organization dedicated to serving our wounded service men and women. I believe this organization provides such a valuable service, so I just had to tell you all about them. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a non profit organization based in Jacksonville and helps thousands of wounded Soldiers around the country. According to John...Continue Reading!

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Real Estate Dictionary: Market Bifurcation

EWM Marketing

One of the interesting things to note in today's South Florida's real estate market is that the more expensive the property, the better the market is performing. Bifurcation according to Wikipedia is the division of a whole into two parts. With that in mind, you can grasp the idea of Real Estate Market Bifurcation - the super luxury market in South Florida is a market operating unto itself separate and apart from the rest of the market. The...Continue Reading!

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Platinum Condominium Auction Sept. 20- Let’s Make A Deal?

Anita Cachaldora

Everyone will be watching this Absolute Auction. This is the first time anything like this has been offered. It will be a great opportunity to purchase at below market prices. Watch history in the making!Developer Close-out on the 20 remaining condominiums. No minimum, No reservations. 8 of the condominiums will be sold to highest bidder(s) regardless of price. Panoramic Breathtaking views of Beautiful Biscayne Bay just minutes to Downtown Miami. Platinum Condiminium, 480 N.E. 30th Street Miami, Florida 33133Continue Reading!

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Mortgage Marketing Mayhem: Look out for the latest scam!

Christopher Zoller

I'm sure that at some time you have received a notification that you are eligible, as a member of a class, to participate in the (hopeful) rewards of a successful class action lawsuit. You probably know what the forms look like: LEGAL NOTICE BY ORDER OF THE COURT. Lots of legalese. Options for you to participate in the suit and or opt out. Generally they will name the original plaintiff and you need to...Continue Reading!

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STOP THE CAR!!! 767 Verona Lake Drive, Weston, Florida

Marty V. Smetanka, P.A.

Have you dreamed of having your own pool with a SLIDE ??? This slice of Tropical Paradise comes with a Resort style free form POOL and SPA and SLIDE!!! Tucked away in beautiful Weston Lakes this dream home offers you SPECTACULAR SUNSETS and outdoor parties that will delight your friends...Your own private, fenced over-sized yard for the kids and their friends!!! Just Imagine....... GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD GREAT SCHOOLS GREAT SHOPS and RESTAURANTS GREAT CONVENIENT LOCATION GREAT YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS GREAT GATED SECURITY Sounds GREAT doesn't it! You too can...Continue Reading!

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Yes, You Can Get A Jumbo Mortgage and at A Great Rate!

EWM Marketing

Don't believe everything you hear or think for that matter....the media has been spreading rumors that Jumbo mortgages (those over the conforming loan limit of $417,000) are either not available or are very difficult to qualify for and only offered with very high interest rates. Neither of these things are true. It is however, true that in the current mortgage environment if you are working with a "mortgage broker" or even a "correspondent lender" in all likelihood you will be...Continue Reading!

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