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Thanks to some favorable conditions, like perceived value and affordability, international home buyers, especially from Canada, Mexico, China and India are eyeing the U.S. a bit more these days. Over 40% of the international home-buying transactions come from these four countries. And you can capitalize on these buyers more easily than you might think, but first you should learn more about them. These prospects typically come from referrals provided by previous clients and the Internet. Most fall into two categories, with...Continue Reading!
—“The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is giving homeowners and buyers until October 4, 2010 to lock in a low monthly insurance premium,” said Gibran Nicholas, chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that trains and certifies mortgage bankers and brokers. “After October 4, the monthly insurance premiums on FHA loans will increase by over 63%.” What does this mean for home buyers? A home buyer purchasing a $200,000 home using a $193,000 FHA mortgage before October 4 would pay an insurance premium...Continue Reading!
Today's real estate landscape offers some great buys for savvy real estate consumers, especially when it comes to foreclosure properties. Unfortunately, even though there are already a large number of foreclosures on the market, analysts are predicting that yet another wave of distressed properties will crop up in the coming months. As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I, along with my team, have consulted with many clients seeking to capitalize on a foreclosure purchase. We...Continue Reading!
by Ron Lieber Thursday, September 2, 2010 Share provided by It's hard to read the headlines and not conclude that becoming a homeowner is a terrible idea. Last week, the National Association of Realtors announced that existing-home sales in July had fallen an astounding 25.5 percent from the previous year. Sure, there was a federal tax credit in place last summer. But with single-family home sales at their lowest level since 1995 and unemployment still stubbornly high, home prices may fall further. Read entire article... In...Continue Reading!
EWM Realtors is #1 Realtor in Miami-Dade County For The Number of Luxury Homes & Condos Sold in 2010 Esslinger Wooten Maxwell (EWM) Realtors has been the exclusive South Florida affiliate of Christie's Great Estates (a one-of-a-kind, Christie's owned international network of top-tier real estate brokerages throughout the world) for the past decade. This affiliation has been the foundation for the sale of many of South Florida's finest estates. This relationship has been an integral part of EWM's market leadership in...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!
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Want to sell your home? Get out the bucket, mop and Mr. Clean. The key to making a positive first impression is simple, said Sandra Rinomato, host of HGTV’s popular “Property Virgins” show. “Get it clean, clean, clean,” said Rinomato. “If your house isn’t clean, it instantly sends up negative thoughts that the home is not well maintained. If your house is spotless, you’re ahead of the game,” she said. But don’t stop there, advised Rinomato. To increase your chances of making...Continue Reading!
Back-to-school time brings the rush for new lunchboxes, school supplies and clothing. Most of the time, we’re so busy crossing items off our lists we don’t have time to worry about whether the item is eco-friendly or not. If you are looking to reduce your eco footprint without spending extra money this back-to-school season, here are a few ideas to get you started. If your child will carry a lunchbox this year, strive to pack lunches that are 100% waste-free. Start with...Continue Reading!