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Welcome to the Future

Monica Harvey

The 21st century and its technological marvels are here to stay. Have no doubt about it, there is no going back. As as sit at a computer in Chile not missing a beat and keeping up with the Kardashians and the rest of the world, I came a across the news that singer Erykah Badu  blogged while giving birth, not to be confused with the 20th century saying  "whistle while you work". Read more about it in the link below. I look...Continue Reading!

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What Are The Banks Doing With Your Tax Dollars?

James R Venney CMPS

Wells Fargo is the first of the major financial institutions to announce that it is paying a quarterly dividend of $371.5 million back to the Federal government on the preferred shares the bank issued when it received TARP funds.   Wells Fargo which reluctantly took $25 billion of TARP money says that has been lending aggressively even as it's primary competitors are on the brink of being nationalized. In the fourth quarter of 2008 Wells Fargo made $22 billion in loan commitments and...Continue Reading!

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New Fannie Mae Rules Make It Harder To Get A Mortgage On A Condo In Florida

EWM Marketing

It has just become more difficult to get a mortgage on a condo in Florida. Lending giant Fannie Mae, which buys the majority of home loans from lenders, recently toughened its requirements on mortgages for Florida condos in a move analysts believe will only slow down sales in buildings that are already starved for residents and struggling financially. The new conditions needed to quality include: No more than 15% of a building's unit owners may be delinquent (30 days or more past...Continue Reading!

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Soraia Farah

Beautiful Mediterranean Home in south Gables features  five bedrooms, six bathrooms, family room, kids room, circle drive way and a  Elegant curb appeal. Now reduced to $1,390,000 Soraia Farah 786 201 3830 cell Continue Reading!

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Ocean Ridge in Palm Beach – 6393 N. Ocean Blvd. Price Reduction

Joan Donnelly Ochoa

If you are have been looking for a special piece of property in Florida to build your dream home, you should to consider this one.  This unique Palm Beach oceanfront property has just been reduced in price from $5.5 Million to $3.95 Million.  Located in the Town of Ocean Ridge, this is a 1.26 acre parcel zoned for Residential use.  You can step right out the backyard onto the beach.  This property is rare and if you have been searching for oceanfront residential...Continue Reading!

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EWM Marketing

My intention is to help buyers get the best deal in their desired locations with the least hassle. This week I found a wonderful townhouse in Fort Lauderdale in the prestigious Victoria Park location. It features marble floors, french doors, Roman tub, walk in closets, stainless steel appliances, jacuzzi in master bath, custom cabinets, high ceilings, a private yard and many more amenities.  This townhouse is reduced from $645,000 and is close to the Galleria Mall, fine dining, downtown Fort Lauderdale, the museums, theater and the beach.  You...Continue Reading!

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REAL ESTATE – The Foreclosure Dilema – Government’s Help!?

Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo, AIA

The new Dade County Foreclosure ordinance is already causing problems and delays. It passed with the intent of helping communities cope with abandoned properties and to force the banks to maintain these properties - even when they still don't own them. However the current budget crunch may be turning it into a source of revenues for cash starved government agencies coping with lower tax revenues as a result of lower property values. The results of these actions may have costly consequences for our...Continue Reading!

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Japanese Gardens In Aventura

For the past several days, I have been trying to find beautiful Japanese plants for my front garden, to no avail. There are no great nurseries in north Dade County.  This would be a great start up business for someone with a green thumb and great interest in landscaping and plants.  So many homes in Aventura are townhouses which lend themselves perfectly for the formation of Japanese style gardens which have the history of creating  great beauty in small spaces. Everytime we...Continue Reading!

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Real Estate and Wine

Riley Smith

I just wanted to write a quick post this morning to thank alll those who came out to my Grove Real Estate Talk at Greenstreet last night.  We had our biggest turnout since the start of these events, and I hope that everyone came away with their questions answered and a little more information on the market here in Coconut Grove.  I knew that it was a success when the waiters told me that we had consumed more wine on this...Continue Reading!

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Open Sunday Feb 1st from 1 to 4 – 836 Majorca Ave – Coral Gables

Emilio Prieto

836 Majorca Avenue - $810,00 2,241 Adj SqFt Living area - 5,650 SqFt Corner Lot Bedrooms: 3 (2 downstairs + master upstairs w/walk-in closet and private sun terrace) Bathrooms: 2 (1 downstairs + master upstairs) Den/office off bedroom downstairs with independent entrance Wood floors living areas and bedrooms Terracotta tile with hand painted cabochons insertions foyer area Tile floors kitchen and family room Chicago bricks exterior entrance - patio Cathedral ceilings - Crown moldings - Base boards - Recessed lights - Fireplace Kitchen with new dual fuel range...Continue Reading!

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