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Looking to Challenge your Property Tax Assessment?

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2008 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes for Miami Dade and Broward counties went out in  the mail a few weeks ago. Many people were surprised to find that their tax assessment value stayed the same or increased in a year where most properties market value actually decreased.  For some basic valuation questions you may want to read this excellent article about the valuation process. If after understanding the valuation process, you are interested in challenging your property tax assessment your window...Continue Reading!

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Bermuda Springs in Weston – Community Garage Sale

Dawn Nicole Witherspoon

It is not very often that a garage sale is held in Weston.  On Saturday October 11th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the community of Bermuda Springs will be holding their annual community wide garage sale.  All residents of Bermuda Springs are encouraged to participate and everyone is welcome to come and shop around you never know what you might find.  The gates to the community will be open at 8:00 a.m. and their will be BSO officers directing...Continue Reading!

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Luxury Condos May Get Tax Break

Gregory P. DiCarlo

 The DiCarlo Group Six Projects including Icon Brickell Built by Jorge Perez’s Related Group and the massive Biscayne Landing project in North Miami could receive 47 million in tax breaks meant to draw business to distressed areas. This proposal would be possible by moving the boundaries of the county’s Enterprise Zone. This 47 million is more than was given to every business in every enterprise zone in the entire state in 2006-07. The county said it would benefit from this as...Continue Reading!

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Walking Distance to South Miami

James A. Heatley

Two affordable single family homes within walking distance of downtown South Miami stores and restaurants.  5101 SW 75 St. is located in the popular High Pines neighborhood 2 blocks from Sunset Elementary.  This home has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths and is priced at $715,000. 7555 SW 65 Pl is several blocks from Ludlam Elementary and close to the South Miami Metrorail station and the South Miami Hospital.  The 3 bedroom 2 bath home is next to a peaceful canal and has had...Continue Reading!

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Directly Biscayne Bay view

Roger Pereira, P.A.

2 bedroom/2 bathroom split directly overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay!!!  The owner, a fashion executive being relocated, meticulously upgraded and styled this unit to perfection.  This 1222 sq /ft unit is located in the very desirable and super convenient  area of the Biscayne Boulevard corridor, just minutes and less than two miles from Miami Beach and downtown Miami.  It’s within walking distance to the metro rail and Omni bus station.  South Beach is a mere five minutes away just over the...Continue Reading!

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Walk to Joe’s Stone Crabs and Nemo- South Beach Rental

Susan Heatley

Enjoy South Beach to the utmost at this SOFI location within walking distance to the beach, Joe's Stone Crabs, or Nemo. Rent this 2br, 2bath refurbished condo with a great kitchen  at 220 Washington Ave., and you will live the South Beach life you have dreamed about.   For rent for $1900 per month.Continue Reading!

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Mark Mattsson, P.A.

For a virtual tour and photos please click on the link below: $599,000.00 STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS FROM: 5055 Collins Avenue,  4-N                                                                                          Miami Beach, Florida 33140 1260 sq/ft renovated top to bottom Marble floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Unbelievable bathroom with oversized tub and dual-head megashower Unique living directly on the beach..... Living in this home affords the Miami Beach lifestyle of: Private beach access on Millionaire's Row/South Beach/Lincoln Road/Marina lifestyle/Downtown Miami/Opera House/American Airlines Arena events/Sobe nightlife/Designer District/Miami International Airport.....and so much more. For more personal attention regarding this property, please contact...Continue Reading!

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2008 Housing Stimulus Legislation: First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

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First time home buyers account for close to 40% of the entire market.  Considering that purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial and lifestyle decisions in one's lifetime, it is important to be aware of existing home buying assistance programs and how to take advantage of them.  Here are the highlights of the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Program: All U.S. citizens who file taxes and who are first time home buyers, defined as buyers who have not...Continue Reading!

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Credit Score and Mortgage Rates

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Your credit score is becoming increasingly important when it comes to securing an attractive mortgage rate.  Due to the sharp rise in foreclosures, mortgage lenders have tightened their standards.  In the past a person could qualify for the best rates available on a mortgage with a credit score of 680.  That number is now 720, and even though it is not the only factor lenders take into account, it is definitely one of the most important.  If you plan to buy...Continue Reading!

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Mortgage rates go down following Freddie & Fannie takeover

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Mortgage interest rates are down from a week ago after the government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  30-year fixed mortgage rates are being reported at an average of 5.88 percent, down from 6.26 percent a week ago.  While federal action was intended to help the struggling housing market by bringing stability to financial and mortgage markets, increasing the loan supply, and encouraging more mortgage lending; this move, according to some economists, could also have an inflationary impact since...Continue Reading!

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