What Is Your Property Really Worth?

It is that time of year again when the property appraiser sends us our TRIM notices with our proposed property taxes.  Pay close attention to your Just Value as determined by the Broward County Property Appraiser. By the way, if you disagree with the Just Value in...

Fort Lauderdale Market Update

Is the market slowing down? When we hear about a slowdown in the real estate market, it is frequently associated with bad news, but in our case a little slowdown is a welcome event. We are experiencing a strong recovery that began in 2011 and has featured multiple...

Florida REALTORS Expect 4% to 5% Increase

The National Association of REALTORS® Confidence Index is based on data collected in a monthly survey of 4,290 REALTORS® across the country who on average report expected price increases of 3.7% in the next 12 months. Florida is outperforming the national index with...

Grouper ‘n Grits

Seared Grouper with Smoked Gouda Grits and Tomato Bacon Gravy Lets face it, there is nothing in the title of this recipe that is not delicious – Grouper, Gouda cheese, grits, BACON! I found this recipe at the FL Dept. of Agriculture web site and while it...

News, Statistics and Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Property

Most people only follow one or two resources for their news and frequently the only real estate data we see is on a national level. When evaluating real estate buy and sell decisions it is important to look at various resources including national, state and local...

Mortgage Closings Taking One Extra Week

According to a recent Florida Association of REALTORS® news release, due to new TRID disclosure laws it takes about one week longer to close a loan than it did prior to October 3rd, 2015. “By the end of 2015, it took an average 49 days to close a loan, according...

Fed Raises Rates

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) approved an increase of the federal funds rate this week, the first increase since 2006. “Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes for policy actions to affect future economic conditions, the...

2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boat Show Starts November 5th! With 1,500 boats, 6 miles of floating docks and over 100,000 attendees the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world. It is also a huge boost to our local economy with an estimated impact...

Mortgage Rates Stay Below 4%

12 Straight Weeks Below 4% Mortgage rates have stayed below 4% for 12 straight weeks. When will rates go up? Nobody knows for sure, but its only a matter of time, so if you are thinking of refinancing or purchasing a new home there is no better time than the...
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