2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boat Show Starts Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 Just like last year the boat show starts Wednesday, October 31st (Prime Time Preview) and ends on Sunday, November 4th. Remember, this was a change they made last year, so the show starts and ends a day earlier.  With...

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Real Estate

If you have ever purchased or sold real estate in the state of Florida then you know there are some very important things that you should understand. Of course you should always have a local REALTOR® representing you in your transaction, but here are some of the most...

Blackened Mahi Mahi Caesar Salad

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is one of the most popular fish for a variety of reasons. First of all, it is probably one of the most delicious and easy eating fish available. The fact is that most people who eat fish enjoy a Mahi sandwich now and then. It is also one of the...

June 2018 Housing Minute

Courtesy of the National Association of REALTORS® this video provides a nice snapshot of the national housing market as of June 2018. Some highlights from the video: Distressed saies were only 3% of total sales, down from 5% last year and the lowest since NAR started...

Report on May Existing Home Sales

Lawrence Yun reports that sales are down 1.4 percent since January even though the economy is doing well and job growth is strong. Median sales price reached an all time high of $264,800 which may be part of the reason sales are down since some first time home buyers...

SPECIAL REPORT: Fort Lauderdale Beach Condos

  This special Local Market Watch report reveals what those of us in the business already know, Fort Lauderdale Beach is hot! Despite higher inventory levels and competition from new construction in recent years, the waterfront condominium market in Fort Lauderdale...

Interest Rate Increases Still Gradual

Every time the Federal Reserve raises interest rates we have a mini panic in the real estate industry. Concerned buyers worry that they cannot afford to buy their dream home anymore and sellers worry that if buyers cannot get financing then shrinking demand will...

Stone Crab Sauce Recipe

Florida Stone crab season ends May 15th and if you’re like me then you’re probably planning a crab binge before the long wait for next season. I absolutely love stone crabs, but some restaurants haven’t quite figured out how important the sauce...

Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2018

Keep an Eye Out For Sea Turtle Nests on the Beach If you’ve been to the beach in South Florida recently then perhaps you have noticed a turtle nest or two. Its that time of year when we need to keep an eye out for the sea turtles that share our beaches. Several...

Housing OK Despite Stock Market Volatility

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for The National Association of REALTORS®, discusses the recent stock market correction. He assures us that “The fundamentals of the economy are strong and the recent stock market correction is a healthy development after the rapid...
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