Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Market Watch

Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America”, a name that was assumed by the city and added to its seal back in the 1920’s. In reality Fort Lauderdale dwarfs Venice with 165 miles of waterway compared to only 26 miles for our Italian...

Manatee Season 2018 in South Florida

The Manatee Season in Broward County runs November 15th to March 31st Its that time of year again where our favorite waterway inhabitants begin their annual migration. Manatee season starts in just 3 weeks, which means slower speeds for boaters in our inland waterways...

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...

CNBC: Mortgage Rate Discussion with Mark Fleming

First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming discusses rising mortgage rates on CNBC. Mark provides a calm and cool perspective on why we shouldn’t panic about rising rates. Mark Fleming talks about rising mortgage rates from...

Key Lime Pie Recipe

A Florida favorite, this pie is actually pretty easy to make. If you must substitute or if you are short on time, then you can certainly use a pre-made frozen graham cracker crust, but its just not the same. If you can’t find key limes then try Nellie and...

NAR: September 2018 Housing Minute

Courtesy of the National Association of REALTORS® this video provides a nice snapshot of the national housing market as of August 2018. Some highlights from the video: August Sales were down 1.5% from last year, but median sales prices were up 4.6% from last year....

NAR: August 2018 Existing Homes Sales Report

Here is the August 2018 Existing Home Sales Report from Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales are down slightly, but median prices continue to rise. The data implies that many buyers may be sitting on the sidelines waiting for...

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 sales were only 3% of total sales, down from 5% last year and the lowest since NAR started...
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