30-Year Fixed Rates at Lowest Level in 15 Months

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, 30-year fixed mortgage rates are at their lowest levels since January of last year. The average rate as of yesterday’s report was 4.08%. Freddie Mac further reports the following: “While the...

Local Market Watch – NE Broward Waterfront Condos

Year End Data Shows Remarkable Consistency The most popular segment in our South Florida market is definitely waterfront condominiums. These properties appeal to a wide range of buyers including second home owners, investors and even primary residences. Buyers come...

Fixed Rate Mortgages Reach Lowest Level in 12 Months

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Survey fixed rate mortgages have reached a 12 month low. And to think that everyone was panicking about rising mortgage rates just a couple months ago. How long will rates stay low? Who knows, but if you’re...

NAR: January 2019 Housing Minute

Courtesy of the National Association of REALTORS® this video provides a nice snapshot of the national housing market as of December 2018. Some highlights from the video: December sales volume was down 10.3% from last year, but median sales prices were up 2.9% from...

Grilled Key West Style Chicken

This version of the Florida Keys recipe is quick and easy, and healthy! You can marinade the chicken in as little as 30 minutes, or overnight for more flavor. This chicken is delicious when served with any Caribbean style beans and rice, and plantains. For a lighter...

NAR: 2019 Housing Forecast

When REALTORS® met on November 2nd for their annual conference in Boston, chief economist Lawrence Yun shared his forecast for 2019. Here are some highlights. Consumers should expect home sales volume to flatten and home prices to increase, though at a slower pace....

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...
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