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Mortgage Rates in South Florida

Mortgage Interest Rates on the Rise

Mortgage rates have increased for seven consecutive weeks in the middle of South Florida’s busiest buying season. According to Freddie Mac’s recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey, 30 year fixed rates

Bicycle Riding South Florida Beach

Vacation Rental Properties in South Florida – Q&A

Questions and Answers for Short-Term Rental Investors Short-term rental properties (aka. vacation rentals) are big business in South Florida and are certainly a contributing factor to the rising prices in

Green Real Estate Designation

The GREEN Designation

Spring is here Hello again! In many climates spring is a time of thawing ground, extra rains, blooming flowers, and a sense of freshness in the air. As flowers bloom

Susan's Deviled Eggs with Crab

Southern Style Deviled Eggs with Crab Meat

Susan’s Twist on a Family Favorite Deviled Eggs are always a favorite at any gathering at my house. My friends and family always demandthat I make them the same way

New River Title Fort Lauderdale

New River Title Launches in Fort Lauderdale

PRESS RELEASE: By The Sea Realty Announces Joint Venture with Knight Barry Title Group Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 5th, 2022 – By The Sea Realty announces the launch of New

Your Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle Nesting Season in South Florida

Help Us Protect Our Sea Turtles Updated March 2022 Every Spring, like clockwork, several species of sea turtles return to South Florida to share our beautiful beaches. If you’ve spent

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Market Report

Fort Lauderdale Market Watch – January 2022

Median Price Increases and Record Low Inventory Continue Market: Northeast Broward County – This report covers Northeast Broward County including Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Hillsboro Beach, Deerfield

Mortgage Rates Still Historically Low

Florida Mortgage Rates Still Historically Low

Mortgage interest rates flatten after small increase Mortgage interest rates have flattened over the past week after gradually rising over the past month. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage is averaging

Ceviche with Key West Pink Shrimp and Avocado

Key West Pink Shrimp Ceviche

Ceviche with local pink shrimp and avocado Key West Pink Shrimp are in season typically from November through June, so I always buy them when available. However, our local Gulf

Self Directed IRA Florida Real Estate

Real Estate Investing with a Self-Directed IRA

For Real Estate Investors and Agents Did you know that you can invest in real estate through a Self-Directed IRA (Traditional, Roth or SEP)? A Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) is an

Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Homes Report

Local Market Watch – Fort Lauderdale Ocean Access

Broker Rich Barnhart discusses the latest Market Watch data for single family homes in North Fort Lauderdale with unrestricted ocean access. This real estate report includes waterfront property in Fort