Real Estate Blog


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

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

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

Grouper and Grits

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,

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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

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

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Weather 2015

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

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

Florida Real Estate News and Statistics

When the real estate recovery started over 3 years ago it was hard to accept the good news, especially since we were still in the middle of a recession. Looking

Baked Snapper

Crispy Baked Snapper

This healthy recipe works great with most fish fillets including Sea Bass and Mahi Mahi, but my favorite is Yellowtail Snapper. The fish really comes out crispy and moist, without