Category: Real Estate Trends

Real Estate Trends Green by Committee
2013 March Green by Committee

 Green truly is the new black in South Florida. As more and more condos and HOAs  look to save money as expenses rise, more and more boards and unit owners are  exploring ways to incorporate “greening” into their building community.   …

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Real Estate Trends May I Help You?
2013 January May I Help You?

 For most people, there simply are not enough hours in the day to do everything  that needs to be done. We rush to pick the kids up from school, make it to that  impromptu work meeting that just got called or even find the time to grab som…

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Real Estate Trends Getting to Know All of You
2012 December Getting to Know All of You

 Whether you're in an urban high-rise or a sprawling suburban condo development,  it can be hard for a new resident to get to know their neighbors. Do you strike  up a conversation in the elevator or the laundry room, or hang around the  b…

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Real Estate Trends Good News Ahead?
2012 December Good News Ahead?

 Local realtors are confident that opportunities await buyers and sellers alike  in South Florida’s 2013 residential real-estate market. The doldrums of the 2006-2010 recession  may finally be in the rear-view mirror. Although prices are t…

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Real Estate Trends Revisiting Reverse Mortgages
2012 October Revisiting Reverse Mortgages

 Florida has the highest percentage of seniors in the United States; approaching  20 percent of the state's population is over 55, according to the latest U.S.  Census. And because of the large numbers of senior citizens residing here, The…

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Real Estate Trends Don't Get Caught Short
2012 July Don't Get Caught Short

Despite being surrounded by both salt and fresh water, many cities and towns in South Florida face ongoing water management issues. According to the South Florida Water Management District, more than 7.7 million people—plus the environm…

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Real Estate Trends Best Impessions
2012 March Best Impessions

As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and for homebuyers, that first impression is almost always the view from the street. No matter how deluxe the accommodations inside, if the property’s ext…

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Real Estate Trends Managing Properties in Tough Times
2012 January Managing Properties in Tough Times

The economy cratered—to use a term in popular parlance at that time—in September 2008, with the collapse of too-big-to-fail Lehman Brothers. While the measures undertaken by the federal government and the Federal Reserve averted complet…

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Real Estate Trends Aging in Place
2012 January Aging in Place

Citizens over the age of 65 comprise nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population—just under 40 million seniors. By 2030, it is estimated that 72 million Americans will be over the age of 65, nearly doubling those numbers. Where this volume …

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Real Estate Trends The Real Estate Outlook
2011 December The Real Estate Outlook

 As the economy sputters along and unemployment rates remain steady at more than  nine percent, there isn’t call for celebration. Whereas the real estate market was also lumped in with  these aforementioned Great Recession causalities, in …

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