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Miami Beach real estate buyer tips

What Are The Most Common Mistakes That Home Buyers Make In Miami

What Are The Most Common Mistakes That Home Buyers Make In Miami?

When new buyers decide to finally start shopping for a home, often that decision “to start” is a big one. Next, many more additional steps and considerations need to be taken to make the dream a reality. Along the way, there can be some big unknowns, hurdles, and some failures from bad inspections to other […]

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House In Miami

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House In Miami?

“How long does it take to buy a house in Miami?” is one of the first most important questions buyers have when deciding to make that next step to buy. There are a lot of details and vendors to pull together once you actually go under contract. It’s pertinent to plan in advance so you […]

What Are the Closing Costs When Buying a Home in Miami

What Are the Closing Costs When Buying a Home in Miami?

When buying a home in Miami, many home buyers often underestimate the closing costs. According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all home buyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised […]

6 Ideas to Save Money for Buying Your First Home In Miami

6 Ideas to Save Money for Buying Your First Home In Miami

When buying your first home in Miami, the process may seem daunting. The good news is if you are working with a team of experienced professionals, we can pull the process together to make it easier for you. For many first-time home buyers, the idea of a big down payment and closing costs are terrifying. […]

Buying a Home In Miami Look Closely For These 5 Things

Buying a Home In Miami? Look Closely For These 5 Things

Finally, you are buying a home in Miami, and you’ve narrowed down the search to a handful of listings or less. You’re officially one step closer to turning the key and walking into your new home. However, before you pop the champagne, you’ll first want to make sure that your new dream home won’t actually […]

What To Expect From Your Home Inspection When Buying a Home in Miami

What To Expect From Your Home Inspection When Buying a Home in Miami

When buying a home in Miami, once your offer is accepted the next big step is the home inspection. Depending on the type of property you are under contract for, you may want to consider the following inspections: -General Inspection -4 Point Inspection, Wind Mitigation (for insurance) -Termite -Pool -Septic -Mold -Seawall -Separate plumbing (snaking/video) Over […]

7 Top Questions For Buying a Home in Miami

7 Top Questions For Buying a Home in Miami

When you are starting the process of buying a Home in Miami, there are a lot of unknowns. There are the different types of properties (condominiums, town homes, single-family homes) and many different reasons why sellers sell (family change, relocation, something happy, something sad). Ultimately every single transaction is different. The good news is we have […]

3 tips for buying a home in miami in 2017

3 Tips for Buying a Home in Miami in 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buying a home in Miami takes a little planning as there is a lot to know in advance. From the many different neighborhoods, price points, what you get for your money, insurance, taxes and more! Whew! That’s just the beginning, don’t worry we can best guide you. To make things super simple let’s start with […]

miami real estate tips build up or out

Miami Real Estate Tips Need Extra Square Footage Should You Build Up or Out?

Today’s Miami real estate tip comes from working for over eleven years with literally hundreds of buyers. We definitely have some insight as to what buyers like and don’t like. One of the biggest mistakes we see homeowners make is poor design and architectural choices. Bad decisions around structural design or use of the lot size […]

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade

Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering around 3.5% since June, and many are wondering why there has been such a significant increase so quickly.  Why did rates go up? Whenever there is a presidential […]