Archives: November 2016

Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade

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 […]


5 Reasons to Hire a Miami Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling

5 Reasons to Hire a Miami Real Estate Professional When Selling

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Miami Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Reasons You […]


Buying Miami Real Estate: What’s The Difference Between Earnest Money & The Down Payment?

When buying Miami real estate, real estate lingo can be a bit confusing. One of the biggest misunderstandings is about the earnest money deposit and the down payment. When presenting an offer to a seller, your real estate agent is going to ask you how much money you want to put down with the offer. […]


Benefits of Selling Your Miami Home During the Holidays

Benefits of Selling Your Miami Home During the Holidays

If you are thinking about selling your Miami home during the holidays, you are not alone. The timing to sell is not always convenient and sometimes it’s necessary to sell no matter what time of the year. As the holidays are approaching, many people are busy decorating their homes, lighting the tree, and marking their […]


What You Need To Know About PMI? Private Mortgage Insurance

What You Need to Know About PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have Too Much Information (TMI) about Private […]


Selling Your Miami Home The Second Time Around

Selling Your Miami Home The Second Time Around

Selling your Miami home is serious business. When your property doesn’t sell and goes as an expired listing, it can be a frustrating experience. But it doesn’t have to be. Before listing again, take the time with a renewed energy and focus to reposition the property in the market. Maybe this means a real price […]


10 Questions to Ask Every Listing Agent Before Selling Your Miami Home

10 Questions to Ask Every Listing Agent Before Thinking About Selling Your Miami Home

Selling your Miami home is probably (hands down) one of the largest and most important financial transactions you’ll ever perform. Going it alone is never advised when it comes to a home sale as there are just too many moving pieces for a seller to be able to effectively navigate them while protecting their own […]


10 Things You Must Do Before Listing Your Miami Home For Sale

10 Things You Must Do Before Listing Your Miami Home For Sale

While it’s true that the spring and summer are traditionally great times to sell because buyers are interested in moving in before the school year starts, Miami can be great throughout the year due to the second home buying market and investor pool of buyers. Now is when our high season in Miami is starting […]


The 7 “To-Do’s” for Effective Home Staging When Selling Your Miami Home

The 7 “To-Do’s” for Effective Home Staging

Home staging is one of the most important parts of selling your Miami home. Some sellers are natural stagers and have already staged the home to perfection, while others need a little help. We pride ourselves on being your partner through every step of the selling process. From listing your property to introducing you to […]