Agnes Gray and Ellen Mitchel's Blog Posts

South Florida Housing Turns Marginally More Affordable University Real Estate Index Shows

The quarterly Beracha, Hardin and Johnson Housing Affordability Index measures the percentage of income dedicated to housing payments, and the cost of homeownership relative to average annual income

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Florida Remains A Hotspot For Commercial Real Estate Development

It’s not just your imagination: Florida is booming. The state ranked fifth in the U.S. for all commercial real estate development, according to an annual survey by an affiliate of the National

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With Taxes Rising Elsewhere Downtown Can Add To Its Gains

Give credit where it’s due to Miami’s Downtown Development Authority for consistent, successful focus on enticing niche financial operations to Miami, adding high-income jobs, ultra-high-income

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Mortgage Rates Plummet To Lowest Levels In Nearly 2 Years

Mortgage rates fell for the sixth straight week, hitting their lowest point since September 2017.The 30-year fixed-rate average slid to 3.82 percent and the 15-year rate hit 3.28 percent this week,

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Thomas Armour Youth Ballet Is Changing One Child At A Time

When sports journalist Claudia Chang Trejos faced a difficult period in her life, an after-school ballet program helped her overcome obstacles. Now, her daughter, Glades Middle School student Sophia

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Sellers Dont Even Think About Listing Till You Answer These 10 Questions

There are a ton of issues sellers need to consider before sticking that for-sale sign in their yard. Here are 10 questions (with answers) that I am sharing with you for a dose of truth about selling

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Miami Named Among The Top 10 Best US Cities

To determine the list of best big and small cities in America, Resonance collected public data on cities that focused on 23 different criteria, including crime rates, air quality, housing

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Miami Beach Makes Travelchannels Best City Beaches List

Miami Beach, Miami Unlike many cities, where urban beaches tend to be an afterthought, Miami Beach is one of the city’s top draws. The long, sandy stretch is comprised of South, Mid- and North

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Broward SingleFamily Home Sales Surge Double Digits

MIAMI — Broward County single-family home sales, median sale price, dollar volume and luxury transactions increased year-over-year in April, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI)

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Miami Ranks Among The Top 10 Buyers Markets In The Country

Housing markets nationwide are expected to have a slow 2019, which could be good news if you’re in the market for a new home.Many of the country’s warmest cities are likely to see sales cool the

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Happy Pesach And Easter

I hope this holiday fills your heart and home with love and joy.Please follow this link, Custom Home Search, to view information on everything you need to know about your new.

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Happy Easter 2019

I am really looking forward to my daughter Heather coming in town and spending the holidays together. I have already picked up the briskets and will be making and freezing them tomorrow but what I

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Miami Ranked No 13 For The Best Place To Start A Business

MIAMIImmigrants, incubators, and innovation have given this beach town the highest rate of entrepreneurship in the country.Tourism is a multibillion- dollar driver, but this immigrant-rich area also

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Luxury Market Report For March 2019

The Institute's Luxury Market Report is your guide to luxury real estate data and trends for North America. Produced monthly, this report provides an in-depth look at the top residential markets

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Florida 2030 The BluePrint To Secure Floridas Future

Florida is preparing for a time of unprecedented change. By 2030, we will be home to 26 million residents and one of the most diverse populations in the world. Florida 2030 offers a strategic

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Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week

Want to have fun in Broward this week without emptying your wallet? You’ve come to the right place.We’ve got tips on lots of free and cheap ways to have fun, from Hallandale Beach to Coral

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Ellen Mitchel On Gold Coast Magazine

Ellen Mitchel of the Prestige Estate Team of RE/MAX Allstars member of the Master Brokers Forum has been featured in the distinguished Gold Coast Magazine.Before you get in that agent’s car, make

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Las Olas Wine And Food Festival Coming To Fort Lauderdale April 5

Walk, nibble, sip, repeat. The 24th annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival will take place Friday, April 5, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. More than 50 South Florida restaurants and over 40 wineries,

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10 Cities Where Mortgage Payments Are Cheaper Than Rent

Many financial experts say owning rather than renting a home is a good way to build wealth.If you're in that camp, there's some good news: Personal finance website LendingTree found

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Americas Third Safest City Is Right Here In South Florida

Weston is the third-safest city in the entire country, according to a report from security system review site SafeHome.com Wherever you go around here, Florida Man may be lurking, but he

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How Does A Veteran Or Non Veteran Applicant Affect A VA Loan

A very popular question I’ve been getting is how being a veteran or non-veteran applicant affect a VA loan? How does it work or does it work? William Caban is here with us to answer these types of

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Your Personal Sanctuary 6 Bathroom Trends For 2019

Now that 2019 is well underway it’s time to dig into the current trends and discover the new ideas people are raving about this year. One big room to focus on in 2019? Bathrooms. These rooms are

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Condo Approved List For February

You can buy these condos with as little as 3% DOWN! NO CONDO QUESTIONNAIRE! Please call me at 954-292-6412 with any questions.Finding your next house is simply a click.

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Complimentary Day Pass To MIAMI Boat Show On Feb 1418 Call For Volunteers

Sea Tow Foundation, a national nonprofit charity that advocates for boating safety, is asking for volunteers to help fit children with loaner life jackets when they walk on the docks at theMiami

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Hyde Beach House

HYDE BEACH HOUSE4000 South Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019Number of Floors: 43 stories (446’) Number of Condo Units: 77Decorator Ready Units; unrestricted use (Tile flooring included)Number of

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Homestead Exemption

File for Property Tax Relief Before It's Too Late! If your new property is your primary residence, then you may qualify for a Homestead Exemption! The exemption will reduce the assessed value

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Its Happening In Hollywood V

There is always something fun to do in Hollywood! Here are some fantastic events that you should come and experience.Captain is Hollywood Art ExhibitionWednesday, January 23The ArtsPark at Young

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Why Wynwood

Wynwood which has become very popular, hip and trendy in part due to the amazing murals on the walls which have been done by local artists. Is there more to Wynwood then those great murals?

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Miami Named The Sixth Healthiest City In The WORLD

As we all know... most of us in South Florida are pretty fit and healthy. Folks run along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk or Miami Beach’s boardwalk or they’re cycling along the beaches of

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Las Olas Art Fair Is Free Event In Fort Lauderdale

The Las Olas Art Fair is a big event going on in Fort Lauderdale this weekend. It is ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation and continues to be one of the most anticipated art

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Can Roofretrofitting Help Save You Money

Jay Wiley talks about roof retrofitting. What is it and how does it save us money? Come and check out what he has to say. The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home

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Broward Condo Sales Rise For Eighth Consecutive Month

MIAMI — Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the eighth consecutive month in November as total Broward home sales increased 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to a new report

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Its Happening In Hollywood IV

This great program is coming up again where Hollywood Residents are able to pick up 20 gallons of free exterior paint. As a realtor I can attest that fresh paint is one of the easiest and most

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Its Happening In Hollywood III

The Miami Area has an abundance of year round activities that make it such a fun and lively place to live in. Please check out below for just a snippet of all of the things that are planned for the

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How Title Insurance Insurance Works

Hi everyone... Today Melinda Grimaldi explains to us about Title Insurance. How does it work exactly and do you really need it? Watch and find out! Check out our playlist. It has different

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Community Enhancement Collaboration Explained

Hi everyone... We recently made this video that is something very close to my heart. The Community Enhancement Collaboration is something that I have not hear of up until recently and I

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Broward Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend Surge 20 Percent In October

MIAMI — Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the seventh consecutive month in October, this time rising 20 percent year-over-year, as total Broward County home sales surged 15.1

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School Finder

Your personalized guide to schools in your area! GreatSchools.net is the nation’s leading online guide to K-12 schools, including objective information for public, private, and charter.

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Free Money

 Free MoneyFrom the State of Florida Forgivable 4% GrantFlorida Housing has unveiled a new program offering $77 million towards affordable homeownership through the GO

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Fort Lauderdale Dining Guide

Below is a list of dining options in the Fort Lauderdale area. For more information, click on one of the listings to go to a DiningGuide profile of that restaurant.Asian, Chinese,

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Financing US Real Estate

For purchasers who are able to pay cash and who seek medium and long term placements, the real estate market in Miami, Florida offers very attractive investment opportunities. Even if you require

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Finance Information

Fixed-Rate LoansThe fixed-rate mortgage is the most popular mortgage program in use today. Fixed-rate loans offer the borrow a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan, typically 15 to 30 years.

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FHA Approved Condos

Search here for FHA Approved Condominimums. If you can't find the condo by name, make sure to also try city, then zipcode.  For some reason the condo names are not consistently listed on all

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Buying A Home Here Are Things NOT To Say

When buying a home there are several things you should avoid saying in front of the owners of the home and their Realtor. Of course you want to be upfront and honest as possible with your Realtor

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Asbestos Concerns

Many sales agreements mention asbestos by saying "the buyer is aware asbestos may be used in the construction of this home." This can be a little unsettling. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and

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9 Ways To Avoid Foreclosure

Short Sale: Avoid ForeclosureThere may be another option to save you and your home from foreclosure. Short sales allow you to avoid foreclosure and salvage your credit.Below are options available to

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3 Percent Down Payments Are Still Possible

If you have been wanting to purchase a new home but have counted yourself out of the equation due to the fact that you cannot come up with the down payments needed, don’t count yourself out just

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Total Miami Home Sales Surge A Year After Hurricane Irma

MIAMI — Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 35.7 percent last month a year after Hurricane Irma brought minimal damage and stalled hundreds of sales in September 2017, according to a new

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House Hunting For First Time Homebuyers

A lot of buyers, especially first-timers, worry about whether or not they’re going about their home search the right way. On the one hand, buyers fret that if they find their "dream home" too

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7 Essential Steps To Selling Success

Knowing and using these 7 essential, yet simple steps is crucial to achieving the best deal possible – whether you decide to sell your home yourself or hire a professional real estate agent to

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Questions To Ask Before Listing

Choosing the right Realtor to sell your home can be difficult, especially when they all sound so convincing. The following list of questions will not only help you select the right Realtor, but will

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Finding Your Homes Best Selling Price

Statistics show that the best opportunity to sell your home is often within the first few weeks of putting it on the market. This can be good news, or bad, depending on your motivation. Some homes

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The Sellers List Of 25 Easy FixUps

The condition of your home will have a huge impact on how fast it sells, and its eventual selling price. Preparing your home for sale can pay you huge dividends. Many fix ups cost very little and

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Is Your Home Wired To Sell

The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated. In older homes, knob and tube type wiring was the norm, replaced

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Staging Your Home To Sell

The greatest way to show a home is to have a key available. This is typically done by placing it in a secure lock box, provided to you by your Real Estate Professional. This will give agents, with

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Making Your Home Shine

It’s a common fact that clean homes net more money. Most people are turned off by even the smallest amount of uncleanness or odor when looking at homes to purchase. Sellers lose thousands of

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Representing Your Best Interest

In today’s real estate market it is more important than ever to have a professional who truly represents your best interest. A qualified listing agent works for you — the home seller. Here

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Pricing Your Home To Sell

Did you know the best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks? It’s true. Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will

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Investing In Plumbing Repairs

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including your own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems

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A Little Painting Works Wonders

New paint makes the entire home smell clean and neat, and can bring sellers top dollar. If your home has chipped paint, exposed wood, or surfaces that looks faded, it’s time for new paint. If your

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Make The Most Of Curb Appeal

Most buyers choose to drive by your home first before wanting to set an appointment to view. An attractive yard that is free of debris will gain interest quickly. Make sure that trees are trimmed

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Questions To Ask Any Agent

1. How long have you been in residential real estate in our area? If they have not been in local real estate for several years, they have not been involved in the cyclical market that has defined

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Closing Costs Explained

Here is an overview of the types of closing costs you may incur on your loan. Some are one-time fees, while others reoccur over the life of the loan. When you apply for your loan, you will receive a

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How Much House Can You Afford

Determining how much home you can afford, or what payment you feel comfortable with, can be a trying process. Calling lenders, looking at mortgage loan programs and interest rates can be confusing,

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Energy Efficient Windows

Single pane, double pane, thermo pane, triple pane windows, plain glass, leaded glass, low “e” glass, wired glass, and tempered glass, too. WOW – There’s a lot to know! Some children

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Plumbing Alert

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including our own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems

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Lead Paint

All sellers with homes built prior to 1978 are required to fill out a lead-based paint disclosure form and provide you, the buyer, with a lead-based paint educational booklet in any sale. Lead is a

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Home Insurance

When purchasing a home, you will need to acquire homeowners insurance. In fact, all lenders will require a policy be in force prior to funding the loan. Make sure you have enough coverage, should

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Insulation R Values

The most important thing to be aware of with insulation, other than the safety issues of urea formaldehyde and asbestos (covered elsewhere), is the R value, or the insulating factor. The higher the

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Home Heating Sources

Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your home. Heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home’s energy use. Various systems include

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Asbestos Disclaimers

Sellers can be a little confused when they are asked to sign an asbestos disclaimer. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and when exposed, tiny particles can be released into the air you breathe. 

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Miami FL Real Estate Investor Opportunities

Why Buy In Miami?1.Affordable Real Estate – The local market offers record affordability, amenities, & seller incentives; 50% more affordable in the last five years; weak U.S. dollar gives greater

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The Top 20 Reasons To Visit And Buy In Broward County

1. Record Affordability – The local market offers record affordability, amenities and seller incentives; 50% more affordable in the last five years; favorable currency exchange offers greater

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20 Reasons To Buy In Miami

1. Affordable Real Estate – The local market offers record affordability, amenities, & seller incentives; 50% more affordable in the last five years; weak U.S. dollar gives greater discounts for

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Home Wiring

The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated. In the older homes, knob and tube type wiring was the norm,

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Eight Insider Tips For Home Buyers

1. Be a Pre-Approved Buyer: A pre-approved buyer always has the advantage in an offer situation. Becoming pre-approved is very easy: you complete your loan application with a credit check prior to

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Avoid The Top 10 Selling Mistakes

Serious about selling your home? Before you sign anything, read about these common mistakes that home sellers make: 1. PRICING TOO HIGH: It’s no secret, price is everything. Overpricing does

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Save Thousands On Interest And Taxes

Purchasing a home can save you money very quickly. FIRST, you will save on taxes because the interest on your home mortgage is tax deductible. If you rent, your landlord gets the break.SECOND,

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Get Cash To Sell The Miami FL Home You Cant Afford

Since the beginning of the housing crisis, millions of homeowners have found themselves pinned in by their financial circumstances and chained to a mortgage on which they owe more than their home is

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Press Release Agnes Gray Attends InvitationOnly Luxury Real Estate Conclave

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information, please contact:   Agnes M. Gray,  MS, CRS, CREO, CLHMS, CDPE Relocation & International Specialist Luxury Home Specialist RE/MAX

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How Long Will Mortgage Interest Deductions Last

The mortgage-interest deduction (MID) may be your favorite tax break, but be aware that it has some impressive enemies.  For years the government has allowed homeowners to lower tax bills by

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Boomerang Buyers Back After Foreclosure

The Wall Street Journal has reported that families who lost their home to foreclosure following the housing crash a few years ago are re-emerging and looking to buy homes again. In order to

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NAHREP South Florida 2nd Annual PicnicRegister Now

NAHREP's family picnic for South Florida is coming December 8. Last year was a blast!  This year's event promises to be even better!  What a great way to kick off the holiday season.I

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Press Release Homeowners Being Crushed By The Stress Of Foreclosure Often Unaware Of Options

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Is The Strain Of Foreclosure Crushing You You Have Options

A lot has changed since you bought your home.If you or someone you know is among the 10 million homeowners who are falling further behind every single month because of an unmanageable mortgage

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Cliff Bill Retains Mortgage Cancellation Relief

The budget package passed to avert falling off the fiscal cliff keeps in place many tax benefits for Miami FL home owners. The “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012’’ passed on a

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Theres A New Sweet Spot On Hollywood Beach

For anyone seeking to satisfy their sweet tooth, there is a new business on Hollywood Beach, Concetta's Sweet Spot. Whether you're a craving for creamy fudge, fine chocolates or frozen treats,

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Press Release Underwater Miami FL Homeowners Breathe A Sigh Of Relief As Congress Extends Mortgage F

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012, 2013 Director Florida Realtors 2011, 2012, 2013 Director Broward Board of

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Price Reduction For Real Estate Dominance BootCamp

Tired of being told what you need to do and never being told how or why to do it? If so; this boot camp is for you! Don’t miss this event. 3 Major Banks and 4 Outsourcers attending and speaking at

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Underwater MIami FL Homeowners Breathe A Sigh Of Relief As Congress Renews Mortgage Debt Relief Act

On January 1, 2013, Congress passed an extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act. This extension of this act, which has saved homeowners more than $1 billion dollars in taxes, is great

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Tips For Owners Of Miami FL Real Estate Organize Your Personal Finances

With all the recent national turmoil involved with avoiding the dreaded fiscal cliff, many money management experts have recently expressed concern for owners of Miami FL real estate: careening

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Cinema Paradiso Coming To Hollywood FL Downtown

Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale is adding a second location in downtown Hollywood. The second Cinema Paradiso location is expected to open as early as April. Read the entire article from

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Overlooked Tax Deductions You Dont Want To Miss

Now is the time to take yourself to a quiet corner of your Miami FL home and begin to plan out your income tax deductions as you think ahead to April.Often overlooked deductions: Most homeowners

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Press Release Extension To The HAFA Program Signals Another Year Of Help Available For Homeowners In

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012, 2013 Director Florida Realtors 2011, 2012, 2013 Director Broward Board of

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Get Paid To Sell The Miami FL Home You Cant Afford

When the housing market crashed in 2008, millions of homeowners suddenly found themselves in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. To help these homeowners, in 2009 the U.S. Treasury launched

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Hollywood FL 15th Annual St Patricks Day Parade

Celebrate the Emerald Isle with the 15th St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival on Hollywood Boulevard & Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood, Florida!Traditional Float Parade Radio personality Footy

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Sushi Room Now Open For Lunch Weekdays In Downtown Hollywood FL

A Sake Lounge, a popular contemporary Japanese restaurant on Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood since 2004, is now serving its award-winning cuisine during lunch hours.  Well-known for its

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Press Release REMAX Realtor Appointed To Leadership Roles

Ellen Mitchel Continues Working for Community, Local Families (Hollywood, FL. February 26, 2013) – Ellen Mitchel, Broker with RE/MAX Advance Realty, has been appointed to serve on the Broward

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Educate Yourself So You Dont Become A Victim

For distressed Miami FL homeowners in danger of losing their home, there are already a lot of problems. The last thing a homeowner in this situation needs is to fall victim to a scam. Unfortunately,

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Press Release Mortgage Relief Fraud Threat To Distressed Miami FL Homeowners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012, 2013 Director Florida Realtors 2011, 2012, 2013 Director Broward Board of

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Ways To Reduce Your Miami FL Real Estate Taxes

The purpose of real estate assessments is to fairly distribute a municipality’s tax burden among all property owners based on the market value of their property.  Miami FL real estate is

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Add Some Spring Zing To Your Miami FL Real Estate

Yes, the official start of spring has come and gone, but most residents of the United States are still waiting for warner weather and/or a string of sunny days to celebrate the new season.  In

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Relocating To Another City Economic Factors To Consider

Whether you are thinking about leaving your Miami FL home because of employment, health, a desire for a change of scenery, retirement, etc., a move to a new location is not to be undertaken lightly

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Real Homeowner Stories It All Started With A Miscommunication

For homeowners who are in danger of losing their Miami FL home to foreclosure, it is common to feel like they are alone and that no one can help. This simply isn’t true. There are real people who

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Real Homeowner Stories A Fresh Start

For homeowners who are in danger of losing their Miami FL home to foreclosure, it is common to feel like you are all alone and that there is no one who can help. This simply isn’t true. There are

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Real Homeowner Stories A Miracle In The Form Of A Red Envelope

For homeowners who are in danger of losing their Miami FL home to foreclosure, it is common to feel like you are alone and that there is no one to help. This simply isn’t true. There are real

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Spring Todo List For Miami FL Real Estate Owners

For much of the country, winter woes are forgotten as the literal “greening of America” begins, and warmer weather, blossoming trees, chirping birds, and colorful flowers signal a time of

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Forget The Beef Wheres The Inventory

As a broker, I get asked this question all the time… What happened to REO?  Where is the inventory?NAHREP South Florida will provide you with insight on this and much more.  I will be

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Press Release Distressed Homeowners In Miami FL Learning Their Homes May Now Have Equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012, 2013 Director Florida Realtors 2011, 2012, 2013 Director Broward Board of

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Median Sales Price Of Miami SingleFamily Homes Surges 25

Residential sales continue to increase in the thriving Miami real estate market, according to the MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.  General

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Economic Factors To Consider When Relocating

Whether you are thinking about leaving your Miami FL home because of employment, health, a desire for a change of scenery, retirement, etc., a move to a new location is not to be undertaken lightly

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How To Deal With An Uncooperative Landlord

Generally, most landlords appreciate good tenants and deal with them in a timely and reasonable.  There may be times, however, when the owner of your Miami FL home is unresponsive to your

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Why People Are Lining Up To Buy Your Miami FL Home

Today’s real estate market is very different than it was a year ago. Prices have increased rapidly over the past 6-8 months. In fact, the average home has gone up over 10% in the past year, a rate

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Is An Early Mortgage Payoff Of Your Miami FL Home Right For You

With interest rates so low and economic uncertainty so high, it is no wonder that many owners of Miami FL homes are considering paying off, or at least paying down, their mortgages earlier than

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Press Release Miami FL Homeowners Learn Their Homes In Demand Again

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Setting The Stage To Sell Your Miami FL Home

If you’ve ever been involved in a theatrical production, you are well aware of the many hours of planning, practice, and preparation that precede the actual performance.  You hope to gain

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2013 Federal Help Programs For Troubled Miami FL Real Estate Owners

Although the outlook for the housing industry has improved in recent months, far too many owners who recently received the assessments on their Miami FL real estate learned that their mortgages are

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How The Death Of A Spouse Effects Your Mortgage

The death of one partner in a marriage can have significant consequences for a mortgage on a Miami FL home.  Exactly what effect it has will depend on whether it is a single or joint mortgage,

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Innovations For Your Miami FL Home That Will Appeal To Buyers

Are you looking for ways to make your older Miami FL home edge out the competition?  Want to wow the modern buyer with clever, but practical, innovations which will set your property apart from

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Tips For Miami FL Real Estate Investors

If you're thinking about investing in a rental property, experts say low home prices combined with low interest rates make this the best time in years to become a real-estate investor.  Couple

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Press Release REMAX Tops List Of Most Productive Agents

Prestige Properties Team Ranked Among Top 1,000 in U.S. Miami, Florida-July 1 2013 - RE/MAX agents led the 2013 list of the top 1,000 real estate sales professionals in the U.S. as measured by the

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Why Miami FL Homeowners Are In The Drivers Seat

There are a number of trends affecting today’s Miami FL real estate market in dramatic ways. Historically low interest rates are driving more and more people to buy homes, but there are not enough

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Press Release Miami FL Homeowners Taking Advantage Of Positive Trends

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Advantages Of Hiring A Property Manager

The explosion of single family rental houses bought by real estate investors and rented to a single tenant is creating a new category of property management companies to serve them.  Though

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5 Steps To Selling Your Miami FL Home

If you’re ready to sell your Miami FL home, or even if you’re simply considering such a move, read on for simple but proven strategies to make that process a smooth and successful one.1.

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Press Release The Prestige Properties Team Ranks Among Best Real Estate Agents

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Buying Miami FL Real Estate With IRA Funds

You probably already know that you can invest your IRA money in stocks and bonds and even in mutual funds if you so desire, but did you know that you can also invest those IRA funds in Miami FL real

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Creative Ways To Sell Your Miami FL Home Quickly

If you're looking to sell your Miami FL home in today’s real estate market, you have most likely already read numerous articles advising you to set a realistic price, pay attention to curb appeal,

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5 Ways To Beat Foreclosure

In the news, there is talk of a housing recovery. Experts feel more optimistic about the state of housing industry in America. However, if you or someone you know is one of the millions of

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Press Release Distressed Miami FL Homeowners Left Behind In Improving Market

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August 2013 REMAX Month Of Miracles

Did you know a child is treated every second at a CMN Hospitals? That’s why we support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and are celebrating REMAX Month of Miracles. Buy or sell a home with,

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What The Heck Is A REIT

Investment alert:  According to RISmedia, the most significant innovation to hit the residential real estate market in decades occurred in 2012 to little fanfare: A first single family REIT

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What Firsttime Buyers Need To Know About Miami FL Real Estate

Five years ago first-time buyers had a glut of properties from which to choose, little competition, and plenty of leverage when it came to submitting offers.No longer so. The housing inventory is

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Getting Ready To Buy

Today’s housing market is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for first-time buyers. Interest rates are at near-record lows, homes are more affordable than they have been in years, and there are

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Emergency Preparedness For Your Miami FL Home

Because disasters, from floods and fires to hurricanes and tornadoes, and major household mishaps such as a burst pipe, electrical fire, or gas leak can strike without warning, it is critical for

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Miami Home Prices Continue 21Month Rise

The Miami real estate market continued to gain momentum in August, as prices and sales again rose year-over-year, generating rapid sales and offers close to asking price, according to the 30,000

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What Does The Government Shutdown Mean For Miami FL Real Estate

The information below concerning the government shutdown and various real estate related agencies is provided by the National Association of Realtors.Congress has failed to approve a Continuing

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Press Release Sales Professional Earns International Designation For Luxury Home Marketing Expertise

(Hollywood, Florida - September 2013) -  Agnes Gray with RE/MAX Advance Realty, Hollywood FL has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation in recognition

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Dont Let Time Run Out

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was passed by Congress in 2007 in an attempt to provide some relief for the millions of homeowners who found themselves owing more on their mortgage than the

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Celebrating Halloween In Your Miami FL Home

There's a goblin at my window, A monster by my door. The pumpkin at my table Keeps on smiling more and more. There's a ghost who haunts my bedroom, A witch whose face is green. They used to be my

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Press Release Local Real Estate Professional Recognized For Million Dollar Successes

Agnes Gray Earns Membership in Prestigious Million Dollar Guild®Hollywood, Florida, September 2013 – Agnes Gray, of RE/MAX Executive Realty, has been recognized by the prestigious Institute for

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Home Warranty Service ContractsThe Right Choice For Your Miami FL Home

Not to be confused with homeowner’s insurance, which covers the structure and contents of your Miami FL home, a warranty service contract is designed to cover systems and appliances that stop

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Ellen Mitchel Chosen For Fourth Term As Governor Miami Association Of Realtors

Ellen Mitchel, co-owner of RE/MAX Executive Realty, has been chosen to serve as a Governor for the Miami Association of Realtors for the fourth year in a row.The Miami Association of Realtors is the

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A Growing Inventory Of Miami FL Homes For Sale

Nationwide there are 10.7 million residential homeowners who owe at least 25 percent more on their mortgages than the property is worth. But, there is another group of 8.3 million homeowners who may

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Remodeling Outlook For Miami FL Real Estate

The last few years have not been kind to the remodeling industry. With the economic recession and falling home prices across the country, owners of Miami FL real estate weren't spending significant

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3rd Annual Hollywood Veterans Day Barbecue

Hollywood Veterans & Active Service Members are invited to Hollywood's Veteran's Day Barbecue!Sunday, November 10, 2013, 12:00 - 4:00pm Ty Park, Corporate Pavilion

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PJ Library Birthday Pajama Drive

It's not too late to celebrate PJ Library's 2nd birthday by donating a pair of NEW PAJAMAS to Broward County families in need.Contact: Marney Tokar, Phone: 954-252-6948 pjlibrary@jewishbroward

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Press Release Recovering Housing Market In Miami FL Driving Up Values

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Your Miami FL Home May Be Worth More Than You Think

Today’s Miami FL real estate market is very different than it was a year ago. Prices have increased rapidly over the past 6-8 months as part of a steady recovery we’re seeing take place across

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174th New Condo Tower Proposed For South Florida Since Crash Of 2007

A new condo tower is proposed for South Florida as reported by the Condo Vultures:As the South Florida housing market increasingly rebounds from the real estate crash of 2007, a local developer is

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Prestige Properties Team Among REMAX Top Producers

We are proud to announce that the Prestige Properties Team, Ellen Mitchel and Agnes Gray, are among the RE/MAX of Florida top producers in October 2013. Here's how we ranked... #7 Residential

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How Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Issues Impact You

This quick video explains how the Biggert Waters flood insurance proposal is impacting flood insurance, and what you can do about it to avoid premium increases.Search all Miami FL Real Estate And

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Hollywood Florida Offers Operation Paintbrush

Operation Paintbrush is great news for Hollywood residents that are looking to spruce up their homes for the new year.  The City of Hollywood will again be providing free exterior paint for it

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Press Release Miami FL Homeowners In Danger Of Foreclosure Finding Relief

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NAR Call For Action Flood Insurance Issues Could Sink Sales In Coastal Areas

Please join with your fellow REALTORS® in Florida  who have already contacted Congress to urge immediate action on the "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act."Congress needs to hear from

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A Fresh Start Could Be Waiting For You

Stories are powerful, especially when the stories help you to identify with someone who is in a similar situation. For people in danger of losing their home to foreclosure, it is so common to feel

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Hollywood Broadwalk Is Floridas Best Beach Boardwalk

Since I was a child coming down to Miami to visit I always loved the Hollywood Broadwalk, the shops, the small town feel and the relaxed atmosphere were always a treat.  Hollywood made it's

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ArtCenter 2020 Comes To Hollywood Florida

We are thrilled to be welcoming ArtCenter to Downtown Hollywood.  It seems a perfect fit for our fun and eclectic downtown area.  ArtCenter 2020 Executive Director Cristina D. Moinelo,

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LiveHare Cafe Comes To Downtown Hollywood

It seems that everywhere we turn we are hearing about vegan as well as raw food options.  This year in fact several members of my family went vegan or raw so I was excited to see that there was

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Facing Foreclosure You Have Options

A lot has changed since you bought your Miami FL home.If you or someone you know is among the 10 million homeowners who are falling further behind every single month because of an unmanageable

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6 Tips For Homebuyers Searching Miami FL Real Estate

The number of available properties for sale nationwide has dropped dramatically over the past 12 months according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). If you’re a homebuyer searching for

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Press Release Miami FL Homeowners Learn Options To Avoid Foreclosure

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Should You Fix Up Your Home Before Selling

First, let’s talk about the stuff any Realtor is going to tell you so you have context for the rest.It is easier to sell a house that is attractive to buyers and shows as being well-maintained.

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Hidden Value Of Home Ownership

There are many great reasons to aspire to home ownership! Owning your home feels good, makes you a stable part of a community, and it can have financial benefits.But, the Miami FL homeowner must

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Do You Have Enough Real Estate Insurance Coverage

The news lately has been filled with reports of blizzards, tornadoes, floods, and fires, each of which has resulted in untold loss of lives, homes, and possessions.  As we watch with horror the

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Downtown Hollywood A City Different

Just in case you haven't seen the January issue of City & Shore Magazine, there was an article about Downtown Hollywood.Hollywood celebrates being a city where differences are honored and all

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Video Tips To Help Sell Your Home

Are you ready to sell but in need of guidance to make your Miami Florida home stand out to potential buyers? Watch this short clip for answers to the most commonly asked questions sellers have when

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FREE Home Buying Workshop Feb 27

If you haven't purchased a home in the last 5 years, the My New Home Workshop is a great way to educate yourself on the current home buying process, understand the new mortgage environment, and

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Home Prices Near 2006 Peak

Over the last year, home prices nationwide have steadily increased. In fact, four states reported home prices that matched their peak, and twenty-two other states reported home prices within 10

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Luxury Home Flipping On The Rise

Home flipping, when a home is purchased and subsequently sold again within six months, declined when the market took a downturn in 2005-2006. No more! RealtyTrac reports 156,862 single

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Press Release Miami Florida Homeowners Gaining Equity

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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Identity Theft In A Place You Would Never Suspect

We hear a lot about protecting against identity theft. We've learned to monitor our credit reports, shred documents and create unique passwords. But, we haven't heard much about the risks inherent

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A Day At Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park is South Florida's premier thoroughbred race track and casino. Located in Hallandale Beach, Gulfstream offers seasonal racing, slots, pokers and concerts. Since 1939, Gulfstream

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South Florida Has International Appeal

South Florida’s commercial and residential real estate markets remain hot for international investors as well as for homeowners moving from suburbs to downtown cores, according to industry leaders

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Hollywood Celebrates St Patricks Day

Celebrate the Emerald Isle with the 16th St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival on Hollywood Boulevard & Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood, Florida!This year’s parade and festival will run from

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Your Home May Be Worth More Than You Think

You probably wouldn’t have believed it a year ago, but today may very well be a great time to sell your home! Prices have gone up substantially for a number of reasons, not the least of which is

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Billionaire Sees Miami Real Estate As Top Investment For 2014

Jorge Perez, founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group, confirms what we already know to be true about South Florida that Miami real estate is one of the best values in the world. I

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Press Release Homeowners In Miami Florida Surprised To Learn That People Are Lining Up To Buy Their

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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Hollywoods Expo Alfresco Set For April 9 2014

I always look forward to Expo Alfresco. It seems to be the event where everyone comes out to play. With the combination of amazing foods from many of our local restaurants and interesting people

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Why 2014 Is A Good Year To Buy A Home

Amy Stone with CBS Money Watch explains why 2014 is a good year to buy a home...Although home values have gone up nationwide, Miami home prices have appreciated at a greater pace than the national

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Video Ellen Mitchel Talks Miami PreConstruction

Wendi Blum, WRPBiTV, interviews Ellen Mitchel, co-founder of RE/MAX Executive Realty and pre-construcion specialist, about all of the exciting things that are happening in the exploding Miami real

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Great Neighborhoods Challenge II

I am so excited that the City of Hollywood has decided to offer the Great Neighbors Challenge again this year.  The first time they had the challenge was in 2011 and over 200 residents signed

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Certificate Of Excellence

Priding themselves in providing exceptional service to their customers, Ellen Mitchel and Agnes Gray, co-founders of RE/MAX Executive Realty, were acknowledged by being a recipient of “The

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Florida Leads Nation In Recovery

It is no surprise that Florida is leading the nation in the bounce back that is happening in real estate. Since Florida felt the down turn from the very beginning, Florida being a lead indicator

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An Experienced Agent Could Mean 25000 More For Your Home

For real estate agents, experience brings a number of advantages. With experience, agents gain deep market knowledge, stronger negotiating skills, a wider professional network and more. According to

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Where To Most Miami Transplants Come From

Miami is home to people from all around the world. It has been said that South Florida is a melting pot of cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds. The appeal of South Florida ranges from it’s

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Fit To Sell Prepare Your Home For Sale

This is a good time of year to make changes, move, or transition into a new phase of life. If you have been thinking of moving (maybe it’s finally time to move to the beach ) and are considering

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6th Annual Rock The Race Coming May 3

If you are new to the Miami Area, thinking about moving to South Florida or have been here for awhile and want to get more involved in the community while meeting like minded people then you want to

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Prestige Properties Team Among Top 25

It is human nature to want to know how the person that you choose to do business ranks among their peers. You have many options when it comes to selecting a real estate professional in the Miami

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REMAX Leads The Pack

Every once in a while we all need to toot our own horns! And of course, it is helpful for you to know how the various real estate companies rank when choosing who you would like to represent you

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4 FirstTime Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

Miami is attracting a variety of buyers that are moving into the area from other parts of Florida, from the Northeast leaving behind the brutal cold winters, or from other parts of the world to take

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Press Release In Real Estate Experience Worth 25000 Study Finds

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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How To Make Your Dream Home A Reality

When envisioning the Miami home of your dreams, the sky is probably the limit on price, size, location, amenities, etc. You are probably much like the folks featured on the HGTV show The Property

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What Every Boomerang Home Buyer Must Know

Real Estate in South Florida is booming which means owners that lost their home due to a variety of circumstances a few years ago may be ready to buy again.For those in the market to buy a home in

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Press Release Miami FL Agent Provides Alternatives To Foreclosures And Short Sales

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014 NAHREP

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Should You Become A Homeowner

According to Fannie Mae the top five reasons people buy a home: To have a better place to raise their children A place where their family can feel safe To have more space; Freedom to renovate to

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Time To Register For Summer Camp

I remember when my children were younger what an amazing experience the SEA camp was, it combined their love of the outdoors and taught them so much about marine life and natural sciences. They

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What Does A Realtor Do

The big “why” around using a real estate professional, boils down to certain key points which most often don’t come up until after avoidable mistakes are made. If you are considering selling

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Staging Amp Curb Appeal Needed In Selling Your Miami FL Home

If you’re considering selling your Miami FL home in the near future here are some things to be thinking about. Staging your home most commonly refers to paying attention to how your home shows on

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REMAX Remains Above The Crowd

For many people, making an international move or leaving a home after living in it for many years can be very stressful. Here is the Miami area, people are coming in from all around the world which

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Housing Values And Affordability Predictions Are Mixed

Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach are experiencing a surge of international buyers investing into South Florida. Many areas, like Turnberry, Aventura, and Sunny Isles are attracting a

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Be Aware When Buying A Foreclosure

The Miami Real Estate market was hit with foreclosures over the last hand full of years. Many people over extended themselves and found they owned homes they couldn’t afford. The good news is

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Outdoor Spaces Add Value To Your Miami FL Home

There are many reasons to consider adding an outdoor living area to your Miami FL home! The benefits are many and personal. For us, as we continue the renovation on our new home and the addition of

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Separate The Myth From The Reality

You are probably aware that Florida leads the country in the number of foreclosures and that number is on the rise.It used to be that if you were facing foreclosure in Miami Florida, it was

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Negotiating The Sale Of Your Miami FL Home

If you’re a seller of a Miami FL home you need to understand the complexities of negotiating. This is particularly true if you are attempting to sell your home by yourself. This is known as a

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Freedom As A Homeowner

According to Fannie Mae the top five reasons people buy a home, or aspire to buy a home are: To have a better place to raise their children; A place where their family can feel safe; To have more

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Homeowners Associations Pros And Cons

Miami and the surrounding areas have a variety of options for home owners which include everything from preconstruction to single family residences, many of which have HOAs. Being part of one helps

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Press Release Miami Florida Agent Provides Resource On Foreclosure Alternatives Short Sales

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014 NAHREP

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Miami FL Real Estate Market Trends For May 2014

All-cash offers are an unusual real estate tactic, but often times are a winning strategy at the negotiating table, and are presently on the rise. The National Association of Realtors® reports

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Miami FL Foreclosure Trends For May 2014

Miami FL foreclosures continue to run higher than national averages making the Miami market a great opportunity for buyers and investors in the Miami FL. Take a look at the numbers.In May, the

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The 5Year Rule For Buying A Miami FL Home

There are many factors that go into the decision to buy a Miami FL home. One of those factors is how long you expect to stay in the home. This applies whether you are a first time homebuyer or

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Buyers And Sellers Both Need Real Estate Professionals

It can be confusing. Both buying and selling real estate can be overwhelming. It might seem pretty straight forward but life/business skills and true expertise is acquired by repeatedly doing the

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Unmarried Couples Buying A Miami FL Home

South Florida is a great place to live if you are single and looking to meet your life partner.  The lifestyle in Miami and surrounding areas include great restaurants, art galleries, beach,

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12 Ways To Add Value To Your Miami Home

At long last, the housing market is recovering, much to the delight of sellers of Miami real estate. In today's economy, however, many potential purchasers don't have extra cash available for

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Beware Of Identity Theft When Moving

You can expect the best and yet still be diligent when it comes to be taking precautions.  The real estate market here in the Miami area is one of the best because of its exceptional location,

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The Other Reasons To Own A Miami Home

The majority of articles advocating home ownership center around financial benefits—fixed monthly expenses, tax benefits, accruing equity, etc.—and indeed these incentives do propel many people

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Beware Identity Theft After Moving

Whether you are moving locally here in South Florida or into the Miami area from afar, this conversation is an important one to consider. There are many considerations regardless of whether you have

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Why Its Now The Time To Buy Or Sell A Home

After years of nothing but negative reports about the housing market, it is hard to believe recent news about the “housing market rebound” and “why now is a great time to buy or sell a.”

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Why Now Is The Time To Buy Or Sell A Home

After years of nothing but negative reports about the housing market, it is hard to believe recent news about the “housing market rebound” and “why now is a great time to buy or sell a.”

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Turning Family Home Into Model Home

There is a saying in real estate, "You don't sell a home the way you live in a home." Buyers don't want to see dirty dishes in the sink, the kids toys strewn about or your pet's water bowl in the

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How Married Landlords Save On Taxes

There are so many nuances to being a landlord. For example, if you own an apartment building in downtown Miami, you may easily see yourself in this category but if you own 3 homes in South Beach,

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Condo Builders Fuel Land Rush In Miami

Preconstruction is leading the real estate comeback in a big way throughout Miami. South Beach, Wynwood, Downtown Brickell, Coral Gables, Sunny Isles and Aventura are attracting people from all

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Becoming A Real Estate Investor

Miami has great value. Diversifying your financial portfolio is key to wealth creation. According to The 2013 Wealth Report, Miami is ranked number 8 in regards to ROI in real estate. The top 5% of

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Building Wealth With Home Ownership Part I

If you are thinking about buying a new home or investing in Miami here are 3 rules to follow to create real ROI in your real estate portfolio. Keeping these considerations front of mind will be your

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Building Wealth With Home Ownership Part II

Part 1 of this series explained building wealth is not about quick profits! It’s about steadily increasing your net worth over time.Miami home ownership is one of the easiest ways of building

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Rising Home Prices Are Helping Millions Out Of Challenging Situations

March 2014 marked the 25th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in home prices, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index Report. For millions of homeowners, the recent increase in home

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Building Wealth With Home Ownership Part III

According to The World Wealth Report, real estate in one’s portfolio is a significant component to accumulating financial wealth. One can create a substantial portfolio by adding in home

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Miami FL Housing Forecast Home Prices Will Continue To Increase

Making a decision to buy or sell real estate can be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Getting in at an optimal time is a major factor to consider and all of the parameters have

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Press Release Miami FL Home Prices Continue To Increase

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014 NAHREP

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Lower Mortgage Payments For Military Families

Military families are going to like what the Obama Administration has been up to lately.  A new agreement was made on August 29, 2014 to lower the mortgage payments of those who fight for our

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Press Release More Miami FL Homeowners Starting To Reevaluate Their Home Equity

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014 NAHREP

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When Was The Last Time You Reevaluated Your Equity

Do you know how much equity you have in your home today? While people tend to check other investments regularly, such as stocks and retirement accounts, most do not reassess the value of their

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What Every Buyer Needs To Know About Short Sales

Obvious is only obvious if you have extensive experience and expertise in a particular area especially short sales. Until you have come up against various different scenarios, you won't know

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5 Ideas To Help You Avoid Common Remodeling Errors

One of the most important considerations when selling your home and/or buying your new home is how to get the most for your money while making changes. If you are selling a home, a few minor repairs

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Pros And Cons Of Downsizing

If you are like an increasing number of Miami home owners, you may well have recently thought about leaving your spacious house for a smaller residence.  Reasons for wanting to do so are

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Miami FL Foreclosure Trends For Sept 2014

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Miami Luxury Home Market Report Oct 2014

For both buyers and sellers in the luxury home category, this report gives a top line view of the average sales price and how long, average, homes are on the market. Because these metrics are

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Pitfalls To Avoid When Flipping Real Estate

There are many opportunities in South Florida with exceptional value and upside potential. That being said, due diligence and really understanding all of the nuances of your market is key. There is

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In Many Markets Home Prices Near 2006 Peak

The holiday season is right around the corner, and the housing market could not provide Miami FL homeowners with better news!Over the past year, the housing market improved by leaps and bounds.

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Press Release Home Prices Continue To Rise Into The Holiday Season

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Advance Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014 NAHREP

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Ways To Give Back This Thanksgiving

Well it is that time of year again; time to gather around with friends and family to give thanks for all that has happened to us throughout the year and time to share in a feast fit for kings. 

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4 Tips For Selling Your Home During The Holidays

If your home is currently on the market, you may be tempted to take it off during the busy December holiday season that is currently upon us.  I would suggest that you leave your home on the

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Miami FL Real Estate Market Trends For Oct 2014

If you have been renting in South Florida, thinking about relocating to Miami, or adding real estate to your investment portfolio, what is likelihood of trends staying positive and strong. All

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Press Release Miami FL Homeowners Regain Equity Heading Into The Holidays

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Executive Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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Did The Housing Market Give You An Early Gift

This holiday season, many homeowners are discovering that the housing market gave them an early gift—and that gift is equity! During the worst of the housing crisis, home prices plummeted, and

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Negotiating The Sale Of Your Home

What are the major considerations when selling your home on your own? Here in South Florida many buyers are coming in from outside the U.S and therefore have additional considerations should you

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Miami FL Foreclosure Trends For October 2014

Miami and the South Florida area have seasonal fluctuations due to travel patterns from both outside and inside the U.S, while the overall big picture continues to trend favorably. When looking at

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Five Crucial Home Selling Decisions If You Want To Sell In 2015

If you’re planning on selling your home in 2015 there are five crucial decisions that can help you maximize your sale price, get your home sold quickly and do it all without the mountain of stress

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Its Back The Return Of The Housing Market And What It Means For You

It’s official: the housing market is finally back. There are many indicators experts look at to assess the health of the housing market, and over the last several years, all of these indicators

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Press Release The Housing Market Shows Signs Of A Healthy Market

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Executive Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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Miami FL Real Estate Market Trends For Nov 2014

Miami FL Real Estate Market Trends for November 2014Miami FL Real Estate - Single Family Homes Sales - November 2014 Date New Listings Sold

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2015 Real Estate Predictions

2015 has begun and it seems to me that time goes faster and faster each day. The economy is predicted to grow around 3% in 2015 and as you can guess that is good news for the real estate business!

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Miami FL Foreclosure Trends For December 2014

In December 2014, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Miami, FL was 18% lower than the previous month and 16% lower than the same time last year, according to 

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Tips For Flips

If you watch home-and-garden cable channels, it looks like everyone is flipping houses. i.e. buying a piece of real estate, making minor repairs, and quickly selling it at a substantially higher

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3 Down Payments Are Still Possible

If you have been wanting to purchase a new home but have counted yourself out of the equation due to the fact that you cannot come up with the down payments needed, don’t count yourself out just

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Ways To Pay Off Your Mortgage Sooner And Why

According to a DexOne Corporation survey, as reported by CT Power Team, “42% of Americans say that their mortgage is the debt they most want to eliminate.” That is a completely understandable

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Tips For Competing In A Bidding War

If you have recently begun looking for a new home to purchase, you already know that it is very competitive out there.  It is important for you to realize going in that there are many other

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Press Release More People Selling Their Homes Amid Improving Housing Market

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Executive Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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Warnings For Potential Miami FL Home Buyers

You have just found out that you have been approved to buy a new Miami FL home.  I am sure you are super excited as this is one of the most exciting times in your life.  I would suggest

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Should You Sell Your Miami FL Home Now

Today, Miami FL home sellers enter a housing market vastly different from the market of a few years ago. Home prices and demand have both increased amid improving economic conditions, and homeowners

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Miami Luxury Home Market Report Jan 2015

For both buyers and sellers in the luxury home category, this report gives a top line view of the average sales price and how long, average, homes are on the market. Because these metrics are

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87 Qualify For Down Payment Assistance

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, has released a joint analysis with Down Payment Resource on the availability of down payment programs across the country,

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When Is It Time To Downsize

You’ve officially joined the ranks of the empty nesters. One of the first questions that usually comes to mind is should we downsize our Miami FL home. The kids are gone and we probably don’t

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Miami FL Real Estate Market Trends For January 2015

Even though most people start their New Year’s resolutions on January 1, some people add resolutions as the year progresses. For some, that goal is realizing the dream of homeownership. Beginning

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Do You Know The Answer To These Real Estate Questions

There are two typical questions raised all the time about real estate…Sellers: “Shouldn’t I first start with trying to save some money by selling on my own as a “For Sale By Owner?:

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Remember The 5 Year Rule When Buying A Miami Home

There are many factors that go into the decision to buy a Miami home. One of those factors is how long you expect to stay in the home. This applies whether you are a first time homebuyer or stepping

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Miami FL Foreclosure Trends For January 2015

In January, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Miami, FL was 10% higher than the previous month and 41% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac

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Press Release Housing Market Continues To Recover Providing Miami FL Homeowners With Options

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Executive Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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Miami Ranks 6 In Top 40 Most Important Global Cities

Knight Frank's new Global Wealth Report for 2015 has just been released and MIAMI is ranked number six on the list of "Top 40 Most Important Global Cities" for the super rich. This places Miami

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The Housing Market Is In Full Bloom

As we roll into spring, the U.S. and Miami FL housing market continues to grow and improve. For homeowners, the continued growth housing market is fantastic news. In 2012, the housing market started

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Key Questions To Ask Before Buying A Miami FL Home

If you’re considering buying a Miami FL home here are some key questions to ask before you commit…Why are you buying a home? Simon Sinek is the author of a book called Start With Why. It’s a

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Know Your Credit Score Before Buying A Miami Home

Is your credit score a big deal? If you want to buy a home, it’s a huge deal!Your credit score will determine if you can get a loan. It will also determine how much you can borrow and what your

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Miami FL Real Estate Market Trends For February 2015

Miami FL Real Estate Market Trends for February 2015Miami FL Real Estate - Single Family Homes Sales - February 2015 Date New Listings Sold

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Home Prices Spring Forward

This year, your clocks aren’t the only thing springing forward; home prices have increased by leaps and bounds! Over the last few years, the housing market has made a dramatic recovery, and today

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The Real Value Of Home Improvements

The value of home improvements has two primary considerations: the tangible dollar value that is added to your Miami FL home compared to costs the intangible value of your enjoyment of the

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Miami Luxury Home Market Report Feb 2015

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Luxury Composite Price this week is $1,325,696. These homes have been on the market for an average of 156 days. One thing to keep in mind with these

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Miami FL Foreclosure Trends For February 2015

In February, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Miami, FL was 32% lower than the previous month and 60% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac

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Press Release Home Prices Continue To Increase Miami FL Homeowners Regain Equity

For more information, please contact: Ellen R Mitchel, CRS, CDPE, CIAS RE/MAX Executive Realty 2012 - 2014 Director Florida Realtors 2011 - 2014 Director Broward Board of Governors 2013, 2014

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REMAX March 2015 Housing Report

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Florida Property Insurance CompanyContact Information When reporting a claim to your insurance company it is helpful to have:  Your policy number   Your contact information;

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Hurricane Irma How To Recover Lost Wages After The Storm

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Hurricane Irma Resources

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President Signs Disaster Tax Relief Bill

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In Tallahassee, interim committee meetings for the Florida Senate have officially begun!. Regular session convenes January 9th, 2018 and ends March 9th.Ellen Mitchel will be heading up to

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Sweet Tooth

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Its All In The Details

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Filing For Homestead Exemption 2018

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Shear Delight

Rejuvenating Overgrown and Aging Shrubs Don’t be so quick to uproot and throw away those shrubs

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Privacy Among The Palms

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The Power Of Scent

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Spring Greens

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Elegant Extension

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Career Spotlight Real Estate Professional Ellen Mitchel Advocates For Industry And Clients

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Miami Existing Condo Sales Jump 246 Percent In April

Miami’s existing condominium market posted its best April in three years as condo transactions jumped 24.6 percent and condo dollar volume surged 40.8 percent year-over-year, according to a new

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Hurricane Preparedness

Dear Friends,As Floridians, we will always face the inconvenience of hurricanes, and as we experienced last year, it only takes one storm to seriously disrupt our daily lives. Preparing ahead of

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Miami Luxury Home Sales Soar In 1Q 2018

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International Buyers Discovering Fort Lauderdale Beach

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While NAR remains concerned that the overall structure of the final bill diminishes the tax benefits of homeownership and will cause adverse impacts in some markets, the advocacy of NAR members,

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Amid remarkable architecture, superior craftsmanship and exceptional design, finishes are often the distinguishing factor that individualize one luxury home from another. In 2018, high-end

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The Rise Of The Older Single Female Home Buyer

Leah Hoffman was looking for a house to start the next phase of her life. She doesn’t need a lot of space, and being single, she only needs to please herself. She says she found exactly what she

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South Florida Multifamily Transactions Prices Rise In 1Q

MIAMI — South Florida multifamily real estate transactions jumped 8.5 percent year-over-year in 1Q 2018 and per-unit multifamily prices increased in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach,

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How You Can Save Money By Appealing Your Property Tax Assessment

Millions of homeowners have no idea they can actually lower their property taxes. They casually glance -- or grimace -- at their mortgage escrow notice every year and pony up without doing a thing

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Make Sure You Know About Are Taking Care Of These Money Savings Options Available To You

Get energy-saving products installed in your home for free. Home Energy Jumpstart is offered in partnership with ComEd. Homeowners can reduce their energy and water use with free installation of

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4 Luxury Home Trends Dominating 2018

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Miami Luxury Home Sales Jump In May 2018

MIAMI — Total Miami luxury home sales rose 24.1 percent year-over-year in May as existing condominium sales rose for the second consecutive month, according to a new report by the MIAMI

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Miami Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend In July

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