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This Saturday is Christmas in July at the Broward Outreach Center!  The event will be from 11:00am - 2:00pm.  They are still in need of the following shoe sizes for our homeless men living at our Center.  Please help to spread the word about this need - we want every man to receive a new pair of ...
06/28/2010
On June 1 mortgage companies began re-qualifying the buyer the day before closing and pulling new credit reports. They want to make sure no new debt has been obtained. If there are inquiries for new financing, such as a car loan, the lender must call the company and make sure an account wasn't op...
06/21/2010
Two top housing economists forecast some encouraging but tempered predictions for the housing market over the next few years during an economic session at the National Association of Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo today.Top housing economists, Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, and...
06/01/2010
HAFA or Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives, is a program initiated by President Obama helping families in distress who are having difficulty selling their homes. HAFA provides incentives to families to take advantage of selling their South Florida home by means of a short sale (the home is ...
05/14/2010
Pending home sales rose sharply in February, potentially signaling a second surge of home sales in response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Contracts signed in February, rose 8.2 percent above February 2009. The data reflects contracts and not clo...
05/03/2010
I am proud to announce I have earned my Five Star Institute designation. The training is a rigorous 21+ hour course designed to help Realtors counsel homeowners, and help families avoid foreclosure. Foreclosure is a devastating financial and emotional process for homeowners and their families to ...
04/12/2010
Owning a home is its own reward, but home ownership can also bring rewards at tax time. This year is especially beneficial for people who are in the market to buy a home, thanks to the $8,000 first-time buyer credit and the $6,500 tax credit for repeat buyers. Current homeowners can benefit, as w...
03/29/2010
We have great news for local home buyers. There are funds available in Miramar, Pembroke Pines and Coconut Creek to assist you with your down payment. These funds are basically an advance of the Home Buyer Tax Credit and does not have any limitations to the area of the city or type of purchase. Y...
03/22/2010
We came across a couple of websites we thought you might be interested in.The first, for Miami FL home buyers, is WalkScore.com. This site calculates the walkability of an address based on the distance from the house to nearby amenities. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifes...
03/08/2010
Home sales surged in the fourth quarter of 2009 with many areas seeing double digit gains according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales (single-family and condo) jumped 13.9 percent above the third quarter and 27.2 percent above the fourth quarter of 2008. Distresse...
03/01/2010
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