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2019 Housing Market Outlook

Although it’s impossible to predict the future, current trends and statistics create a picture of the market’s health. Read on for where the market is now,  three things to watch for in 2019 and the market outlook. The National Market as we begin 2019 Home prices are up 4.6 percent and the average home value is $264,800.1   Sales may be down, but prices will continue to rise. This is good news for sellers, but may keep buyers on the side...

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Benefits of Reduced Debt

Benefits of Reduced Debt If you've set a goal to pay down your debt this year, you're not alone. Strategically reducing or paying off debt benefits your finances tremendously, but can positively impact other areas of your life as well. Reduce stress. According to a recent study, more than 85% of Americans intermittently feel stressed by their finances and 30% feel stressed constanly.*  By making a commitment to pay off your debt, you're also ...

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Waiting to Buy a Home?

Waiting to Buy a Home? You May Miss out on Low Interest Rates In December, the Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by a quarter-point to range of 0.25% to 0.5%, the first rate increase in nearly a decade.1 While some experts expect the Fed to raise rates gradually this year, some economists expect rates to increase three or four more times this year .2 Increases are anticipated to amount to a quarter-point each time, and when they do o...

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It’s Tax Time!

Take the stress out of tax time this year Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.” Luckily, tax preparers and DIY tax software take much of the mystery out of the process. Whether you prepare your taxes yourself or send them to a professional, it’s still important to collect and sort your information, including any changes in status or economics that occurred during the year. The informati...

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What’s in Store for the Housing Market in 2018?

What’s in Store for the Housing Market in 2018? What will the year hold for the real estate market? Will the market favor buyers or sellers? Will home prices continue to rise? While it’s impossible to predict the future, experts rely on current market trends to forecast what may happen this year, if present trends continue. This information outlines several predictions experts have made about the national housing market in 2018. The also hav...

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Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

As we are about to bring in the New Year, families across the country will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell their current house and move into their dream home. Many will decide that it is smarter to wait until the spring “buyer’s market” to list their house. In the past, that might have made sense. However, this winter is not like recent years. The recent jump in mortgage rates has forced buyers off the fence and into ...

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High Demand for Home Sales, 5 Reasons You Should Sell Now

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. Here are five reasons why you should consider selling your house this fall: Demand Is Strong The latest Realtors' Confidence Index from th...

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Orr’s Pond

Orr’s Pond is a gated community located in South Miami. The history of the community began in 1937 as the original estate of the Orr family. The original Orr home is a charming storybook cottage style with over 16,500 square feet of land. Orr’s Pond community was constructed in 1988 that has now been fully walled and gated with 18 homes added. The community features a winding drive under huge, mature oak trees and lush vegetation by ...

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Ponce-Davis

Ponce-Davis is an unincorporated exclusive community in Miami, bordering High Pines on the west, Coral Gables on the north and south, and Old Cutler Road on the east. The community has access to all of the amenities Coral Gables has to offer. Ponce-Davis is minutes away from Downtown Miami and walking distance to the many shops, bars and restaurants in South Miami and Merrick Park Shopping Center. The neighborhood is very family oriented...

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The City of Miami Beach

Miami Beach is located on the coast of Miami-Dade County, comprised of a group of natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. The community was incorporated on March 26, 1915. Miami Beach is known for its Art Deco architectural style and heritage. The history of Miami Beach began in 1870, when father and son Henry and Charles Lum purchased the uninhabited land for 25 cents an acre. The Biscayne Hous...

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