home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Does Your Home Say "Buy Me?" - 08/15/11 10:26 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com By Sarah KatieSo, you have decided to put your house up for sale in the market. Your house has been appraised and you have set your asking price and listed it with your real estate agent of choice. You wait anxiously for prospective purchasers to view your property and make an offer. Several months have passed and in spite of your optimism, not one offer has been received. Your agent isn't as forthcoming as she should be with feedback but the one phrase you have heard her say repeatedly is that your house just doesn't show well. But, what does this … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Short sale...in Aventura? - 06/02/10 09:00 AM

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Live in the heart of Aventura!   Facing a relaxing courtyard with infinity pools, jacuzzi and cabanas you'll enjoy an elite lifestyle to spoil even the most pampered individual.  Amenities include theatre, business center, club room, library, gym, cyber cafe and so much more.  

This two bedroom, two bath condo comes complete with Italian kitchen design and roman style bathrooms.  What's not to love?  The Venture Condominiums are located at 18800 NE 29 Ave and 2775 NE 187 St, Aventura, FL 33180 next to Loehman's Plaza. Publix, Founder's Park, Aventura Mall and Fairmont … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Quick Tips On Property Investment Buying - 01/08/10 07:57 AM
Buying investment properties can be a very lucrative business venture even in today's real estate market. While many so-called "analysts" incessantly argue that now is the probably the worst time to invest in real estate, savvy investors and those who really know the industry believe and practice otherwise. How else would you explain the rising number of investors snapping up investment properties, or the huge number of people who are getting trained and educated to become full-time real estate investors?
These people have good reasons why they are investing in real estate. So if you want to enter the property investment … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Home Trends for 2010 - 01/04/10 07:54 AM
Many people are tightening their budgets by eating in and entertaining at home. As consumers spend more time at home, here are some trends we can expect to see:
·         An increase in quality - the days of disposable products are gone. Today's consumers are looking for quality and durability.
·         Softer looks for the kitchen - the modern, professional kitchen transforms into a second living room, a place where family and friends can gather not only for meals, but also as a place to socialize and spend leisure time. Expect appliances to look more neutral and be easily camouflaged.
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home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Quicksale in Today's Real Estate Market - 11/24/09 07:57 AM
Just Sold: 19370 Collins Ave #1211 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160Sale Price: $115,000
Appraised Value: $142,000  Commission: $6,900
The experts say that it is no longer a seller's market. This doesn't mean that it will be hard to sell, but you might need to make the extra effort to get your house to move faster. You've got to be proactive on price, marketing and more.  By completing a few easy steps, you should be able to get your house sold in the optimal amount of time. However be prepared for a marathon, not a sprint.  In most places, those heady days of putting a … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Will FHA rule change benefit South Florida condo market? - 11/16/09 11:29 AM
by Monica Hatcher
MIAMI - Nov. 11, 2009 - The Federal Housing Administration is giving the condo market something it hasn't had for a while - a little breathing room.Last week, the FHA, the federal agency that insures low-downpayment home loans for private lenders, said it was relaxing its building underwriting guidelines as a way of helping the struggling sector ride out the downturn. The move could help boost sales in condos by making more FHA mortgages available to borrowers."The best way to bring back some level of security is to get new buyers into those vacant units. You can't do … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Homebuyers!!! Foreclosure Deals May Be Right for You - 11/06/09 08:52 AM
 
Consider this; as there are more and more bank foreclosure properties that are on the market a good bet is that there is one right for you. A big discount on your home purchase could be worth many times the time and effort to find and make it ready for your family. Find a good agent who understands the market and you can save thousands on your next home.
Homes in Every Market Place - Some over a million dollars, most well under $100,000. You have a supply of homes that will fit your requirements for size, amenities and location. Miami Best … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Hot Investment Tips - 10/27/09 11:13 AM
By Dwan Bent-Twyford,
The Investors Edge University
 
Many times we find distressed homeowners who are willing to deed their property to us and walk away. Typically there are back payments that need to be paid as well as attorney fees, taxes, and such. Although we are always happy to accept a deed, we have a few steps we follow before we actually file it and come out of pocket with any cash.  full story

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home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Finding Your Ideal Neighborhood - 10/21/09 12:18 AM
The right number of bedrooms, lots of sunny windows, a spacious kitchen ... these are just a few of the traits that prospective buyers look for when shopping for a home. But what about the surrounding neighborhood? How will you know if the location is right for you?
The quality of the neighborhood can have a significant impact on the home's overall value so it is well worth spending some time to check out the neighborhood. Here's how:
Start with the statistics - you can find information online about the area's demographics, school scores, crime rates and nearby stores, parks and … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Purchasing a Foreclosure - 09/08/09 08:34 AM
With an increased number of foreclosed properties on the market, buying now may be a sound investment. But purchasing a foreclosed property can be tricky. That's why it's so important to have an experienced real estate professional on your side to help you understand this complex process.
The foreclosure process begins when the mortgage holder misses a payment and the lender files a notice of default. If payment is not made in the alotted amount of time (usually between 60 to 90 days) a date is set for public auction to sell the property.
If the property doesn't sell at auction, … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Affordable housing draws first-time buyers - 09/04/09 10:26 PM
by Monica Hatcher, The Miami Herald
MIAMI - Sept. 3, 2009 - At 83 years old, Alget Campbell isn't as nimble as he used to be. His joints are a little rusty and he has some trouble getting around. On Monday, though, after he closed on his very first home, Campbell was doing cartwheels inside, his daughter said.To read more click the following link:
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=222764.
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home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Drywall homes: bargain or bind? - 08/19/09 07:12 AM
by Mary Wozniak
Florida homes tainted by defective Chinese drywall are popping up on Realtor.com at bargain-basement prices. Although it is not required by law, many brokers have readily adopted a new drywall disclosure form developed by the Florida Association of Realtors® to use in sales transactions. There currently are nine drywall properties listed for sale on the site - all of them fairly new and for under $50,000 - but there also are questions about whether the low prices are worth the hassle the real estate could bring in the future. It reportedly costs about $100,000 to clean up a … (2 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Women love to shop—for real estate! - 08/17/09 10:50 AM
The demographics of the typical first-time homebuyer are changing these days. More and more women today can afford to purchase a property on their own to build up valuable equity and are no longer waiting to find a life partner before they pursue the financial and lifestyle benefits of home ownership. One in four buyers these days is a single female, and new home marketing is actually starting to reflect that. We may be ready to jump into the commitment of home ownership but not all of us are willing to give up our valuable free time to outdoor chores. Single … (2 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: The Word on the Street: Curb Appeal Sells Homes - 07/02/09 08:43 PM
Have you ever judged a book by its cover? Or, have you, in a frenzied state at the movie store, with no time to kill, grabbed what turned out to be a very bad movie because the cover was, well, pretty. Although many of us might like to think we are above such biased judgment calls, in all likelihood, most all of us have judged something according to what has been presented on the outside. This phenomenon, holds true for prospective buyers looking at houses, as well. A large percentage of home buyers will decide whether or not they want to … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: South Florida home sales continue to rise! - 04/27/09 08:39 AM
Sales of existing single-family homes surged again in South Florida last month, jumping by 101 percent in Miami-Dade County and 47 percent in Broward, as the triple draw of low interest rates, tumbling prices and a new $8,000 first-time-homeowner tax credit lured in buyers.March was the eighth consecutive month in which the number of homes sold grew over the year-ago-period in both counties, according to monthly numbers from the Florida Association of Realtors. Sales of condominiums rose by 59 percent in Miami-Dade and 28 percent in Broward.South Florida's sales increases eclipsed the nation as a whole -- nationally, resales fell by … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Is This The Right Home? - 04/08/09 07:28 AM
This is the eternal question of home buying. "Is this really the right home for me?" Well, there are a few ways that you can go about finding this out before you purchase, but the real test will be in time. There is little that can be more stressful than purchasing a new home, getting packed and moved and settling in. This is why you need to be as confidant in your new home as possible and this is really only achieved by some careful work and research before hand. Of course, this is somewhat more complicated if you are moving … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Chinese find opportunity in U.S. real estate slump - 03/29/09 08:17 PM
By TIM JOHNSONBEIJING -- Amid a downturn in real estate prices, some wealthy Chinese are signing up for home-buying tours to the U.S., and Chinese media tout the trend as another sign of the strength of what's now the world's third-largest economy behind the U.S. and Japan."The real estate prices in America have gone down drastically," said Yin Guohua, a partner in a law firm who recently returned from an 11-day U.S. tour with a group of Chinese elite. "It's a good option for Chinese people who want to buy for investment."In prime time last week, China Central Television's popular Oriental … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: TGIF...Toasted Ravioli! - 01/22/09 09:14 PM

Ingredients
2 large eggs 1/2 cup canned evaporated milk 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs 1 1/2 cups good-quality marinara sauce about 4 cups vegetable oil for frying 24 fresh bite-size ravioli, thawed if frozen 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan  
In a shallow bowl beat together eggs and evaporated milk. Put bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. In a small saucepan heat sauce over moderate heat until hot and keep warm, covered.
In a small heavy kettle (about 5 quarts) heat 1 inch oil over moderate heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 350°F. While oil is heating, dip ravioli in … (4 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: The Real Estate Revolution - Customer Service - 01/21/09 11:21 PM
Traditionally, real estate has been viewed as a sales industry. But perceptions are beginning to change. Agents around the country are coming to believe that the key to real estate success is service, not sales.Competition and technology now give customers almost unlimited choices, so agents are having to work harder and spend more to win listings. They're discovering that business success comes from repeat business andword-of-mouth.And customer service is the key!Loyalty and good-will can't be bought, not even with the sale of a house. Customers like to be treated with honesty,respect, and integrity. They want a realistic and accurate property appraisal. … (0 comments)

home buying investment real estate deals aventura sunny isles: Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Property in Florida - 01/21/09 09:26 AM
Moving to the "Sunshine State" is a dream for many retirees, families and singles. With tropical weather in most parts of this giant peninsula, and miles of beaches, it's easy to daydream about a home with orange and palm trees, Spanish moss, and friendly neighbors. As the fourth most populous state, the dream is a reality for more than 16 million residents. If you're wondering how to pick out your dream property in Florida, then keep some of these tips in mind.1. Florida is eclectic. It's true that some Floridians are living the lifestyle stereotype, but most residents will tell you … (0 comments)