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Should You Go Big With Your First House Or Stick To A Starter Home

BUYShould You Go Big With Your First House or Stick to a Starter Home?By Julie Ryan Evans | Oct 18, 2017AndreyPopov/iStock; realtor.comFor a majority of people, buying your first home

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Flip Rent Or Hold Whats The Best Path To Real Estate Riches

Flip, Rent, or Hold: What's the Best Path to Real Estate Riches?By Clare Trapasso | Sep 25, 2017 realtor.comMaybe you're addicted to those home-flipping shows on HGTV where glam

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Heres What You Need To Know About Getting A Mortgage With Paper Losses

Here's What You Need to Know About Getting a Mortgage With 'Paper Losses'By Credit.com | Sep 22, 2017 carterdayne/iStockYou probably already know qualifying for a mortgage requires&

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Why The Equifax Breach Might Make It Harder To Buy A Homeand What You Can Do

 Why the Equifax Breach Might Make It Harder to Buy a Home—and What You Can DoBy Clare Trapasso | Sep 15, 2017 Smith Collection/Gado/Getty ImagesFor years, security experts

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The Top 3 Hottest Real Estate Markets For 2017 Are In Florida

The Top 3 Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2017 Are in Florida By Lauren Phillips Where are the hottest real estate markets this year? Turns out the top ones are

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How The Feds Latest Move Is Expected To Hurt Home Buyers

How the Fed's Latest Move Is Expected to Hurt Home BuyersBy Clare Trapasso | Mar 15, 2017 Gumpanat/iStockThe Federal Reserve just announced some bad news for aspiring homeowners

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3 Crucial Reasons You Should Buy A Home Before 2017 Ends

BUY3 Crucial Reasons You Should Buy a Home Before 2017 EndsBy Lisa Gordon | Jan 23, 2017 danr13/iStockBuying a house in 2017 will feel kind of like you’ve jumped onto the

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Valentines Day Dining In Miami

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Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale Approaches Sellout In North Tower 90 Sold In The North Tower

Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale approaches sellout in north tower90% sold in the North Tower BYJOSH BAUMGARD FEB 8, 2017, 10:27AM EST  TWEET   SHARE   PIN;

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Want Your Home To Get A Reality Show Makeover Youd Better Read The Fine Print First

Want Your Home to Get a Reality Show Makeover? You'd Better Read the Fine Print FirstBy Clare Trapasso | Feb 2, 2017 Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesIt sounds like a

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The Renovations That Will Pay Off The Most For Your Home In 2017

TRENDSThe Renovations That Will Pay Off the Most for Your Home in 2017By Judy Dutton | Jan 11, 2017 panic_attack/iStockNew year, new home improvement projects? Whether you’re dying

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5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some thinking about buying a

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Buy Now Or Wait It Out INTEREST RATE INCREASES

Buy Now? Or Wait It Out? INTEREST RATE INCREASESPosted by Daryl Wizinsky on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 4:26pm.Act Now Or Wait It Out?Considering that most pros think mortgage rates

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Could Trumps Immigration Policies Make Home Prices Soar

Could Trump's Immigration Policies Make Home Prices Soar?By Clare Trapasso | Nov 17, 2016A signature plank of President-elect Donald Trump‘s campaign platform was building 

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Home Sales Rise In 17 Miami Neighborhoods

  Mid-market Miami single-family homes posted increased sales in the third quarter as 17 Miami neighborhoods registered year-over-year home sales gains and median prices rose for the 19th

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Former Home Of Enrique Iglesias Back On The Market At A Lower Price

Former home of Enrique Iglesias back on the market at a lower price The founder of Pompano-based PetMed Express, who bought the place from Iglesias in 2004, asks $21.5 million November 12, 2016 05

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Scottie Pippen Lobs Yacht In With Sale Of His Fort Lauderdale Mansion

CELEBRITY REAL ESTATEScottie Pippen Lobs Yacht in With Sale of His Fort Lauderdale MansionBy Lisa Gordon | Nov 11, 2016Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesHall of Fame baller Scottie Pippen

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2017 Promises To Be An Interesting Year In Real Estate

2017 promises to be an interesting year in real estate. Facing the Millennial Effect, interest rate questions and a new President taking office will bring about changes in the housing 

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Coconut Groves Luxe Real Estate Market A Sleeping Giant About To Awaken Read More Here Httpwwwmiami

 As Miami’s primordial neighborhood, Coconut Grove evokes passion and pride among its residents past and current. Long considered Miami’s dormant market, the Grove has most recently come

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How To Really Become A Millionaire Through Real Estate

Real estate can make you a millionaire.Sure, this might sound like the promise of a late-night television salesperson trying to get you to attend the latest “free seminar,” but the reality:

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All The Single Ladies Are Shaking Up This Real Estate Market

 Gayane Meschyan is taking her time shopping — she expects to own this next purchase for at least 10 years.At age 43, with no spouse or children, she wants to feel sure she's making the right

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Check Yourself Home Maintenance Tasks You Need To Tackle In November

Check Yourself: Home Maintenance Tasks You Need to Tackle in NovemberBy Lisa Gordon | Nov 1, 2016Elenathewise/iStockWe’ll be honest: We hate the phrase “transitional month.”

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4 Ways Mortgage Lenders Can Help You Buy A Home

 In the long home-buying journey, lenders are often pegged as the bad guy—the villain who holds the purse strings and decides whether (or not) to loosen ’em up and grant you&

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New Home Sales Rose 31 In September

 More Americans bought new homes in September, a sign that demand remains strong despite a shortage of properties on the market.Recent hiring gains coupled with low interest rates have

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Terrified To Buy A Home Your Top Fears Debunked

 You wake up in a cold sweat. There’s something lurking in the dark, visible by flickering computer light. Something’s haunting you. It’s… the real estate listings! Deep down,

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Miami Ranks Fourth For Asian Investment Among US Markets CBRE

Miami ranks fourth for Asian investment among US markets: CBRE Chinese yuan's depreciation makes U.S. real estate a safe bet, according to CBRE October 24, 2016 05:00PM« PREVIOUSNEXT »

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FirstTime Millennial Buyers Poised To Revolutionize The Real Estate Market In 2017

You want a real estate revolution? We’ve got you covered: Next year, more than half of all homes will be bought by first-time home buyers, according to an exclusive survey of buyers by.

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ATTOM The Foreclosure Crisis Is Over

 According to ATTOM Data Solutions, the foreclosure crisis is over.ATTOM released its September and Q3 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which includes default notices, scheduled auctions or

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ExistingHome Sales Rise As Prices Start To Drop

As they do this time of year, prices on existing homes began falling in August—which may have led to a bump in sales.Purchases of existing homes had fallen sharply in July but rebounded in August,

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Rental Demand Puts The Squeeze On Fort Lauderdales Multifamily Market Report

Rental demand puts the squeeze on Fort Lauderdale’s multifamily market: report Of the 7,300 apartments under construction in Broward, 1,800 are in Fort Lauderdale October 12, 2016 01:30PM«

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Number Of Home Flippers Hits PreCrash Level But Dont Panic Yet

 As we’ve watched homeowners buy, remodel, and cash out over the years on shows like “Flip This House” to “Flip or Flop” to “Flipping Out,” house flipping has come to seem like

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How To Break A Lease Early

How to Break a Lease EarlyKimberly Dawn Neumann 4:00 pm ET October 7, 2016 alexskopje/iStock It’s Murphy’s Law, rental edition: You find the perfect apartment, sign the lease,

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Luxury Condo Sales In Miami Are Down 444

 Figures out of Miami this week showed residential sales are down almost 21% from the same time last year. But as bad as this double-digit decline may seem, it pales in comparison to what’s

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The Hottest US Real Estate Markets For September 2016

The Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets for September 2016 ByCicely Wedgeworth 5:30 pm ET September 29, 2016 Mindy_Nicole_Photography/iStock; uschools/iStockjjwithers/iStock; Aneese;

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A Simple Way Millions Can Save 100000

Get a roommate for a handful of years: It could add an extra zero or two to your bottom line.Rent tends to be the biggest monthly expense for many Americans. The number of renters (11 million) who

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Caution Urged As Hurricane Matthew Nears

Although the National Hurricane Center's official forecast for Hurricane Matthew showed it going east of Florida, officials said it's still too soon to rule out possible hurricane impacts to the

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5 Fla Cities Rank In Top 30 For Economic Growth

With the economy rebounding since the Great Recession, WalletHub, a personal-finance website, attempted to identify the U.S. cities that grew the most rapidly between 2009 and 2015. To do that, it

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Fla Consumer Confidence Ticks Up 28 Points

Consumer sentiment among Floridians ticked up 2.8 points in September to 90.9, according to the latest University of Florida (UF) consumer survey.Among the five components that make up the index,

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Whats The Minimum Credit Score For A Mortgage

If you’re looking to get a mortgage to buy a home, your credit score matters. A lot. If it’s good, you should be able to get financing without a problem; if it’s bad, you could

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Veteran And Military Home Buyers Make

Having a place to call your own—whether you’re going to be there for four years or forever—is an essential part of the American dream. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers plenty of

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6 Surprising Things That Can Sabotage Your Credit Score1

f you’re hunting for a house and a mortgage, you’ve probably heard that your credit scorewill affect your buying power big-time, because lenders use your credit

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Whats The Cost Of A Home Appraisal

By Lisa Gordon | Jun 24, 2016If you need a mortgage to buy a home, your lender will require a home appraisal—where a professional estimates the value of your

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Will The Home Appraiser Shortage Wreck Your HomeBuying Dreams Not If You Read This

By Judy Dutton | Sep 29, 2016Get ready to hurry up and wait, home buyers! Even if you’ve found your dream home, made an offer that’s been accepted, and passed that critical

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Why The Real Estate Boom In The Miami River Is A Gamechanger

Why the Real Estate Boom in the Miami River is a GamechangerBy Robyn A. Friedman | March 8, 2016 | Home & Real Estate SHAREThe Miami River’s renaissance is

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Getting Ready For Summer

Getting Ready For Summer With summer just about here and it’s time to put those summertime dreams into action. Whether you are planning a vacation or just staying around the house, making

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Buying A Home

Buying A HomeBuying a home is a big step! Whether you’re buying your first home, your dream home, or your tenth investment property, yours will be a big investment. I know how important this is to

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6 Common Mistakes FirstTime Homebuyers Make

6 Common Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make0Not hiring a professional team can cost you BYJANET THOMSON@WORDSTROKERJUN 21, 2016, 8:59ASUPPORTED BY Sunny EckerleThe housing market shows no

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Selling Your House 5 Reasons You Shouldnt For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). 

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10 Mortgage Numbers Youll Be Glad You Know

10 Mortgage Numbers You’ll Be Glad You KnowByDaniel Bortz 6:00 am ET June 1, 2016 agsandrew/iStock At first glance, mortgages may look like an endless, roiling sea of numbers. And

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The Best Of Sarasota Real Estate

Sarasota Luxury from $300,000 to $400,000When it comes to finding the perfect home in the Sarasota Real Estate Market, everyone wants the best value for the money.  Luxury means

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10 Ways To Find Out About A Neighborhood Without Being There

10 Ways to Find Out About a Neighborhood Without Being There ByMargaret Heidenry 6:30 am ETFebruary 15, 2016 Christophe Launay/Getty Images “So what’s the neighborhood 

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How To Make Your Home Pet Friendly Make Your Home Safe And Comfortable For Furry Feathered And Finne

Pets are more than just animals. Our furry, feathered, and finned friends require time, attention, and as safe and comfortable a home as we do. "Most people don't think about pets when buying or

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So You Wanna Buy A House Step 6 Perfect The Art Of The Offer

So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 6: Perfect the Art of the Offer ByJamie Wiebe 6:30 am ETFebruary 8, 2016 Westend61/Getty Images We’ll get right down to it: Shopping for a home is

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6 Reasons You Should Never Buy Or Sell A Home Without An Agent

6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an AgentByRachel Stults 3:15 pm ETFebruary 4, 2016 Manfred Rutz/Getty Images It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your

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So You Wanna Buy A House Step 5 Pick The Right One

So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 5: Pick the Right One ByJamie Wiebe 12:00 pm ETFebruary 2, 2016 Kativ/iStock You’ve done your research, saved up for a down payment,

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5 Types Of Buyers Youll Face While Selling Your Home

5 Types of Buyers You’ll Face While Selling Your HomeByCraig Donofrio 12:00 pm ETJanuary 21, 2016 JerryPDX/iStock Ever heard you need to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince? Of course

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7 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Every Home Buyer Should Know

7 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Every Home Buyer Should KnowByLiz Alterman 4:00 pm ETJanuary 22, 2016 MiltonBrown/Getty Images You like being under a microscope? Whatever your answer to that

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7 Things People Forget To Do Before They Move

7 Things People Forget to Do Before They Move ByMargaret Heidenry 4:15 pm ETJanuary 15, 2016 Peter Dazeley/Getty Images You packed everything perfectly, including that 

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Where is Miami in the real estate cycle on the eve of 2016? Reliance on cash buyers, oversupply of condos, slowdown in sales = recipe for recession December 30, 2015 05:15PM By Francisco

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Jul 1 2015 12216 1

In Miami luxury market, single-family home resales outpace condosMusician Phil Collins bought the Miami mansion once owned by Jennifer Lopez for $33 million in June. | Juan Fernando Ayora

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3 Things You Need to Do Before You Buy a HouseBy Matthew Frankel | More Articles April 5, 2014 | Comments (0)With winter in the rear view mirror, we can expect much

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Looking to buy in the Miami area? You've come to the right place! Miami is growing

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