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Why Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Be Back In Vogue

Mon Jul 11, 2022 by on Real Estate

Why Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Be Back In Vogue

With economic uncertainty in the market, many homeowners are looking to adjustable rate over fixed rate mortgages. Why? Initially adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, typically offer lower rates than fixed mortgage rates and then adjust at specific intervals over the life of the loan. Currently, ARMs look attractive to those home purchasers who are concerned with both higher mortgage rates, rising […]

Homeowner Associations Push Back Rental Investors

Thu Apr 21, 2022 by on Real Estate

Homeowner Associations Push Back Rental Investors

There is a rise in homeowner associations attempting to block investors from purchasing residential properties for rental purposes. These groups claim that, by having companies buying rental properties, has actually led to a decline in property maintenance, making their neighborhoods less attractive and potentially lowering their property values. While homeowner associations typically enforce rules found in their documents, such as […]

Silver Lining to Deflating Housing Market Bubble

Mon Apr 4, 2022 by on Real Estate

Silver Lining to Deflating Housing Market Bubble

Various economists are predicting that the home price growth will slow down. If this does not happen, home purchase prices will go further out of reach for homebuyers that the housing market overall will overheat. Already there is far more demand than supply, and far less affordable homes in reach of potential purchasers. While most of these economists prefer the […]

What Does A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Have To Do With The South Florida Real Estate Market?

Mon Jan 31, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

What Does A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Have To Do With The South Florida Real Estate Market?

Whether Russia invades Ukraine has not only tremendous political but also global financial consequences. The United States has already threatened sanctions targeting Russia’s ability to send money throughout the world.  Perhaps the most far-reaching financial sanction would be to block folks in Russia the ability to use the internationally renowned and recognized Belgium based SWIFT system of payments that moves […]

Is Luxury Housing All About the Brand?

Wed Jan 26, 2022 by on Real Estate

Is Luxury Housing All About the Brand?

“Branded” housing is definitely in vogue in South Florida. In the luxury residential real estate market, purchasers seek brand names such as Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Porsche, and Aston Martin as they consider homes.   The number of hotel branded residences, for example, doubled from 2010 and 2020. Why? Such high-end residences provide an array of services, ranging from spas […]

The Cool-Down of the Housing Market

Fri Jul 30, 2021 by on Real Estate

The Cool-Down of the Housing Market

The housing boom that we have experienced for the past year is slowing down. In fact, sales of new homes decreased in June to the lowest level since the early days of the pandemic in April 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales of new single family homes decreased to 19.4% below June 2020 levels, and are 6.6% of […]

The Effects of Worldwide Population Decline and Real Estate

Wed May 26, 2021 by on Real Estate

The Effects of Worldwide Population Decline and Real Estate

With the exception of Nigeria, the global population is decreasing as more parents are delaying having children and fewer babies are being born. Reasons for this population shift include the worldwide changes in cultural and social mores as more women have gained access to education and contraception, as well as more people marrying later in life and the substantive cost […]