realty empire: FIRPTA WITHHOLDING! - 04/26/18 05:06 AM
FIRPTA is a United States tax law that imposes income tax on foreign persons disposing of United States real property interests. A U.S. real property interest includes sales of interests in parcels of real property as well as sales of shares in certain U.S. corporations that are considered U.S. real property holding corporations.
 
Persons purchasing U.S. real property interests from foreign persons, certain purchasers’ agents, and settlement officers are required to withhold 15% (increased from 10% effective February 15th 2016) of the gross sales price from proceeds as a “deposit” due to IRS within 20 days after closing 
 
Withholding ensures U.S. taxation of … (0 comments)

realty empire: Miami-Dade PACE Program for sustainable living! - 04/24/18 08:33 AM
Engaging Miami-Dade residents to practice, and support, a reduction in energy use and sustainable living.
Energy Twenty-four seven access to reliable energy in Miami-Dade is critical to power buildings, equipment and vehicles that we depend upon every day. In fact, electricity and transportation together account for roughly 90 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Miami-Dade County.
The County's Energy Efficiency Campaign includes programs that engage residents to practice, and support, a reduction in energy use and sustainable living.
The County has also developed the Miami-Dade County Electricity Master Plan , which provides a systemic approach to efficient energy use within Miami-Dade County … (0 comments)

realty empire: Yes to Amendment 2 in 2018 - Non-Homestead Property Tax Cap - 04/10/18 05:04 AM
VOTE YES to Amendment 2 in 2018!! Non-Homestead Property Tax Cap
DO YOU OWN INVESTMENT PROPERTY, SECOND HOME, VACATION HOME IN SOUTH FLORIDA? THEN THIS IS A MUST READ FOR YOU. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
What exactly does Amendment 2 do? In 2008, voters approved a constitutional amendment that limited how much certain property taxes could increase each year. In 2019, that yearly cap will expire – unless Amendment 2 passes on the November, 2018 ballot.
Is Amendment 2 a tax cut? Amendment 2 is not a tax cut or tax increase. It simply keeps a cap – already in place – on … (0 comments)

realty empire: New Construction Miami Luxury Home For Sale! - 03/16/18 12:18 PM
 New Construction Miami Luxury Home
Baptist area, Miami, FL
Price: $2,300,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Square Footage: 7,265
Lot: Builder's Acre ( approx. 34,000 sq ft)
No Home Owner's Association
Call Beatriz Mendez at 786-471-4125 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.


 This beauty sits on a large lot,  approximately 34,000 sq ft. featuring luxury top of line finishes. 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths with a 3 car garage.
 
If entertaining is your forte, there is no better place to do this then from the expansive kitchen in this amazing home. The stainless steel appliances make the kitchen come together, but it's the vast amount of space … (4 comments)

realty empire: Important Mortgage Loan Calculations! - 03/15/18 04:57 AM
 
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realty empire: Miami-Dade Property Tax Discrepancy - 03/13/18 07:55 AM
Selling your home and realized there's a Miami-Dade property tax roll discrepancy in the true property square footage or number of bedrooms from what the property appraisers office has on record? 
 
This is not a rare occurence.  Keep in mind that when Miami-Dade updated to computerized data storage there were a few glitches when transferring property information from the microfilm era.  This is the reason we find discrepancies in Zillow, Trulia, etc.,  such websites pull information from the property appraisers office.  If you have found your property to have any discrepancies and wish to address and correct it, you can submit a Property Appraisers Contact Form for Miami-Dade County.
 
Please note discrepancies on … (0 comments)

realty empire: Miami Real Estate Market still on the Rise ! - 03/13/18 06:31 AM
Miami Condo, Single-Family Home Sales Jump in January   Miami existing condominium and single-family home sales rose in January as $1 million-and-up luxury transactions jumped for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.  
MIAMI — Miami existing condominium and single-family home sales rose in January as $1 million-and-up luxury transactions jumped for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales—which are competing with one of the most robust … (2 comments)

realty empire: South Florida is Top-5 Market for International Buyers - 03/12/18 08:53 AM
Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and is a top-five market for consumers in the world’s six largest regions, according to December data.  
South Florida is Top-5 Market for Homebuyers in World’s Six Largest Regions
 
MIAMI — Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished … (1 comments)

realty empire: OWN VS RENT.. WHAT'S BETTER FOR YOUR POCKET - 03/07/18 01:26 PM
There are many benefits attached to having a house, including how its prestige and a certain peace of mind that can come with it.
 
Below are some of the main reasons why you should have your own house:
 
The Mortgage Rate is Low
One of these outstanding advantages is that becoming a homeowner is simpler than ever. In other words, it is relatively cheaper to borrow money for a home now than it was a few years ago.
Interest rates vary through the years. Several years ago, interest rates were higher and it would have been more … (2 comments)

realty empire: Secrets Every Home Seller Should Know - 03/06/18 10:30 AM
WEALTHY HOME SELLER SECRETS
It’s true! Every day homes sell for WAY less than they should. It makes me cringe to see how many mistakes people make when selling. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great if you’re a buyer. However, if you’re a seller every mistake can cost thousands of dollars. Home seller secrets exposed in my book!   Claim Your Free Book Now … (3 comments)

realty empire: First Time Home Buyer Programs - 03/05/18 08:02 AM
  Grants for First Time Home Buyers
While looking for a grant to purchase a home in Miami, it is important to be knowledgeable and motivated. In this field there are many organizations and people who can help you through the grant process.
Unfortunately, there are also people who are waiting to take advantage of your situation.
They are able to do this through the many fees and costs linked to buying a house.
Matters that involve money always need to be handled with care. Home buyers are not carrying around piles of cash and probably have it … (2 comments)

realty empire: SOUTH FLORIDA'S HOUSING MARKET REBOUND - 05/07/14 12:23 AM

 
 
Housing market rebound has been found to be uneven in South Florida.  Affluent neighborhoods such as Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Key Biscayne have made an incredible recovery while inner city home owners are still underwater struggling with home values.
 
“By contrast, the county’s affluent areas were spared. In the ZIPs covering Coral Gables and Pinecrest, for instance, the median price of a single-family home fell 27 percent from peak to bust, compared with a 45 percent loss in home values countywide during that dark period.” Miami Herald
 
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realty empire: SENIOR PREMIUM ASSISTED LIVING - 05/06/14 12:37 AM

Senior living at it’s finest !!!!
 
Senior Premier Assisted Living is now available and affordable in Miami!!  Unlike other Assisted Living Facilities which run you a few thousand dollars a month for basic living needs, at our premier assisted living facility your monthly rent covers 24 hr nursing care, assistance with personal care, weekly housekeeping, transportation within 10 mile radius, assistance with light grocery shopping and making doctor's appointments and much more !! The Activities Director at the premier assisted living facility encourages social interaction.  Beauty salon, craft room, restaurant, pool and gardening available to all tenants. AND THE BEST THING … (0 comments)

 
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