for buyers: SHORT SALES PRIMER - BACK TO BASICS UPDATED - 03/19/09 12:42 AM
Short Sale Primer For Brokers, Sellers and Buyers
A Primer -
Since I wrote the Short Sale Primer the short sale methodology used by lenders has morphed several times.  It is a different animal than it was almost 10 months ago.  The passage of time requires that the original article, which was very popular (thank you) be revised to reflect new policies by the lenders.  I have also added several pertinent links to more detailed discussions on the various subjects in this article.
Short sales are nothing new.  When I represented a few national lenders for all of their foreclosures … (2 comments)

for buyers: The Real Estate Tide is Changing in Miami, FL - Come join the Ride!! - 02/20/09 07:04 AM
Wow, I feel like I have whiplash!  It seems that all of the people who WANTED to buy but were just waiting are entering the market!  I have written 2 offers today, have 2 more to go and a few in the wings.  The general consensus from the buyers is that we finally have some REALLY GOOD DEALS now!  Mostly short sales and foreclosures, the pricing is finally where they are ready to get off the fence.
For the most part, the current wave of buyers are:
1) investors
2) Buyers who could not enter the market at the height with … (2 comments)

for buyers: Buyers -->> Making an offer on a Short Sale? What does this mean for you? - 05/22/08 12:41 PM
Many (most) buyers today are really looking for a "deal" and often equate the term "short sale" with "deal". This may be the case, but then again, it may not. If you are a buyer anticipate making an offer to purchase a property that will be a short sale, the best way to do so is with eyes wide open as to what you may expect. Here are a few things to consider before going forward with an offer on a short sale....
1. Short sales take notoriously long, easily several weeks to several months depending on the bank that holds … (9 comments)

for buyers: Market update for Horse Properties in Miami-Dade County - 05/17/08 03:05 AM
Horse Properties - Overview Miami-Dade
Sold in Past 6 months - 8 Closed Price range $385,000-$999,000 Average Sold Price - $680,375 Average sale to list price ratio - 91.13% Average time on market - 6.3 months Current Properties on the market for sale- 45 Current Price range - $327,900-$4,750,000 (Avg. $1,400,652) Supply of properties in relation to sales - 2.3 years Non-Horse Properties - Overview Miami-Dade for Similarly Priced Properties
Sold in Past 6 months -843 Closed Price range $400,000-$4,995,000 Average sale to list price ratio - 90.47% Average time on market - 4.4 months Current Properties on the market for … (1 comments)

for buyers: Florida Equestrian Property Saddle Ridge Teams With Papillon Real Estate LLC - 03/27/08 01:27 AM
Experienced Specialists Contribute to Successful DevelopmentSaddle Ridge, an all-natural Florida equestrian property near the historic town of Sebring, FL, has teamed with Papillon Real Estate LLC to strengthen its sales and marketing and reinforce the very best in eco-conscious quality. Papillon Real Estate, based out of Coral Gables, FL, provides guidance and insight to real estate purchasers, especially those with equestrian interests.Janie Coffey of Papillon Real Estate commented, "Originally, when Saddle Ridge met with us, they said they were going to create an equestrian property in Florida. It was going to be large lots and bridle trails. We really encouraged them to create … (4 comments)

for buyers: Mary Ann Simonds helps Saddle Ridge create a Ecological Equestrian Community in Florida - 03/19/08 12:56 PM
Saddle Ridge, an all-natural and eco-friendly equestrian community near the quaint Florida town of Sebring, has added Mary Ann Simonds to its team of "green" experts. Simonds is a professional equine and equestrian consultant who has worked in the equestrian industry for the last 25 years.Simonds' experience ranges from sustainable development and strategic planning to eco-tourism and equine behavior. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming, majoring in Wildlife Biology and Equine Ecology, she earned her Master's Degree at John F. Kennedy University in Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, specializing in Organizational Development and Leadership."I have been waiting … (2 comments)

for buyers: Horse Communities in Florida, we can help you find the RIGHT Equestrian Development! - 03/11/08 01:28 PM
We specialize in equestrian real estate in Florida and enjoy helping horses find their dream homes. If you are searching for the right horse community for you and your equine friends, let us help. There are over 20 new horse developments being marketed by developers right now in Florida and many more that are available as resale properties. We have analyzed them and can help you find the right match. Size, location, amenities, restrictions, price and more all play a part in finding the BEST option for you and we can help cut your time searching dramatically because we have already … (4 comments)

for buyers: How to pick the Equestrian Development that is best to you - Comparing Horse Communities - 02/03/08 09:33 AM
Horse communities are cropping up all over the US. With stating that the US has the highest horse population in the world, it's no wonder! Within the US, Florida has the third largest horse population and has quite a few established and new equestrian communities to serve our happy horse lovers. My business partner and I have visited many of these, spoken to the developers and Realtors of many more and researched even more of the equestrian developments in Florida. Surprisingly, there is a vast difference in what various properties offer (and don't!!). Here is a pretty good checklist you … (2 comments)

for buyers: "Are they negotiable?" the buyer's new favorite catch phrase..... - 09/16/07 11:23 PM
"Are they negotiable?" .....
We are asked all the time if the sellers are negotiable....both from buyers interested in our listings and buyers we are working with as buyer's agents, it's nothing new...
BUT the question has taken an interesting turn, now they often ask if sellers are negotiable BEFORE they know how the home is priced or EVEN what the price is!  Prime example; we get a call from a yard sign and before even asking the price the caller asks "are they negotiable?".  We are baffled by this question.  What if the home is worth $300,000 and were priced … (31 comments)

Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty)

Janie Coffey

Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives

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