miami beach homes: Miami Beach Homes - 08/17/09 03:05 AM
When people think of Miami Beach, they think of bikinis, beaches and condos. While there are beautiful beaches, plenty of bikinis and many condos, there is more than “meets the eye” with Miami Beach real estate. Not only are there homes on the main island of Miami Beach, but there are also island homes off the coast of Miami Beach that are considered Miami Beach homes. Communities like South Beach homes, North Bay Road or any home communities in Mid-Beach or North-Beach go largely unnoticed due to their privacy and exclusivity.
But for the ultimate luxury in Miami Beach homes, one … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: What Economists and Weathermen have in Common - 07/10/09 04:53 AM
Standing in front of a green screen a weatherman or weatherwoman predicts daily, weekly and even monthly weather conditions based on scientific facts, historical recordings and educated guesses. But even with upper-atmospheric pressure readers, satellite imagery and a plethora of data, predicting the weather is a difficult task and weathermen are notoriously wrong in their predictions. This historically inaccurate reporting doesn’t stop people from tuning in everyday and getting information and at time misinformation about the weather for the day. This essentially is the same thing that economists do, providing the lofty service of predicting future events to an information craving … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Tricks of Quick Home Selling - 07/08/09 02:59 AM
Selling a home in the current real estate market can be difficult, so sellers and real estate professionals have focused their energy of what works when trying to sell a home. Fixing the exterior of a home is pivotal. With so many homes on the market, having a strong exterior appeal is pivotal in selling a home. Gardening, painting, landscaping and adding accessories are all quick things that can be done to increase the exterior appeal of a home for sale.
Another trick is to undercut the competition right from the start. When homes go on the market, they receive instant … (1 comments)

miami beach homes: Why Can’t I Sell my Home? - 07/08/09 02:52 AM
Real estate professionals can break it down to a science saying that a home didn’t sell because the price wasn’t right, the home wasn’t staged correctly or the home went on the market too soon or too late, but the reality is sometimes home just don’t sell right away. Selling a home isn’t a process that should be rushed at any point. The implications of rushing to sell or buy a home can cause decades of repercussions. So what should you do if your home is just not selling, turn up the appeal of your home.
If you can do minor … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Home Emergencies - 07/08/09 02:50 AM
While buying and selling homes is a difficult task, there are also the later tasks of maintaining a home and making sure it’s safe for its residents. Keeping a home up-to-date from things as serious as reinforcing the infrastructure to things as minor as replacing old fixtures and changing the air filter can boost the quality of a home and the quality of safety for its residents. Beyond basic repairs there are other practices one can employ to assure home safety in case of an emergency.
First of all emergency home kits can be used in a variety of situations and … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: First Time Buying Tips - 04/30/09 08:09 AM
Miami Beach homes have never been more affordable than they are now. Median prices have plunged, mortgage rates remain unusually low and the U.S. government is giving first time buyers an incentive to take the step towards homeownership. Like any major investment, especially something as big as a home, it’s important to do your homework.
If you’re looking to buy Miami Beach homes within a short timeframe, it’s probably not the best way to go about things. Always start off by taking into account what you can and cannot afford and how the additional costs of homeownership will affect your finances. … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: How to Save on Closing Costs - 04/30/09 08:06 AM
After browsing through the large selection of Miami Beach condos you’ve finally come across the one you’d like and you’ve already done the research and chosen the best mortgage lender to business with. Before simply signing off on the dotted line, it may be worth your while to take a good look at the closing costs and how can you reduce the amount.
Closing fees can vary between loan-origination and third party fees, the lender can easily explain which fees fall under which category. You’ll usually find these listed as numbers starting somewhere in the 800 range up to the 1300s, … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Internet Marketing - 04/30/09 08:03 AM
Home sellers, how are you promoting your Miami Beach homes in the current market? We all know that a well devised marketing plan is an essential component in seeing even the slightest hint of potential buyers knocking at the door but how far reaching is your marketing strategy? The internet has become a required complement to a truly effective home marketing plan.
There are numerous free resources available you can use to your advantage when promoting Miami Beach homes. Some popular real estate websites have taken a page from sites like YouTube and have incorporated video into their sites, allowing you … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Reasons to Consider an Architect - 04/30/09 07:59 AM
Remodeling Miami Beach homes or any home is very common, the differences lie in just how large, time consuming and costly the project in question might be. There are numerous remodeling projects in which one can take the DIY approach and then there are the massive ones which require significant preplanning and can spiral out of control. It’s these types of projects where an architect might come in very handy.
It’s quite understandable that some people would rather opt against hiring an architect to work on their Miami Beach homes since they can be a little expensive but since they already … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: The Right Home for Your Pet - 04/30/09 07:29 AM
Today, dogs have become an integral member of the family and chances are you’ll find at least two living in any South Florida neighborhood. Since many people take their pets into account when searching through Miami Beach homes for sale, it’s important to know what to look out for.
Miami Beach homes with a huge yard are obviously a major plus but they should not take precedent over other important factors when searching for the right home for you and your four legged friend. Put the leash on take your pet for a leisurely stroll the neighborhood and see what happens. … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Sales Activity in the Month of March - 04/30/09 07:26 AM
March turned out to be a good month for real estate as sales skyrocketed over 100 percent in Miami-Dade County. Once again, it was the reduced mortgage rates, government implemented tax perks, and inexpensive prices for Miami Beach homes that drove buying activity last month.
The month of March continues an eight month streak of home sales increases when compared to 2008. Miami Beach condos as well condominiums in neighboring Broward County also saw encouraging buying activity along with traditional single family homes. Despite this, it’s still best to approach it with a healthy dose of cautious optimism.
One of the … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: A Good View is Good for Value - 03/26/09 03:55 AM
White sandy beaches looking out to the crystal blue ocean, a luminous skyline reflecting off glistening waters, a vast landscape pocked with colorful vegetation, these scenic vistas are some of the most sought-after in the world. If you have a place, or are looking for a place with these sorts of views, it can be a great investment opportunity. Having a great view sells a home like no other. Just like having an amazing master bedroom and bathroom can sell a home on its own, having a great view can do the same.
The fact that great views are so valuable … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: What a Good Realtor Should be Providing - 03/25/09 04:52 AM
 First of all, a good realtor should always meet with the client before working on buying or selling a home for them. Realtors know a lot about home buying, but until they sit down with you and discuss your goals, they can’t really provide you with a quality service.
They should present a marketing plan. There are certain things all realtors do to help sell a home, for instance they put the home in the Multiple Listings Service (MLS), put up a sign in front of the home and advertise the home on their marketing network. But, each home is different … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Vacation Home Foreclosures - 02/23/09 08:06 AM
The current real estate market declines are seen by many as a huge problem and others as huge opportunity. Condos and homes all over the country and in some other parts of the world have declined in value so dramatically that those who are in the position to invest are taking the opportunity to do so. Vacation property is usually purchased by people who have already paid off a home and want to continue investing in real estate. If that is the case then vacation spots like Miami Beach and the Caribbean are perfect for vacation property seekers.
Miami Beach condos … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: First Time Home Buying - 01/14/09 03:30 AM
As the country’s recession continues, the prices for Miami Beach condos and mortgage rates continue to drop. In some cases sellers are desperate to find a buyer, making them much more susceptible to entertaining these so-called “lowball offers”. Let’s go back to basics and explore some initial questions first time buyers may have when considering something like Miami Beach condos.
Speaking of this lowball offer, many buyers of Miami Beach condos wonder whether there’s a certain amount they can offer for a condo that’s considerably lower than the asking price. These days it’s quite possible to have a seller agree on … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Home Buying Satisfaction - 12/04/08 06:29 AM
If you’re a Miami Beach real estate enthusiast or are embarking upon your first Miami Beach homes purchase, purchasing something like South Beach condos can in a certain way be considered a fun and exciting experience. However the thrill of owning Miami Beach homes can quickly turn into a headache if the prior research wasn’t done properly. As with any large investment, it’s crucial to know everything about your Miami Beach homes purchase before actually moving into it.
Miami Beach and thus Miami Beach homes are not necessarily everyone’s idea of a good place to live. Before deciding upon choosing Miami … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Miami Beach Foreclosure Mania - 11/07/08 05:54 AM
When the subprime mortgage crisis hit Florida it was assumed that high-end property like South Beach condos and Miami Beach homes would be immune to value plummeting. That, of course, was a wrong assumption. Prices for all property form luxury oceanfront homes to high-rise lofts. Forbes ranked Miami Beach toward the top of the list of “foreclosure hot spots”. Foreclosures aren’t the only thing bringing real estate values down in Miami Beach. The other culprit is overbuilding that has graced the Miami Beach skyline with dozens of buildings struggling to fill every unit with a tenant or buyer. This over supply … (1 comments)

miami beach homes: Miami Beach Activities - 10/07/08 08:14 AM
Miami Beach is such an incredible place to live. If not for the beaches, fine dining, world-famous shopping and musical atmosphere, certainly the never ending list of things to do and places to see should appeal to just about anyone with an adventurous spirit. Whether you're a rambunctious twenty-something trying to see everything there is to see or if you're an octogenarian who has seen everything and wants to relax in the sun, Miami Beach has anything and everything you'd need.
In case you were wondering, Miami Beach has three different beaches: Miami Beach, Mid-Beach and South Beach. Miami Beach and … (0 comments)

miami beach homes: Working With Mortgage Closing Costs - 05/07/08 08:28 AM
For those who can afford to experience a short-term monetary loss, there's arguably never been a better time to purchase South Florida homes and invest in real estate.  Miami Beach condo and home prices are unusually low and mortgage rates are affordable, allowing those with impeccable credit to obtain agreeable financing.While low home mortgage rates are indeed attractive for anyone entertaining the thought of home buying, buyers should be aware of one important factor that comes into play when applying for a mortgage: the closing costs.All closing costs are not the same and it's not unusual for a mortgage lender to … (2 comments)

miami beach homes: Lucrative South Florida Real Estate - 02/18/08 04:08 AM
What makes an average neighborhood an irresistible neighborhood?  Is it the townsfolk who inhabit it?  Or could it be the atmosphere and location and the important shops, schools and attractions next door?  It’s safe to say that all of these things play a key role in attracting buyers and investors.
Hamilton Heights in New York, Dallas, Charleston, Massachusetts, these are all neighborhoods name checked in a prominent publication considered to be some of the most lucrative in the country for their individual city developments, the overall neighborly allure and premium property values.
Another one of those is Miami Beach, singled out … (0 comments)


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