miami real estate: TURN YOUR IRA OR 401(K) INTO THE BANK - 02/10/14 11:12 PM
Written by Forrest Moore, 401K Financing Insiders
Sometimes the banks says no.  Maybe you own too many properties.  Maybe they don't see your vision.  Maybe your finances aren’t what you wish they would be.  Sometimes you wish you could tell the bank no.  You don’t want to follow their rules, you don’t want to pay them tens of thousands of dollars in interest and fees.  Sometimes it’s just time for you to look for a different way to do things.
Turn your IRA or 401(k) into the bank.  You can tap your IRA or 401(k) without taxes or penalties to buy real estate or fund a mortgage for a friend … (0 comments)

miami real estate: The REAL Real Estate Perspective - 02/10/12 01:37 AM
www.MiamiFreeHomeInfo.comBy Dennis Yen
Today's news really gives us mixed signals about the real estate market. Some say real estate is flourishing and some say that it continues decline. The fact of the matter is that there are quite a few angles from which you can view the real estate market. It isn't simply prices and loan rates, as most people like to report. It's much deeper than that.
One important angle, and the focus of this article, is that real estate ought to be looked at through a regional perspective. Even in a city, each neighborhood has its own characteristics. Some … (0 comments)

miami real estate: A Mixture of Residential Luxury and Lifestyle Gives Brickell Thumbs Up - 01/06/12 03:16 AM
www.MiamiFreeHomeInfo.comBy Mauricio BoschComing from Biscayne Bay a beautiful cluster of buildings can be appreciated from the distance. It's the new Miami residential metropolis that blends with the financial capital of the Americas. This amazing city under the tropical sunshine is the home of the beautiful and exclusive Brickell condos. Its downtown Miami and Brickell that together form this amazing cosmopolitan silhouette called the Miami skyline.
Multiple examples of different architectures and styles coexist together in Brickell and downtown Miami. Impressive office buildings and landmarks along with spectacular residential Brickell condos have been built transforming the once calm and quiet city of … (0 comments)

miami real estate: Aventura Real Estate Brings Options to Bargain Buyers - 11/11/11 01:07 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.comAventura is a great place to live. Dubbed the City of Excellence, Aventura is located in the north eastern portion of Miami-Dade County.  This trendy neighborhood has great shops, new neighborhoods, parks, golf courses, and tons of restaurants.
Aventura is located around Biscayne Boulevard, including Miami Gardens Drive, Ives Dairy Road, and Country Club Drive Circle.
In the heart of Aventura you’ll find the Aventura Mall with Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Nordstom and an abundance of stores. Excellent dining is not an exception in Aventura; restaurants like Morton’s, The Cheescake Factory, PF Changs, Heavy Burger, Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak and many more are … (1 comments)

miami real estate: Free List of South Florida Bank-Owned Properties Updated Daily - 11/08/11 05:05 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.comBy Cedric Loiselle
Becoming a homeowner is the dream of many people, and many are making this dream a reality by buying foreclosed homes. Foreclosed homes are properties that have been surrendered to the bank by owners who could not pay the mortgage and were forced to return the home to the lender in order to settle the debt. Once the bank has reclaimed these homes they tend to sell them quickly because banks don't have any real need for real estate other than the money it returns. These sales, generally done through an auction, can allow aspiring home owners to … (0 comments)

miami real estate: Would it be difficult for me to qualify FHA 203K since I’m already approve for FHA loan? The home I want to purchase needs major work inside - 05/03/11 01:40 AM
It used to be that you bought a home and then applied for a home equity loan to fix it up, resulting in two loans. But many lenders won't make rehab loans. Some won't fund equity loans at closing, especially if there is no equity. A Streamlined 203K loan is figured into the original loan balance, resulting in one loan. It can be an adjustable-rate or fixed-rate mortgage. The mortgage balance can exceed the purchase price of the property. Borrowers are not required to hire professional consultants, licensed engineers or architects. The appraiser or home inspector can put together a … (1 comments)

miami real estate: Investing Your IRA in Miami Real Estate Could Be A Big Winner for Pre-Retirees - 04/28/11 12:38 AM
An IRA is like retirement insurance, so why would you want to gamble your retirement insurance by investing in real estate? Because in these days and times, it is harder to find an investment that will actually make your money grow. One of the ways you can greatly increase your IRA over time is with IRA real estate investing. But don't just plunge in at the deep end. Take your time to learn what you're doing.
What About The Taxes?
One of the things you might have heard about IRA investing in real estate is that you have to pay … (0 comments)

miami real estate: Classic Luxury: Oceanview Condominums, Sunny Isles Beach, FL - 11/04/10 01:13 PM

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miami real estate: Falling Jumbo Rates Raise High End Sales - 08/02/10 01:23 AM Written by: Steve CookAug 2, 2010 - Will suddenly affordable jumbo loans unlock the move-up market and kindle demand for unsold upscale properties?  High end sales have been picking up through the spring and early summer, even in the wake of the demise of the tax credit, whose impact was felt almost exclusively at the lower end of the market. The moribund economy and lenders who have re-entered the jumbo market have driven down jumbo rates to five-year lows that are giving hope to homeowners who have been unable to sell since the 2006 crash.  Just a year ago jumbo loans … (0 comments)

miami real estate: "We Sell Miami" News.... Miami's Downtown Condos Come Alive! - 07/19/10 03:56 AM
There has been a lot going on in Miami from basketball power moves to real estate heating up once again, and everything in between. Staying true to its name there is definitely something magical in the air.
These Miami new times remind me of the late 90's when the Magic City was on the cusp of a housing boom and buyers couldn't get enough.  MDA Dataquick reports sales in the 1st quarter 2010 rose 30 percent from last in Miami-Dade.  Sales in the Miami area have been rising for 13 months straight and pricing are finally beginning to stabilize.
Condos … (0 comments)

miami real estate: The Heat is On! Miami Welcomes Lebron James and Chris Bosh - 07/09/10 01:22 AM
The Heat is On!  Miami Welcomes Lebron James and Chris Bosh 
For all you Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Miami Heat fans who will be celebrating our newest residents to the Magic City this weekend what better way than to fire up the grill and call over some friends and talk visions of multiple NBA championships over a recipe that's to die for.Jazz up a simple salmon with some Southern Comfort and bold barbecue spices and you'll be sure to be the MVP at the dinner table.
For the Barbecue Sauce
3 tablespoons butter1/4 cup finely chopped red onion1/4 cup, plus 2 teaspoons … (3 comments)

miami real estate: Keep Your Home Sale from Falling Apart - 07/06/10 12:59 AM
www.OnePlaceOPenHouse.comBy G.M. FiliskoAfter finding a buyer, all you have to do to make it to closing is avoid these five traps.
Finding a buyer for your home is just the first step on the homeselling path. Tread carefully in the weeks ahead because if you make one of these common seller mistakes, your deal may not close.
Mistake #1: Ignore contingencies
If your contract requires you to do something before the sale, do it. If the buyers make the sale contingent on certain repairs, don't do cheap patch-jobs and expect the buyers not to notice the fixes weren't done properly.
Mistake #2: … (0 comments)

miami real estate: Don't Let a Good One Past You By - 07/05/10 01:38 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.comBy G.M. FiliskoHave a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don't let the best slip through your fingers.
You've worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price it properly. With any luck, offers will come quickly. You'll need to review each carefully to determine its strengths and drawbacks and pick one to accept. Here's a plan for evaluating offers.
1. Understand the process
All offers are negotiable, as your agent will tell you. When you receive an offer, you can accept it, reject it, or respond by asking that terms be modified, which is called making … (1 comments)

miami real estate: TGIF... "Wanda's Pie in the Sky" - 07/02/10 01:41 AM Happy 4th of July!!!  I'm thinking... what better way to cap off a day of grilling, beach festivities and a spectacular fireworks display than with a cool dessert to take your cares away.  Lemon Meringue Pie is the perfect accompaniment.   Makes one 10-inch pie
For the Crust:¾ cup (180 mL) cold butter; cut into ½-inch (1.2 cm) pieces2 cups (475 mL) all-purpose flour¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar¼ tsp (1.2 mL) salt⅓ cup (80 mL) ice water
For the Filling:2 cups (475 mL) water1 cup (240 mL) granulated sugar½ cup (120 mL) cornstarch5 egg yolks, beaten¼ cup (60 mL) butter¾ … (0 comments)

miami real estate: Miami Best Real Estate Team & NBA All Stars Find A Way to Give Back to the Miami Community - 06/21/10 02:48 AM
                     As a Miami Realtor my profession allows me the opportunity to meet and work with some truly accomplished individuals.  It has always been a rule of thumb for me in the real estate business never to tout celebrated clientele or interactions with these matter how many times they tell me it's okay.  Everyone deserves some form of discretion.  However there are genuine times such as this when me and my friends come together to make a difference with the youth who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity.  Bigger then real estate these are the moments I live for.Kids can already hear … (0 comments)

miami real estate: TGIF...Flank Steak with Nectarines - 06/18/10 01:56 AM

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Last weekend I tried this incredible recipe and found that grilled nectarines are a wonderful accompaniment to a tender and juicy grilled flank steak.  Best of all it only takes 30 min to prep and cook.  Perfect for a chill friday evening.  Delicious for a hearty appetite!Goes great served on mashed potatoes w/ grilled peppers, onions and bruleed blue cheese chunks.Ingredients:
1-1/2 pound beef flank steak 1/4 cup beef broth 1/4 cup honey 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar … (3 comments)

miami real estate: 1031 Exchange - How You Can Indefinitely Defer Income Taxes - 06/15/10 03:48 AM
1031 Exchanges are excellent tools to reduce income taxes. Known both as "tax free exchanges" and "1031 exchanges" (based upon the enabling section of the federal income tax code) this tool allows investors to sell real estate without paying income taxes (at the time of sale). Real estate owners or investors expecting to acquire property subsequent to the sale of existing property can indefinitely defer income taxes by utilizing a 1031 exchange. 1031 exchanges have been available for over 20 year. Their popularity seems to have increased sharply over the last 7-10 years as their benefits have become known.
In a … (3 comments)

miami real estate: JUST SOLD: The LOFT I Downtown Miami - 06/09/10 01:57 AM
JUST SOLD: 234 NE 3 St Unit LPH03, Miami FL 33132    SALE PRICE: $120,000 DEVELOPMENT: LOFT I Downtown Miami
I had to take a moment to make all our readers aware of one Miami condo we just sold and believe to be of great value at The LOFT I Downtown Miami.  Penthouse unit LPH03 is an upgraded 1 bedroom facing south with unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay and the city of Miami.  This unit was orignally purchased by the seller directly from the developer The Related Group for $189,900.  This was a great deal for the turnkey investor who purchased it! … (0 comments)

miami real estate: Miami Condo Market - 06/08/10 02:14 AM
The phones are ringing off the hook!  I'm starting to feel Miami's become the boom town again.  Everyone from Australia to Sierre Leone has called to inquire about South Florida condos as an investment opportunity.  Not only are they inquiring... the difference is prospective buyers are taking the trip for a personalized VIP tour.
Miami real estate is on an upbeat mode, despite of the current slump in the overall US housing and credit markets. There are many Miami waterfront condos that are for sale, as well as thousands of available new construction condominium units up for grabs. Prices at the … (1 comments)

miami real estate: Will My Miami Home Purchase Be The Death of Me... - 06/07/10 01:52 AM
If you've bought or planning to buy a home in the state of Florida a radon disclosure is a form that you will sign.  While many people have heard about radon, very few actually know what it is.  Where does it come from?  What makes it so dangerous?  How can one detect it?  Let's start with the basics, shall we?
Radon is a highly toxic, odorless, colorless gas.  It is a naturally occurring substance derived from the decay of uranium, normally found in earth and rock beneath your home.  It has also been discovered in well water, and in certain building materials. 
Radon … (1 comments)