Palm-Aire Pompano Beach Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Wieder Realty, Inc.
An ongoing discussion of Broward County's best golf course community, Palm-Aire. These properties feature condos, townhouses, villas, and large estate homes, most of which sit directly on South Florida's best real estate.
Does the change of seasons have you itching to refresh a tired, lackluster room? Or maybe you're looking for some small ways to make a big impact on your home's style? Whatever the case, here are some of this season's most buzzed-about trends and how you can incorporate them into your next projec...
I've been saying this for months and I am happy to report that some associations are doing it. The story below details how an association can deal with pets can be turned from a burden to an opportunity.    How to handle poop - particularly pet poop - is becoming a growing problem for community a...
1. Mortgage rates are still dropping. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate loan is 4.50 percent at the time of publication. While this is a 1.15 percent increase from the historic low of 3.35 percent at the end of 2012, it's still an attractive rate for prospective homebuyers. The housing se...
MYTH #1: The major bureaus use different formulas for calculating credit scores. The three major credit bureaus -- Equifax, TransUnion and Experian -- sell their services under different names, but they all use the same formula to arrive at their numbers. Your score may vary slightly between the...
Home pricing including distressed sales jumped a whopping 14 percent in each of South Florida’s counties, with Miami-Dade leading the charge as usual, according to CoreLogic. In Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 14.5 percent in August 2013 year-over-...
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell for the third straight week to their lowest point in three months, as a decline in consumer confidence and the onset of the government shutdown forced rates down.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan dropped t...
Selling your home can sometimes involve spending money on home improvements that put a dent in your wallet, especially when it comes to updating your kitchen. Fortunately, there are low-cost alternatives for kitchen renovations so it will stand out to buyers interested in your home and create the...
Passenger rail company All Aboard Florida expects to spend a total of about $2.4 billion to connect Miami to Orlando by private train and to develop the real estate along the track. That total includes about $320 million spent on real estate development alone, according to sources who asked not t...
  Compared to the national average of 40% of cash home sales, this is remarkable! With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, South Florida has a large supply of bank-owned properties. Lenders aren't interested in waiting for traditional buyers to qualify for mortgages, preferring instead...
South Florida home prices rose in July as buyers continue to battle frustration in a decidedly seller's market. Broward County's median price for existing homes soared to $275,000, 28 percent higher than a year ago, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors said Wednesday. There were 1,475 homes that ...

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