stephanie leon: 2010 Coral Gables Dream Home For Sale - 03/08/12 03:17 PM
 

 
Brand New 2010 Old Spanish Mediterranean Dream Home nestled on a serene street in Coral Gables. This 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 2 Car Garage plus carport luxury home; Featuring a meticulously elegant interior, high-coffered ceilings, travertine flooring w/wood inlays on first floor & wood flooring throughout second floor. Gourmet eat-in kitchen, granite counter tops, wood cabinets, & Butler's Pantry. A large Master bedroom with a lanai overlooking Pool & Spa area completes this dream home. This home will WOW you!!!  
Call for additional information and the unbelievable low price.

 
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stephanie leon: Need A Realtor? - 02/28/12 01:35 AM

 
Thinking Of Selling?   Looking To Buy?   Have A Real Estate Question?   Feel Free To Contact Me.   Click Here To Reach me...     … (0 comments)

stephanie leon: Can You Believe The Nerve Of Some People….. - 02/21/12 02:03 PM
Let me explain why I am in complete and utter astonishment over the event that has transpired this President’s Day weekend…  I have been working with this really nice young couple helping them find their first dream home to start a family… We had seen several homes and finally we came across a home in their desired area that was/is perfect for them…  We had placed an offer on the home the very first day it came out. My buyers were excited and could not wait till we had a response to our offer.. So we waited, waited, and waited some … (10 comments)

stephanie leon: For 11 Wks,30 Year Fixed Rates Holding At Record Lows.. - 02/17/12 10:15 AM

 
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, has been below 4 percent for the past 11 weeks..
 
Here’s the scoop on mortgage rates for the week ending Feb 16:
 
·         30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.87 percent, with an average 0.8 point, matching last week’s average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 5 percent. 
·         15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.16 percent, with an average 0.8 point, also matching last week’s average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 4.27 percent. 
·         5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.82 percent this week, with an average 0.8 point, dropping slightly from last … (1 comments)

stephanie leon: 30 Year Fixed Mortage Rates Hit New Lows Again Last Week Ending 2/3/12 - 02/07/12 02:52 PM
30 Year Fixed Rates Hit New Lows Again Last Week!
Here’s the scoop on mortgage rates for the week ending Feb 2:
30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged a new record low of 3.87 percent, with an average 0.8 point, dropping from last week’s 3.98 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.81 percent.  15-year fixed-rate mortgages: also reached new lows this week, averaging 3.14 percent, with an average 0.8 point. Last week, 15-year rates averaged 3.24 percent and a year ago at this time 15-year rates averaged 4.08 percent.  5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.80 percent, with an average 0.7 point, … (1 comments)

stephanie leon: Mortgage Rate For Week Ending Jan 26. 2012 - 01/27/12 03:43 PM
30 Year Fixed Rates Rise But Still Below 4% This Week..
 
Here’s the scoop on mortgage rates for the week ending Jan 26:
30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.98 percent, with an average 0.7 point, up from last week’s low of 3.88 percent. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.80 percent.  15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.24 percent, with an average 0.8 point, inching up after last week’s 3.17 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 4.09 percent.  5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.85 percent, with an average 0.7 point, also up from last week’s 2.82 average. Last … (3 comments)

stephanie leon: Experts Wrong... Priced did not dramatically drop at the end of 2011.. - 01/27/12 03:30 PM
I came across this article and I just had to share it with all. Especially since it basically says:   Experts who predicted dramatically lower sales prices by the end of 2011 were largely wrong after prices stabilized.  LOVE IT!!!! Experts Wrong...
 
Read below…..
 
Source:  Florida Realtor.org   Jan. 9, 2012
 
Fewer listings may soften blow of new REOs
NEW YORK – Jan. 9, 2012 – Forecasting the real estate market can be a perilous task.Case in point: In May, financial services provider Fiserv Inc. projected that prices of existing homes in Metro Orlando would fall 19 percent during 2011 … (3 comments)

stephanie leon: HUD homes for only a $100 downpayment in Florida... - 01/27/12 03:10 PM

 
Through Oct., HUD will sell REO homes to owner-occupants who qualify for FHA financing, including 203k fix-up loans. In most cases Hud will also cover up to 3% closing cost.In Florida and a handful of other states, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will sell homes it owns for only a $100 downpayment, providing buyers meet certain conditions.
Buyers must plan to live in the home and pay full asking price. Buyer must also purchase home with FHA finacing. This deal also will cover those homes that require repairs that are being bought through FHA203K loan.FHA 203K loan: is a … (1 comments)

stephanie leon: Again, Mortgage Rate Are Low For The Week Ending Nov. 17, 2011 - 11/18/11 07:00 AM
 
For the third week, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, the most popular choice among home buyers, averaged at or below 4 percent, Freddie Mac reports.
Here’s a the scoop on mortgage rates for the week ending Nov. 17.
·     30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4 percent with an average 0.7 point, rising slightly from last week’s 3.99 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.39 percent. 
·     15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.31 percent with an average 0.7 point, increasing from last week’s 3.30 percent. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.76 percent. 
·     5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged … (0 comments)

stephanie leon: An Amazing Moment Caught On Video - 10/27/11 05:39 PM
For our sons 7th birthday we drove up to West Palm Bch. Which is a short drive from Miami, to go on an adventure at Lion Country Safari.. Never in a million years did we think we would witness the birth of a baby giraffe... A truly an amazing moment.. Worthy of sharing....
 
 
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stephanie leon: Interest Rates Week Ending Oct. 13, 2011 - 10/14/11 01:26 PM
 
Here’s the scoop at rates for the week ending Oct. 13. 
30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.12 percent, with an average 0.8 point, moving up from last week’s record-hitting 3.94 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.19 percent. 
15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.37 percent with an average 0.8 point--that’s up slightly from last week’s low of 3.26 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.62 percent. 
5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.06 percent, with an average 0.6 point, and inching up from last week’s 2.96 percent. Last year at this time, the 5-year ARM … (0 comments)

stephanie leon: 2011 Miami Lakes Pumpkin Patch - 10/10/11 06:35 AM

 
Guess what?  It is that time of the year again, for the 2011 Miami Lakes Pumpkin Patch.
Pumpkin Patch Opens:  October 7 - 31, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where: Miami Lakes United Methodist Church
          14800 NW 67th AVE          Miami Lakes, FL          Florida 33014
 
 The truck containing over 2000 pumpkins of all sizes and the pumpkins weigh over 43,000 lbs has arrived and the second truck will be on Monday, 10/10/11 at 5pm the whole community is welcome to join in an unload the trucks.  Call ahead to let them know you are coming to help 305-821-7274
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stephanie leon: What To Do If Facing A Short Sale... - 10/03/11 05:13 PM
Here is a short video from the National Association of Realtors with a few quick tips when facing a short sale... Regardless of your situation, there are several options available to you... Contact me for your confidential consultation...

 
 
Disclosure: Stephanie Leon with Avanti Way Realty is not associated with the government and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan. If you stop paying your mortgage, you may lose your home and damage your credit rating.
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stephanie leon: Prices are rising. Check out the top 15 cities boasting the highest increases. - 09/23/11 04:23 PM
                                                             

Being from Florida I was so excited to read this Wonderful news. I am glad to see Miami # 1 on this list….  So, I just had to share with all… 
 
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, September 23, 2011
 
Prices are rising in Florida: Florida cities have had the largest year-over-year increases in average list prices, according to the latest real estate data from Realtor.com.
Florida cities make up 9 of the top 10 places for highest year-over-year list price spikes, based off of August data of 2.2 million listings in 146 markets.
Nationwide, … (1 comments)

stephanie leon: Mortgage Rates Stay At Record Lows (9/23/11) - 09/23/11 03:27 PM
Here’s the scoop on mortgage rates for the week of 9/23/2011.30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.09 percent, matching last week’s record-hitting average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.37 percent. 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.29 percent, marking a new all-time record. Last week, 15-year rates averaged 3.30 percent, and a year ago at this time, it averaged 3.82 percent.5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.02 percent this week, up from last week’s 2.99 percent average. Last year at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.54 percent. 1-year ARMs: averaged 2.82 percent, up slightly from last week’s 2.81 percent. A year ago, the 1-year ARM averaged 3.46 … (3 comments)

stephanie leon: August (2011) Home Sales UP In Florida - 09/23/11 03:13 PM
According to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.Sales activity and median prices for Florida’s existing home and existing condo markets rose in August 2011.Existing home sales increased 15 percent last month with a total of 16,206 homes sold statewide compared to 14,131 homes sold in August 2010. The statewide median sales price for existing homes last month was $137,500, up 2 percent from the year-ago figure of $134,900. August’s statewide existing home median price was also slightly higher than it was in July.“Over the past few months, it appears that home prices have been stabilizing in many local markets … (0 comments)

stephanie leon: States with the highest foreclosure rates in 2011 - 09/22/11 05:16 PM

Foreclosure filings, defined as a default notice, auction sale notice, or bank repossession show a 4 percent decrease in July from June, and a 35 percent decrease from the same period a year ago, according to RealtyTrac's July 2011 Foreclosure Market Report.
10. Wisconsin
Rate: One in every 571 households Change from June 2011: 43.34% Change from July 2010: -8.11%
9. Illinois
Rate: One in every 498 households Change from June 2011: -3.51% Change from July 2010: -45.79%
8. Idaho
Rate: One in every 417 households Change from June 2011: -17.49% Change from July 2010: -42.02%
7. Michigan
Rate: One in … (7 comments)

stephanie leon: Navigating A Short Sale As A Seller... - 09/19/11 02:47 PM
 
Selling your home via a short sale can be a viable option if you are a homeowner facing foreclosure. The process of a short sale can be a bit challenging and frustrating without the proper guidance.  For the best results, you should work with Real Estate agent that can guide you successfully through the selling process.  Navigating a short sale is complex in nature however; the Seller’s benefits outweigh the complexity.
Why Short Sale?
When you fall behind on your mortgage payments, or the value of your home is less than the balance owed, a short sale may be … (1 comments)

stephanie leon: Helping Families Short Sale Their Homes - 09/08/11 02:37 PM
Attention: Homeowners
Until the recent downturn in the economy the thought of doing a short sale was unheard of but in today’s world, it’s one of if not the best way to get your family’s financial status back on track. In the past couple of years, banks were reluctant to work with a homeowner to allow a short sale to take place or they made it very difficult creating hesitancy among buyers to go through the process of buying a short sale.
That’s changing, banks are now offering aggressive short sale programs with terms, and conditions sellers are seeking, these programs are quickly gaining buyers attention with them placing … (0 comments)

stephanie leon: Tips On Selling Your Home - 08/24/11 03:23 PM

 
In this market, more and more people are attempting to sell homes. Modern homes are the latest craze that potential buyers are looking for. However, there are other ways to make your home a more successful sale, even if it isn’t very modernized. Here are a few tips that will rank you higher in the range of possibility.
 
 
1.      Keep the house and lawn tidy
 
2.      Turn on all the lights, and burn a scented candle
 
3.      Remove wallpaper and add a fresh coat of paint on the walls
 
4.      Keep the home … (1 comments)

 
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Miami Lakes, FL

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