stephanie leon: 2 Homeowners Associations In The Town of Miami Lakes Receive Beautification Grant - 08/10/10 05:35 AM

The town awards Celebration Point and Loch Isle the neighborhood matching grant program.
The neighborhood matching grant program is designed to assist homeowners' associations with funding for various beautification projects matching dollar for dollar raised by the homeowner association to improve facing town streets.  The purpose of the grant is to assist homeowner associations in beautifying the landscape of the community's entryway streets.
This program will enhance the aesthetics of the community while adding to the quality of the life in Miami Lakes for all residents.

stephanie leon: Advice For Struggling Homeowners - 08/09/10 04:43 PM

As a foreclosure specialist when I come, knocking on the door of homeowners it usually means; the bank is now the owner and you have to vacate the property.  
I feel sad for some of these owners who truly have had a hardship. I often find myself explaining to them, it does not have to get to this point you as a homeowner have options.
That is why I counsel the homeowners in distress who work with me, the choices available to them. When working with people who are struggling with their mortgage payments, I provide guidance on … (11 comments)

stephanie leon: OMG! Buyer requested WHAT??? - 08/04/10 03:12 PM

I recently was completing a walk-thru on a property where I was the listing agent. I met the Buyers agent and the buyer at the property and to my surprise....
This Buyer was with a 3-inch binder in hand and her checklist. She had request after request.  Now, get this... I cannot believe what this Buyer asked.
To keep this blog entry short I will tell you about the two requests that stood out...
One of which, I will never forget...
1st Request   Buyer asked for myself to climb a ladder to the second floor of … (16 comments)

stephanie leon: What To Do Before Starting Your Home Search - 08/01/10 06:30 PM

If you're like many first-time homebuyers, chances are you've been spending your weekends driving around visiting open houses and shopping on the web. This is a great way to get a feel for what you want. The problem is,  what you want isn't always what you should get.
Before you start touring homes for sale, it's important to start off with a budget so you know how much you can afford to spend.
Knowing what mortgage payment you can handle will also help you narrow the field so you don't waste precious time touring homes that are out of … (5 comments)

stephanie leon: How are the schools in the area? - 07/22/10 09:49 AM

Working with Home Buyers I am often asked...
How are the schools in the area?
As a result of this frequently asked question, I now recommend to all my Buyers to visit Florida Smart and Great Schools before they move.
It is a question that all homebuyers with kids ask and these two website will provide you with the school ratings and more...
Florida Smart website is
Great Schools website is

stephanie leon: "Father Knows Best" Top Angler Title Won By Christian 'Tony' Mira - 07/02/10 03:14 PM

The results are in......
The best overall fisherman at the annual Town of Miami Lakes "Father Knows Best Fishing Tournament was Chrisitan 'Tony' Mira with the largest fish caught - a 38-inches Carp and the first fish caught of the day.
Most Fish Caught - Team Mira with 22 Bluegill and 2 Carp
Smallest Fish Caught - Orlando Lara with an 8 inch Bluegill
Best Father and Son - Rick Mira and Chrisitan 'Tony' Mira
Youngest Fisherman - Anthony Hector
Oldest Fisherman - Mike Caro
Biggest Bass - Joshua Lorenzo at 13 inches
Biggest Bluegill - Juilian Feliciana at 15 inches

stephanie leon: Mortgage Rates Plunge To A New Low (4.58%) - 07/02/10 02:39 PM
Time to Buy... Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest levels of the last 50 years.
Mortgage rates fell to 4.58% this week on 30-year fixed-rate loans, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey. That beats last week's mark of 4.69%, which was already the lowest since Freddie's count began in 1971. Average rates on 15-year fixed-rate loans were down to a record-low 4.04%.
Mortgage rates have sunk to the lowest level in more than five decades. The last time mortgage rates were cheaper was the 1950s, when most long-term home loans lasted just 20 or 25 years.
Rates on 15-year fixed-rate … (1 comments)

stephanie leon: Fourth of July Extravaganza, July 4, 5:00 PM Miami Lakes - 07/01/10 04:47 PM

Town of Miami Lakes July 4 Celebration
When: Sunday July 4, 2010 starts at 5pm 
Where:  Miami Lakes Picnic Park West  15151 Montrose Road (NW 82nd Avenue)
Featuring FREE fun for the whole family.
 To view flyer and additional Information click here

stephanie leon: July 4th Fireworks Celebration in Hialeah - 07/01/10 04:20 PM
Hialeah Independence Day Celebration:
When: 6 p.m. Sunday July 4,2010 honoring the City's 85th Birthday.
Featuring a laser-and-fireworks show.
Where: Milander Park, 4700 Palm Ave., Hialeah
For additional information call 305-889-5701 or visit

stephanie leon: Turn key property in Hialeah. Bring Offers Now. - 06/28/10 04:26 PM
If you are an investor looking for a turn key property contact me NOW. I need to move a property, it is a REO and has been re-done with all appliances brand new and installed as well as a new A/C. Huge master closet.  West Hialeah. Contact me at 305-798-4469 or
We are looking for a reasonable offer. We urge you to submit all offers.
Click here for property details

stephanie leon: Town of Miami Lakes Hurricane Preparedness Fair 2010 - 06/25/10 06:16 PM

The Town of Miami Lakes in conjunction with Costco
Date: Saturday July 10, 2010
Time: 9:00AM -1:00PM

Event: 2010 Hurricane Preparedness Fair
Location: Costco of Miami Lakes  16580 NW 59 AV
There will be: Light Refreshments, Booths & Demonstrations, and a Generator/Supplies Raffle.
 The 2010 Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean began on June 1, 2010, and will end on November 30, 2010. Atlantic hurricanes affect the eastern and Gulf coasts of the U.S. and the Caribbean nations.
 All  weather experts are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season for 2010, and the Town of Miami Lakes wishes to reminds … (2 comments)

Stephanie Leon  | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!  (Realty Empire Incorporated)

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Miami Lakes, FL

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