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  Mexican Real Estate Association Advocates Changes to Raise Industry Professionalism Did you know that between 1.5 - 2 million real estate deals are transacted in Mexico annually?Did you know that a third of these transactions result in problems for the sellers or buyers? According to Adán Larra...
  Vacation Home Sales up in Hawaii and Florida Housing Predictor reported a few days ago that vacation homes were experiencing a surge in  sales  in Hawaii and Florida.  Condo sales in Oahu, Hawaii, were up by almost  21% in the first two months of 2011, and the median home price was 7% higher th...
According to a survey by BMO Bank of Montreal, 1 in 5 Canadians is now interested in buying a US property, fueled by the strong Canadian Dollar and the reduced US home prices.Prices in the past 4 years have fallen  in the areas where Canadians usually buy:  Miami by 49%, Tampa by 44%, Phoenix by ...
Flooding is the Number One natural disaster in the USA (according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency -FEMA).  How well are you insured against floods?  Your regular home insurance policy will include storm damage, but do you have coverage against “rising water”?  Springtime snow melt, lev...
After reporting about the latest Bathroom Trends last week, Melissa Ditmann Tracey reports in the on-line REALTOR® Magazine this week the latest Kitchen Trends.  National Kitchen & Bath Association surveyed 100 designers at the end of 2010, and published the results   to reveal:    *Cabinetry is ...
My Board of Real Estate sent me a message today warning of scams at Open Houses.Apparently, people now pose as buyers and visit Open Houses to steal prescription drugs.  All agents should advise their customers to clean out their medicine cabinets and hide their prescription drugs before an Open ...
Did you attend the World Congress of Real estate in Bali last year?  In 201, the International Real Estate Federation FIABC is holding its Spring Congress in Paphos on the West Coast of Cyprus, the 3rd lagest island in the Mediterranean.  Cyprus is of great historic importance and has major exca...
Ten years ago I opted for Silestone® for my kitchen countertops as I cook a lot and, from experience, knew that granite, which is porous, can be scratched and stained by water and oil.  Silestone has antibacterial protection, can take hot pans, is impervious, and cannot be scratched unless you us...
  Florida REALTORS ® reports today that the Miami Herald article about  wealthy Brazilians purchasing  luxury  properties, particularly high rise condominiums, in the Miami-Dade area in the past few months.  There have been so many Brazilin buyers at Jade Ocean on Sunny Isle Beach in Miami-Dade, ...
Reminder  -  Artist Soirée at the Ritz Beach Resort in Naples   Artist Soirée at the Ritz Beach Hotel in Naples will be held this Thursday, February 22, at the Vanderbilt Ballroom from 5-7 pm, with the auction beginning at 6 pm, celebrating the new book  "Artists in their Studios", by the landsca...

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