Common home upgrades during the COVID-19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives. With this said, we have certainly seen an impact on real estate as well. While the real estate market continues to be one of the bright spots in our economy, it continues to evolve. The focus of this article is to highlight some home upgrades… Continue reading Common home upgrades during the COVID-19 era

Pros and cons of a metal roof

In South Florida, metal roofs have become quite popular. Originally seen mostly in commercial real estate applications, they are now quite common in residential homes. Oftentimes, properties with metal roofs are referred to as “Key West style” homes. Whether you are purchasing an existing home with a metal roof, building a new home, or thinking… Continue reading Pros and cons of a metal roof

Real Estate: Where we are & where we are going

After stalling in the first few weeks of the pandemic, U.S. home sales have surged in recent months to the highest level in more than a decade. The strength in housing has been driven by ultra-low mortgage rates, fierce competition for a chronically low inventory of properties on the market and a wave of millennials… Continue reading Real Estate: Where we are & where we are going

I’m under contract to buy a house. Now what?

Congratulations! Your home search efforts have finally paid off and you have an executed contract to purchase a home! Now what do you need to do? For starters, hopefully you are being represented by a knowledgeable real estate agent. He or she will certainly be able to guide you along the way, giving you recommendations… Continue reading I’m under contract to buy a house. Now what?

The relationship between a HVAC system and your home’s value

In South Florida, there may not be a more critical feature than a home’s air conditioning system. Given the extreme heat and humidity, this quickly becomes a non-negotiable necessity for most. The acronym “HVAC” stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and it’s the broadly used term to describe equipment used to keep homes at a… Continue reading The relationship between a HVAC system and your home’s value

3 Renovations that may sell your home faster

Homes in South Florida are selling quickly right now. This may even be an understatement in the current market. With this said, an outdated home can still become a stale listing even in the strongest of real estate markets. As a seller, you always want to give yourself the best chance to sell quickly at… Continue reading 3 Renovations that may sell your home faster

A buyer’s guide to multiple offers

In yesterday’s post we discussed various ways for a seller to handle a multiple offer situation on their property. In today’s article, we look at the other side of the transaction. As we all know, the current real estate market has the following dynamics contributing to increased competition for buyers: Extremely low inventory of homes… Continue reading A buyer’s guide to multiple offers

A seller’s guide to multiple offers

As you probably are already aware, the current real estate market is extremely competitive with many buyers dealing with a tight inventory of homes for sale. Therefore, we have seen a rise in multiple offers being presented on properties for sale. In many cases, this is even resulting in bidding wars. While this is welcomed… Continue reading A seller’s guide to multiple offers

Rents: Rising in many markets & falling in big cities

The current strains on the economy due to the pandemic, combined with increasing home prices has resulted in higher prices and inventory constraints for rental homes. In particular, the single-family home rental market has become extremely competitive in South Florida. With this said, this is not the case across all markets. As a matter of… Continue reading Rents: Rising in many markets & falling in big cities