Posted by Wayne Solomon on June 11th, 2012 13:50
Shop around. “If your rates rose 5 percent or more (in the last year), make sure to call the company for an explanation,” the article says. “Knowing whether the increase resulted from changes in your risk profile or from broad-based increases in the marketplace will help you negotiate and comparison-shop – which you should do at every renewal or at least every...
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Posted by Wayne Solomon on June 4th, 2012 20:31
Walmart critics have long said that nearby home values can go down when a new store opens its doors. However, researchers decided to test that theory and see if there really is a “Walmart effect” on local homes.
What they found: Nearby Walmart stores can actually drive up nearby home prices.
Economists Devin Pope at University of Chicago and Jaren Pope at...
Read Full Post: The ‘Walmart effect’ on home prices?
Posted by Wayne Solomon on May 31st, 2012 15:20
Nine slow months have passed since a small-time investor cautiously waded back into the real estate market, paying $42,500 in cash for a foreclosure off Georgia Avenue in West Palm Beach.
Sagging floors are now stable. A stuck circuit breaker moves freely. The ceiling fan is centered.
"Right now, I feel OK about the housing market; not great, but OK," the...
Read Full Post: South Florida home prices increase for four months in row
Posted by Wayne Solomon on May 30th, 2012 15:31
Posted by Wayne Solomon on May 30th, 2012 00:34
Short Sales are a big part of the housing market for 2012. For now and the near future it is important for buyers and sellers to understand the steps needed to completing a short sale transaction. In South Florida, as a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate the short sale process has been simplified with our new program...