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Miami, Here We Come!

Thousands of people packed up and headed south over the last 12 months, making the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area the hottest destination in the country for relocating workers, as measured by movements of LinkedIn members themselves. LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team says, among all areas in the U.S., South Florida has experienced the greatest percentage population inflows […]

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Are South Florida Homes Overvalued?

It’s one of those classic good news/bad news stories. High home prices in South Florida are good news for local sellers, but are making the house hunt extremely challenging for area buyers, who are facing bidding wars and tough competition from well-heeled out-of-state residents relocating to the Sunshine State. Are South Florida homes overvalued? New […]

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Top 10 Best Places to Retire In 2021

As long-time Florida residents, we may not be the most objective, but we believe that the Sunshine State offers many great places to settle down and spend some time. No surprise, then, that U.S. News & World Report squeezed 8 Florida locales into its top 10 listing of Best Places to Retire. The list is […]

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Buying A Home Or Refinancing? When A 30-Year Mortgage May Not Be The Best Choice

Buying a new home or refinancing? You’ve probably wondered whether you should get a mortgage, and if so, what kind? That’s one of the most common questions we get from clients. Veteran financial reporter Jeanne Sahadi did a great job exploring the topic for CNN in an October 21 article for CNNBusiness. We talked to her […]

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Where Are Home Prices Headed In 2022?

Are you thinking of selling your home in the next few months? Or perhaps you’re in the market to buy? Here’s a look at where home prices might be headed as we move into the new year. Things may be slowing down a little, but experts do not expect home prices to drop. The housing […]

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Ask Mari: I Just Sold My House. Do I Owe Taxes?

Home prices are on fire in South Florida and elsewhere. No wonder several of our clients are taking advantage of sky-high real estate valuations to sell. But once you sell, could some of that money be owed to the IRS for taxes? That’s one of the most common questions our clients are asking. Here’s a […]

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Quote Of The Week: Walking Away From High Home Prices

“We’re nowhere near where we were at the peak of the last housing cycle, but we do need to be careful. Walking away from an obviously overvalued home may be the best thing buyers can do in this kind of market.” Ken H. Johnson, real estate economist and associate dean at Florida Atlantic University’s College […]

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More Wealthy Investors Consider Relocating to Low-Tax States

The growing tax burden at the state and local level is getting the attention of wealthy investors, and not in a good way. Years ago, only about one-quarter of high-net-worth investors contemplated relocating and changing their residence to low-tax or no-tax states to cut their tax bill. Now, that number is almost one-half, says the […]

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How To Land The Perfect Mortgage

You’ve already heard that the housing market is red hot. If you are in the market to buy a home, you will need to land the best mortgage possible and show sellers you are a well-qualified buyer with strong financing. Otherwise, you are not likely to win the house of your dreams. While some buyers […]

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Thinking Of Relocating? Consider Doing A Test Drive First

The move is on. The number of Americans planning to move in 2021 seems to be reaching all-time highs. Americans relocating in record numbers About 14% of Americans move in a typical year, according to Neighbor, an online company offering consumers peer-to-peer storage solutions. But the company says over half of people surveyed say they […]

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