Archive | Real Estate and Mortgages RSS feed for this section
house modern florian-schmidinger-b_79nOqf95I-unsplash

Florida Real Estate Holds Its Own During The Pandemic

We may be in the midst of a global pandemic, but life goes on. No surprise, then, that we have clients who are selling, building, buying, and refinancing homes across the state, despite COVID-19. Curious as to how Florida’s real estate market is weathering the pandemic? Here’s some highlights: Transactions are continuing day by day. […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
real estate ipad tablet showing free

4 Financial Wellness Tips For Real Estate Professionals

We work with quite a few real estate professionals, and were honored to contribute commentary a few weeks ago to an article in REALTOR® magazine on financial wellness. Like many others, real estate professionals have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The traditional home buying and selling market has been turned on its head […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Navigating 5 Key Financial Challenges During COVID-19

Summary If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19, there is relief for you and your family. From unemployment benefit extensions to mortgage payment suspensions, here are 5 ways you can access help. 5 Key Financial Challenges During COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic may have peaked in some areas, but we’ve barely begun to deal with the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
brian hero sothebys

South Florida Real Estate Market Rolls Out High-Tech Tools During Pandemic

Across South Florida, we’re learning to cope with the reality of lockdowns, no school, and work-from-home directives. That’s forced homeowners and real estate professionals to adapt to a new reality. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages around us, we all have clients, friends and neighbors selling homes, buying homes, and packing up homes to move […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
lemonade 1

Market Turbulence? Here’s How To Make Lemonade Out Of The Market’s Lemons

Market turbulence can be hard to deal with, but we know that market pullbacks are a normal and unavoidable part of investing, especially over the shorter-term. Unfortunately, no one can predict or control the market, and trying to eliminate market volatility can cause you to miss out on the generous long-term growth that market investments […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
house picket fence

New Home? Don’t Miss The March 1, 2020 Deadline To File For Florida Homestead

Florida residents: There’s an important deadline quickly approaching. If you purchased a new, primary residence in Florida, you have until March 1 to apply for homestead status. Florida residents are entitled to important property tax benefits on their primary and permanent residence, or “homestead.” The Florida Property Tax Exemption for Homesteaded Property provides valuable tax benefits to owners of real property […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
boca house

Higher Mortgage Limits In 2020 Make Buying/Refinancing Easier

Are you buying or refinancing a home? Recent changes in mortgage loans may make it easier and cheaper to borrow. For 2020, conforming mortgage loan limits are rising to $510,400 in most areas and $765,600 in high cost areas like Washington D.C. (The max amount first started at $417,000 after the real estate meltdown and […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Photo by Ilya Shakir from Pexels apartment living room pexels-photo-2440471

Owning May Still Be The American Dream, But More People Are Opting For The Rental Lifestyle

Owning your own home may still be the American dream, but over the last decade, there’s been a huge evolution in how Americans view renting. “The recession pushed many to rent out of necessity,” say real estate experts at RENTCafé. But “the economic expansion which followed, coupled with changing attitudes towards family and homeownership, lead […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Image by Pexels from Pixabay house free pixabay

Refinancings Are Booming: Should You Trade-In Your Mortgage For A Newer One?

Interest rates are at rock bottom, pushing mortgage refinancings to a new post-crisis high. Lenders extended over $2.4 trillion in home loans last year, the most since 2006, reports The Wall Street Journal. That’s a positive sign for the economy. People who save money on their mortgage payment are likely to go out and spend that […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
office buildings downtown pixabay free

Did You Know Real Estate Funds Get This Powerful Tax Break?

This tax loophole really slipped under the radar, so don’t feel bad if you missed it. Earlier this year, the IRS clarified the rules for a special tax break available to investors in real estate under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Here’s the good part. You don’t have to own an entire […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }