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    Open House!! SATURDAY 7/13 2:30PM TO 4:30PM

    By Debra Spadafora | July 12, 2024

    OPEN HOUSE ‼️ SAT 7/13 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM SOUTH BEACH CONDO FOR SALE Lincoln West Towers #803 1331 Lincoln Rd #803 📍 Miami Beach, FL 33139 $450K 2 🛏 / 1.5 🛁***Jack & Jill 820 SF 📐 | 9’ X 12’ terrace $450K 2 🛏 / 1.5 🛁***Jack & Jill 820 SF 📐 Read More The post Open House!! SATURDAY 7/13 2:30PM TO 4:30PM appeared first on BHHS EWM Realty. Read More

    8 Real Estate Trends Emerging From The Pandemic

    By Debra Spadafora | October 19, 2020

    Luis Alvarez, DigitalVIsion, Getty Image Due to COVID-19, the migration from cities to suburbs has accelerated; multifamily developers no longer have amenity wars to attract new residents; and health and wellness movements are emerging in hotels, offices and more. WASHINGTON – Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some housing trends will accelerate, some will come to... Read More

    A Weak Spot that Allows Scammers In? Your E-Calendar.

    By Debra Spadafora | June 24, 2020

    Email users know that an errant click can invite scammers in, but a meeting invitation? A tricky scam can install malware after users click on a seemingly legit meeting. WASHINGTON – Emails, texts and now meeting invitations – a good rule of thumb is to avoid clicking on anything. In the latest scam that allows... Read More

    Florida’s 2020 Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday Starts May 29

    By Debra Spadafora | May 15, 2020

    The one-week tax break ends on June 4 and covers sales taxes on storm-prep items, such as portable generators, flashlights, batteries and home-protection gear. MIAMI – It’s May in Florida and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to start preparing for the 2020 hurricane season. To help residents get ready for a storm,... Read More

    Florida Real Estate License Renewal Period Extended to June 1

    By Debra Spadafora | May 1, 2020

    DBPR Secretary Beshears gave licensees with a March 31 renewal another extension. It’s now June 1 – an extra 30 days that follows a previous 30-day extension. Need CE credit? Are you sure Fla. updated your renewal info? Check at DBPR or renew now. Read More

    A Real Estate Myth that Won’t Die? The 20% Downpayment

    By Debra Spadafora | March 11, 2020

    2 out of 3 Americans still think they need to put 20% down to buy a home, per a NerdWallet report. But a good strategy and 3% down are the only things required. NEW YORK – Many Americans may be unnecessarily talking themselves out of homeownership. Thirty-seven percent of non-homeowners say not having enough saved... Read More

    Legislature Considers Amendment to Extend ‘Save Our Homes’

    By Debra Spadafora | February 12, 2020

    How long should Florida’s homeowners have to “port” property tax savings to another home? It’s officially two years now but can be barely over one year depending on the timing of the sale. Proposed amendments for the Nov. ballot would give sellers up to three years. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Voters could be asked in November... Read More

    Avoid Being Scammed: Don’t Abbreviate ‘2020’

    By Debra Spadafora | January 8, 2020

    If you usually date signed documents as “1/7/20,” make it “1/7/2020.” Empty space behind the first “20” makes it easy for scammers to change document dates. NEW YORK – Security officials are warning consumers not to abbreviate “2020” in official documents. They say the shorter “20” can make it easy for scammers to commit forgery.... Read More

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