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Month: July 2018

Foreigners Have More Confidence In Our Real Estate Market

Last week the National Association of Realtors – Together with the Miami Association of Realtors, hosted the annual International Real Estate Congress in Miami Florida. The event was attended by hundreds of real estate professionals from as far away as China, Russia, France, Spain and Latin Americas Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. The conference lasted two days and included as well many local, national and international industry economists, practitioners, industry developers, builders, banking financiers and real estate lawyers. They were all informed of what to expect from the United States, housing market in the coming year with all of the doom and gloom predictions. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtor's Chief Economist provided a detailed presentation showing current housing trends, historical statistics and market forces at work at both the local, national and international levels that exceeded over one hour. Mr. Yun stated that United States home sales are now running parallel with sales levels from 1998 even though there are approximately three million more people added to the US population every year, creating an awful pent-up demand yet to be included to the marketplace. He also stated that over 40 million multi-generational family members and friends are now living in the same household because of the tough economic times. Many generation "X" individuals are moving back in with parents or grandparents, or multiple families are sharing a single residence....

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England Versus The World!

Ok, here's the deal … I used to be a bit of a girl when it came to Rugby … I was never really a great follower of the game but that was all to change. I have never really followed Football either but I have always preferred Rugby to Football and no it was not just because of the men in shorts! I found it far more exciting than football so I started to read up about the game and the rules and how the teams score and started to watch the odd game on television if I was around. Then the World cup came on a few years back and I was amazed how much I got behind England, I never knew I could be so patriotic, sure I support England in the football but I was actually enjoying watching the Rugby and I was not watching it because I thought I had to … it was great. Game after game we were winning and I found myself yelling at the television at the referee (like he could hear me) and holding my breath whilst Johnny lined up his shot and not releasing it until the rugby ball was safely over .. needless to say me, along with millions celebrated the World Cup win, really amazing. Now I try to watch as many games as I can,...

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Desperate Measures – Collection Threads

Financial stress and disagreements about finances are consistently among the leading causes cited as reasons that couples choose to file for divorce. Debts caused due to job losses, medical conditions, and the increasingly difficult struggle to simply keep up with the cost of living can create a seemingly insurmountable challenge for even the most loving and committed of couples. After all, when it feels as if the ship is sinking it is only natural to want to escape to a potentially better situation. The matter is complicated immeasurably by the aggressive efforts of creditors and service providers to collect the money that they are due. Many times, a debtor is too embarrassed about his or her inability to make a timely payment to be forthcoming with a creditor about the circumstances. This can lead a credited to initiate a chain of events that is sure to grate further up the already weary nerves of a couple who are feeling overwhelmed by financial pressures. What seems at first to be merely an annoyance can grow to represent a fundamental problem that will interfere with your future in a number of different ways, possibly leading to your inability to obtain credit, auto loans, desirable housing, or some employment opportunities. What They Can Do The actions that creditors can take to secure their interest in the money that is owed to them...

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The Miami Condo Market

The Miami condo market is very diverse and offers a large number of different solutions for those interested in purchasing or renting a condo. People from all over the world are attracted to the vibrant Miami area and its supreme climate for relocation. Miami condos are also popular among vacationers as well as investors. The recent decrease of the dollar value on the international market has made Miami condos an even more interesting option for many Europeans looking for a home away from home, a place in which to retire or just a good investment. Location, location, location – is the mantra of the real estate business. This is naturally true for Miami real estate as well. The beach front condos are the most popular ones and inevitably the most expensive ones to obtain. Just by choosing a condo a few blocks away from the beach you can save huge amounts of money. A Miami ocean view is astonishing, but certainly not for free when we're talking real estate. South Beach is one of the most popular areas of the Miami condo market, not only due to its abundance to the ocean but to its famous nightlife and gastronomic scene as well. Another highly esteemed part of Miami is the Brickell neighborhood. The Brickell region is commonly referred to as "the Wall Street of the South" and the condominium...

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Rental Homes Give You a Taste of a New Area

If you're moving to a new town or section of your city, living in rental homes instead of buying property can give you a preview of the area. You can drive by, spend time in, and even walk through neighborhoods but it's not until you actually live there that you know what it's really like. By signing a year lease, you'll know whatever this is where you want to put down roots. First, you have to find rents that are close to where you'd like to buy. Next, you'll need to see what it's like to commute to and from work or school. Finally, you'll get to find out what the scene is actually like, up close and personal. Finding rental homes that fit your budget and align with your desires is step number one. Typically, you should not plan to pay more for rent than one-quarter to one-third of your monthly take home pay. For example, if you make $ 2,000 / month, you should only look at places that cost $ 500 to $ 660 per month. If you opt for a more expensive place, you'll be sorry. You'll also need to consider the amenities you desire. Do you need a yard for the kids and dog? Does the idea of ​​sharing one bathroom with your family members make you break into a cold sweat? Then find...

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