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Wednesday, October 7, 2020   /   by Bridget Bass

Do You Need a Realtor When Buying a New Construction Home?

There are some amazing perks to buying a new construction home: the opportunity for full personal customization, brand new appliances, amenities, and state-of-the-art home technology. 


If you're in the market for a brand-new home and didn't think about hiring your own agent: YOU SHOULD! You could always go straight to the developer's agent, but you're definitely going to want an expert on your team who will represent your side of the deal. The keyword here is "expert". Purchasing new is an altogether different landscape to navigate than purchasing resales. Make sure your agent is equipped with the skills to protect your interests every step of the way.

The Builder's Agent vs Your Real Estate Agent

It is important to identify who is on what side and the role each person will play in the transaction. In a new construction deal, the builder plays a dual role also functioning as the "seller". That being said, the builder's agent's primary goal is to generate sales for the b ...

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Monday, August 3, 2020   /   by Jordana Tobel

The Top Three Coronavirus Real Estate Myths

A bad time to sell? Well, no. A bad decision to buy? Absolutely not. What's REALLY happening in the South Florida real estate market?

To those outside the industry, it may feel different but there are facts and circumstances in today's world that simply make this market unlike any other. Those of us who were around for the 2008 Recession may have some moments that feel like deja vu, but the truth is that this is nothing like the last recession.

Let's dispel the top three myths:

MYTH #1. It's a bad time to sell a home.

Yes, we are in a pandemic and unemployment is an issue, however despite that fact, there are many buyers frantically looking for a place to call home. At the same time, many homeowners are choosing not to sell and thus new home listings plunged 14% in early July compared to last year at the same time. Total inventory is also down 32% year over year. That means the current buyer demand is higher than the seller supply.

If you are considering selling, now is ...

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Thursday, January 9, 2020   /   by Jordana Tobel

5 Tips to Prepare for Your Home Purchase

Curious about what to do to get ready for your home purchase?

If it's finally time to put your rental days behind you, or perhaps you are selling your current home and looking for a new one, it's never too early to start planning.

Here are 5 tips to get ready for your purchase (if you prefer, watch the video version of this post here.):




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2. Figure out how much ...

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