lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

Weston ranks No. 1 in Nationwide Housing Market

Weston residents have yet another reason to smile. The recent Bloomberg Businessweek survey of 1,000 largest cities nationwide landed Weston, FL in the top spot for largest gains in home values. In an economy where values are continuing to drop at record levels, Weston has seen a 15.1 percent increase from February 2009 to August 2011.
Posted below is the summary on and a link to the complete article. In the article, a real estate agent interviewed for thoughts on Weston’s success, credited the meticulous landscaping.

Weston’s City leaders however credit their “stay the course” philosophy. This philosophy was enacted to stabilize the tax rate, minimize the use of reserves and maintain, even during lean economic times, the City infrastructure and service levels, to keep Weston as one of the most desirable municipalities in the region. A link to the FY2012 adopted budgets which outline this philosophy are posted below.

No. 1 Best Housing Market: Weston, Fla.

Percent change: 15.1
MSA: Miami-Fort Lauderdale
Population: 65,333

The country's top-performing housing market since President Obama took office: Weston, a luxury community near the Everglades in the Fort Lauderdale area. The city has been home to such pro athletes as former White Sox player José Canseco and the Florida Marlins' Hanley Ramirez, according to real estate news site From April 2008 to April 2011, the population grew about 5 percent, estimates the University of Florida Bureau of Economics & Business Research. In 2006 ranked Weston one of "The Best Affordable Suburbs" in the U.S. The median home value in the city was $280,000 in August, according to the Zillow Home Value Index, and as of Aug. 31, the median sale price was $ 335,000.

City of Weston

Buying, selling, insuring your property

Buyers will be busy. South Florida sales were strong in 2011, despite sluggish national numbers. Economic conditions and consumer sentiment will continue to improve during this election year.
Foreclosures will increase. Analysts are concerned about the “shadow inventory” -- homes that ultimately will go on the market for sale because the owners are in default or foreclosure.
Prices will soften. More foreclosures will drag down prices across the board, but declines may be limited to 3 to 5 percent. Values will stabilize.
Interest rates will remain low. Count on historically low mortgage rates for as long as it takes to get the economy back on track.
Short sales will increase. Banks appear more willing to let owners sell for less than they owe, helping to clear the glut of “underwater” mortgages.
And starting in 2013, homeowners will be taxed on the amount the lender forgives, meaning more homeowners will be motivated to do deals. "I think this will be the year of the short sale," Wilson said.

Real Estate en Florida su Mejor Inversion: Loans And Mortgages - Lower Rates Of Interest

Real Estate en Florida su Mejor Inversion: Loans And Mortgages - Lower Rates Of Interest: Most people have mortgages. Many people have loans for cars or loans just to get by and it is possible that you are now able to reduce the i...

Loans And Mortgages - Lower Rates Of Interest

Most people have mortgages. Many people have loans for cars or loans just to get by and it is possible that you are now able to reduce the interest you are paying on that loan. It may be that the interest rates for the loan you took out have simply dropped or you may have a better credit rating from when the loan was taken out and now qualify for a lower rate of interest.
Spending a little time looking into this matter could save you a significant amount of money especially if a loan is over a long period of time. Talk to your mortgage or loan company to see if this is possible or consider refinancing your higher interest loan with one that has a lower rate, this will reduce the monthly payments and possibly leave you enough money left over at the end of the month to pay off a lump sum or to end the loan earlier than you may have thought possible.
Always read the terms and conditions of any loan, make sure you will not be left with an early settlement fee should you save enough money to pay the loan off earlier than expected. Always do your research whether it is over the internet, by phone or by speaking face to face with a financial adviser. Compare terms and conditions and make sure you are one hundred percent happy before taking out a new loan or refinancing an existing one.
Your credit score will play a huge part when looking for a lower rate of interest, if you have kept all your payments on existing and previous loans up to date you will be in a stronger position, if your loan company cannot offer you a lower rate always ask them why and what you can do to be considered for a more preferable rate.
If your existing loan has a high interest rate you may want to consider taking out a zero percent interest free credit card and moving the loan onto the credit card, if you do decide to do this make sure you know when the zero percent free rate will end as you may find you are paying a higher rate of interest after this point leaving you worse off than you were before. Also ensure the handling fee charged by the credit card company does not outweigh the savings made by moving the loan across.
If you are taking out a mortgage although the interest rates on a variable rate mortgage may seem appealing always remember this rate can go up as well as down, although a fixed rate offers you the security for a certain length of time knowing that you will not be effected by a sudden increase in interest rates you may find that the rate drops and you are paying more than you are happy with.
Allen Jesson writes for several sites that specialize in Loans Finance & Insurance, Debt Consolidation and Refinancing

viernes, 13 de enero de 2012

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 El Doral, FL
Price: $224,900
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Full Baths: 2
Total Rooms: 2
Living Area Size: 1,700 sft
View: Lake, Water
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Washe


Miramar, FL
Price: $189,900
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Full Baths: 2
Living Area Size: 1,387 sft


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Blatt Blvd., Weston

Property Details

  • Price: $142,900
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Living Area Size: 1,339 sft 
  • View: Golf Course, Water
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposer, Range - Electric, Refrigerator, Vacuum System, Washer
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile
  • Air Conditioning: Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C
  • Parking: Guest
Blatt Blvd., Weston, Florida, USA