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December 2014 Archives

Residential development in South Florida appears to be booming

Our South Florida readers have probably seen previous posts here that noted the exploding number of condo towers that are popping up everywhere. A recent report, however, noted a firm estimate on the actual number: over 80 condo towers east of I-95 throughout Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County and Broward County.

South Florida city planning departments oversee land development

Most investors who are interested in land development or residential development will have contact with a city planning department at some point. These types of departments, which exist in just about every city in the country, are primarily concerned with zoning laws and ensuring that land within the city limits is being used in the best way possible.

What are some common zoning violations?

Most people put a lot of thought and energy into real estate transactions. A real estate sale is oftentimes one of the most complicated and expensive transactions any Florida resident will be involved in, so the time and energy that is expended in order to make sure everything is right is usually time well spent. Unfortunately, there is one area where many people don't spend a lot of time: code and zoning violations.

Know your options in for-sale-by-owner transaction in Florida

Most real estate markets throughout the country are in a constant state of flux, and the South Florida market is no exception. But, the local market has been recovering better than most from the housing slide that hit the entire country a few years ago. As a result, many South Florida homeowners may see an opportunity to save some money.

Buyers dreaming of homeownership may be seeing more options

From all of the real estate reports our readers have been seeing over the last couple of years, most people probably think that that the local market has turned into a "seller's market." However, according to a recent report, some prospective buyers in the South Florida market may be able to find lower priced homes more easily nowadays.