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Residential Real Estate Archives

South Florida remains a hotspot for real estate fraud

The Florida real estate market has historically had a problem with fraud and other shady real estate activity. The latest reports confirm this, suggesting that Fort Lauderdale residents need to use caution during a residential property real estate deal, and they should also remember the common wisdom that if "it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

Is it better to buy a starter home or rent?

Many young people in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward County area may find themselves asking whether they want to own a home as soon as possible or rent a house or an apartment for the time being until they can get their lives more established.

In the future, coastal land values may crumble

The Fort Lauderdale market for residential property near the coastline is not showing any signs of coming to a screeching halt. However, there are some who are predicting that down the road, thanks to climate change, the property market on the coast will "dry up" even before the sea level rise actually forces people inland.

What sellers have to tell buyers of residential real estate

The traditional rule of "caveat emptor" means that a Fort Lauderdale resident who wants to buy a new home needs to check out the property and make sure it is free of serious problems and, more generally, is somewhere where they can live long-term.

Can I conduct my business from my residential property?

When beginning a small business, not everyone in Fort Lauderdale has the financial ability to buy a new building for its office. Uncertain of the success of their endeavor, people often choose to begin working from their residential property, so they do not incur the cost of purchasing new property. They may decide to make subdivisions for offices or take other steps to utilize their property both for residential and business purposes.

What does it take to buy a home in South Florida?

Many people in South Florida face a very important decision: Is it time to buy a home? For first-time homebuyers, this can be an exciting decision, while for others it may be a necessity. Our readers who are familiar with previous posts here know that the residential real estate market in South Florida has been strong for a few years now, but it is finally showing some signs of cooling down. So, for those who are sensing that now might be the right time, what does it take to buy a home in South Florida?

Survey shows experts are optimistic about the real estate market

A new year usually breeds optimism for many people - hence the "New Year's Resolution" theme that some South Florida residents and others start their year with. But, optimism doesn't always translate from someone's personal life to the state of much larger concerns, such as the economy and the housing market. Fortunately, according to a recent report, optimism is taking hold in the South Florida residential real estate market.

Assessing the future of the housing market in 2017

The new year is here and many of our readers will be making one of the biggest financial moves they'll ever make in 2017: buying or selling a home. There is no doubt that buying or selling a home can be a turning point in the lives of South Florida residents, but it can be a complicated transaction. People who are looking into making this move in the new year will likely want to know what the housing market has in store for 2017.

The ups and downs of residential real estate in South Florida

Our readers in South Florida are probably getting used to seeing mixed reports regarding the local real estate market by now. The almost unprecedentedly strong rebound of the residential real estate market that has been occurring over the last several years appears to be cooling down. Fortunately, not all of the news is bad throughout Florida.

What should South Florida residents know about selling a home?

Although previous posts here have pointed out that the residential real estate market in South Florida has been slanted in favor of sellers in recent years, it has become clear that the market is beginning to balance out. For some people, that means that the time is now to put their residential property on the market for sale. So, what should South Florida residents know about selling a home?