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When Will the Market Slow Down?

The real estate market is cyclical, but the next slowdown might take longer than you think. Most experts predict “boiling” well into 2022 or even 2023. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After almost a year and a half of intense demand for houses, the real estate market in South Florida shows no signs easing up. Most experts believe the market will continue to boil for at least another year, either well into 2022…

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What to Look Out for When Viewing a Property

If you’re new to home buying, here are some tips when it comes to determining what you should look for to see if a property is in good condition. It’s important to do your research and see what may be an indicator of a home that may have problems for you down the road. Your research can begin right here! Below, we’ll go through a few things to look out for when…

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Prepare for Hurricanes

Know your Hurricane Risk Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Find out how rain, wind, water, even tornadoes could happen far inland from where a hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall.  Make an Emergency Plan Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. In your hurricane plans include the office, kids’ daycare, and anywhere you frequent. Ensure your business has a continuity plan to continue operating when disaster strikes. Discuss the…

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The Perfect Florida Plants

Buying or selling a property in Florida? One way to improve the appearance and boost the home value for a Florida property is with landscaping. The unique weather in Florida means that some plants grow better than others. We are going to give an overview of gardening trends for Florida real estate and what garden plants are best. Why Is It Hard to Grow Plants in Florida? There are some challenges facing…

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Why CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty?

CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty is a real estate company that remains dedicated to serving each customer with all their real estate needs, all while providing them with premier professionalism, an exceptional amount of market and transactional knowledge, and a great customer experience. CENTURY 21 is the global leader in real estate that helps to provide families with their dream homes in places all around the world including China, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada,…

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Decluttering Tips Before Moving

Tip #1: Start With The Heaviest Items When you’re packing, starting with the heaviest items is a great strategy. This goes for decluttering, too. The more you can pare down the heavy items in your home, the easier you will make the eventual move. Moving fewer weighty items can also save you money in fees from the moving company. Books are among the heaviest items in your home that could stand decluttering.…

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Should I Move or Refinance?

The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a mortgage. Those with a mortgage are seeing their equity skyrocket too. Every time real estate values increase, homeowners get a dollar-for-dollar gain in their home equity. According to the first-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Equity Report from ATTOM Data Solutions: “17.8 million residential properties in the United States…

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Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial and personal benefits with even higher value. Recently, two national surveys revealed the reasons homeownership is such an important part of life. The top three personal…

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Understanding Florida’s Homestead Exemption Laws

Florida’s homestead laws are one of the many attractive features of living in the Sunshine State. Here’s what you need to know about how they work. Florida’s homestead laws are one of the many attractive features of living in the Sunshine State. Realtors® should have a basic understanding of the benefits of the homestead laws, especially since some recent developments have made it more important than ever. Knowing these laws allows you…

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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. To determine if they should buy now or wait another year, they both need to ask two simple…

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