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  • Short Sales & HAFA Changes – How They Impact You

    BY Allan Kleer

    Public awareness of real estate short sales has shown a marked increase in the last few years. As homeowners seek to lessen their financial burdens in hard economic times, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) was created and has since b...

  • New FHFA Policy Benefits Military Families

    BY Allan Kleer

    Military families received some good news this week when the Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced a new guideline allowing for speedier short sales. Under the new policy, military families can relocate more rapidly without the need for a default...

  • QR Codes and You – Scan One Now & See

    BY Allan Kleer

    Have you noticed the odd bar code boxes showing up on real estate signage and flyers lately? Do you recognize them as QR codes? Are you shaking your head wondering what a QR code actually is and does? Do you have a smartphone? A QR code is very simi...

  • Houzz.com Study Says Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

    BY Allan Kleer

    Does your home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127 respondents sponsored by Houzz, a premier home design and remodeling resou...

  • Resources for Avoiding Miami Home Foreclosure

    BY Allan Kleer

    Home ownership can be a heavy responsibility at times... especially when times are tough.  It can be challenging to find help when times are difficult due to a  decrease or loss of income, illness, unexpected disaster or home repairs, or personal c...

  • Why a Home Buyer Needs an Inspection

    BY Allan Kleer

    If you ever watch any home buying or remodeling shows on satellite or cable TV, you know what kinds of secrets a home inspection can reveal about a seemingly-safe house! Home inspections are crucial before finalizing any real estate purchase. The pur...

  • Home Buying: The Basics of Homeowners Insurance

    BY Allan Kleer

    Once you’ve purchased your dream home, it’s time to protect it! Buying a home can be very risky without homeowners Insurance. It is essential for safeguarding your most valuable possession against defects, vandalism and disaster. It will cover th...

  • Staging a Home For Sale During The Holidays

    BY Allan Kleer

    While the holidays are a favorite time of year for millions, it’s definitely not their favorite time to buy a home. The housing market plunges between the months of November and January as people put turkey dinners, tinsel and trees on the top of t...

  • Miami is THE Turnaround Real Estate Market Nationwide

    BY Allan Kleer

    Nationally, across the entire United States, the inventories of homes listed for sale on Realtor.com were down nearly 21 percent in October from a year ago, with 135 of 146 markets tracked posting double-digit annual percentage declines. Declining...

  • View of Star Island Homes & Estates

    BY Allan Kleer

    The change in weather in Miami Beach reminds us that high Winter season is just around the corner.  The past few months have seen incredible sales activity for ultra-luxury waterfront homes and estates located on the various island communities of Mi...