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June – a slow month for Home Sales

 (increasing mortgage rates) “…may have taken some of the steam out of the market.”

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After hitting a 3.5 year record high, home sales took a dip of 1.2% in sales to an annual rate of 5.08 million home sales in June.  According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors, increasing mortgage rates “may have taken some of the steam out of the market.”

Nonetheless, there is still a lot of demand in most US cities. The problem lies in the most expensive regions: Hawaii, California, and the New York City metro area:

“We’re still dealing with a large pent-up demand,” he said. “However, higher mortgage interest rates will bite into high-cost regions of California, Hawaii and the New York City metro area market,” says Yun.

Foreclosures and short sales have taken a back seat in the market, accounting for 15% of existing home sales. With these distressed sales clearing the market, home sellers can expect a greater return on their properties as the median home price has increased 13.5% since June, 2012 – a consecutive gain in median home prices for 16 months!

If you are thinking of selling, there is a lot of demand for what buyers consider “good” homes and the conditions (demand) is continually improving, aside from the interest rate increase. But seriously, were we thinking that they’d actually stay that insanely low forever? Seriously? 

Source: Money.CNN.com

http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/22/real_estate/home-sales/index.html?section=money_realestate&

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Miami Lifestyle

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Ever wonder what it’s like to live in downtown Miami? Want to travel here but are limited by financial resources? Well thanks to online videos you can take a virtual tour practically anywhere in the world, and the best part is – it’s practically free (aside from the cost of an  internet connect and a device: pc, smartphone, etc.)

1. Let’s take a trip downtown.

2. Let’s have a look at some new construction coming to Brickell.

3. Not only is Miami already a very exciting place to be, but it is going to become even more amazing! Here’s a look at the $10 Billion Dollar Boom Coming to Miami!

  4. While we’re downtown, let’s go see Bayside Marketplace.

5.  A trip to Miami wouldn’t be complete without visiting the world renowned South Beach!

For more views of this fun and exciting city, visit my real estate image board at http://www.pinterest.com/johnwtanner

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Porsche Design Tower Miami

Porsche Design Exteriors

Imagine living in a condo where you have a private pool built into your balcony. The Porsche Design Tower is redefining the luxurious pleasures of South Florida living.

Click here to learn more about the Porsche Design Tower

 

 

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1 More Property for Good Measure – 3 x’s a Charm!

1 More Property for Good Measure - 3 x's a Charm!

This one’s for the Marina Aficionados!

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Open House Today!

Open House Today!

Old World – Surrounded by New Lifestyle

(This is the neighborhood where my character America Riley lived…Faithfully)

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Charming Gables Home For Sale

Charming Gables Home For Sale

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5 Creative Ways to Fill Those Awkward Spaces in Your Home

5 Creative Ways to Fill Those Awkward Spaces in Your Home.

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5 Things on Miami’s “To Do” List for the Future!

What Do You Think Could Make Miami Even Greater in the Future?

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Being a visionary, I’m always thinking about the future, so here’s my “Top 5” suggestions of what I think Miami should have in future:

1.  Miami needs a Chinatown! I propose we designate North Miami as the location for Miami’s Chinatown on N.E. 163rd/167th Street!

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2.  We Want the  Metro rail to Actually go Somewhere! We Want It to Take Us to Key West!

Let’s call it, “The Key Lime Express!”

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Let’s market it in the heart of Merrett Stierheim’s famous slogan,

“Miami, See it Like a Native!”

Can you imagine getting on the Metro rail in downtown Miami or at the Dadeland Station, Cutler Bay or even Homestead and riding along US-1 and the beautiful ocean as you cruise down to party for the weekend in Key West? What do you think it would do for the hotels and restaurants down here? 1 word, “awesome!” While we’re at it, why not have a CLUB CAR with dining, luxury seating and a bar serving Mojitos?! 😉

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One more thing, let’s get the  Metro mover to move us over to Port Miami.

$10 for a 2 minute cab fare! Seriously? :-/

3.  What if We Were to Get a Universal Studios in Homestead?

 

This is my son, Sebastian at Universal Orlando

This is my son, Sebastian, at Universal Orlando

4.  Speaking of Homestead, Why Not Give Them a Few Resort Casinos Too! How about the Bellagio?casino

 

Can you imagine listening to Andrea Bocelli perform in concert with David Foster whilst sitting by the water feature at the Bellagio in Homestead?! WoW!!!

While we’re on the subject, let’s give Kendall a casino too!

How about building a hotel casino with some slots like this at the Palms of Town & Country?kendall casino

 

and last, but not least,  Hialeah, We Haven’t Forgotten About You!

5.  How would you like to get a makeover? Then, Let’s Give you the Cinderella “Rags to Riches” Treatment and Build You Some …Brand New Hollywood Style Movie Studios!

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Miami, You ‘re a Beautiful City and We LOVE You! Let’s keep you “Magically” Delicious in the Future!

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Make the Best Homemade Pizza You’ve Ever Had — Tonight!

Make the Best Homemade Pizza You’ve Ever Had — Tonight!.

 

This article is totally worth sharing, especially if you’re a pizza aficionado! (I’ll confess, when I was in high school I was a delivery driver for pizza hut & made plenty of pies then; it’s fun when you’re not making dozens back to back.)

arrivaderci!

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