Category Archives: Home Financing

South Florida rental rates increase in second quarter

The costs of renting an apartment in Broward and Palm Beach counties are inching upward. The average monthly rent in Broward is $1,097, an increase of 3.3 percent from a year ago, according to second-quarter data from research firm Reis … Continue reading

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South Florida foreclosure filings are up, but numbers may signal plateau

The recent surge of South Florida foreclosure filings is beginning to slow down, according to data from RealtyTrac. While the number of tri-county properties with foreclosure filings rose for the seventh straight month, there were only 10 percent more filings … Continue reading

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Miami sales prices up 17.7 percent, but gains reflect a complex picture

Distressed inventory made up 40 percent of all sales July 12, 2012 12:01AM By Alexander Britell The median sales price of Miami’s coastal residential properties rose 20.9 percent in the second quarter of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011, … Continue reading

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The Best IRA You Didn’t Know About

Real estate makes a great retirement plan: Put a rental property into an IRA, play by IRS rules, and you’ll grow your investment tax-free until retirement. When you put a rental property (a house, condo, land, or even commercial property) … Continue reading

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Should You Go Forward With a Reverse Mortgage?

Big lenders in the reverse mortgage business — Wells Fargo this month and Bank of America earlier this year — have pulled out of the market and won’t issue any new reverse mortgages. But MetLife and several smaller companies plan … Continue reading

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