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Tips For Successful Miami Real Estate Investments

So, you have been thinking about buying a Miami home for a while. However, the thought of the whole process seems very daunting. How do you know what to do and what not to do? The key is to do a lot of research and get advice from a professional Miami real estate broker. You can start here, by learning some of these tips on home buying in Miami Beach.

The right time to buy a home is always now, provided you are prepared. Interest rates fluctuate and so does the market. Real estate purchases should always happen when you are ready, not when the stars are aligned. The time to purchase is when you have done your homework and found the home that makes you happy.

To find a well-maintained property, try looking for a home in the fall. You will be able to see issues that may not have shown up during other times of the year. For example, pay close attention to the gutters; if they are full of leaves, it indicates that the seller hasn’t been caring for them properly. This may lead you to question what else on the residence hasn’t been maintained.

When thinking about buying a house, consider the neighborhood. While you may believe that the house is ideal for you, think about important things, such as the proximity to what your family needs: the local school, grocery store, transportation, etc. Also, take time to meet the neighbors before you buy your property. The last thing you want is to move in next to someone that you really don’t get along with.

If you want to buy the right property, you need to make a few decisions before you even start looking. One of these decisions is the general location of the house. If you want to live near parks and away from the fast-paced, noisy, crime-ridden city, you need to move to a smaller village, to the outskirts of a town or to a rural area.

When you invest in a home, you are investing in the surrounding community as well and that is why it is so important to look into the community where the house is. Find out about the school, community organizations, shopping locations and child care centers are available to make sure that it is a good fit for your needs.

When you’re looking for your first Miami Beach house, be picky! You don’t want to be stuck with something that you don’t absolutely love. When you’re buying something is when you’re going to love it the most, so if you don’t absolutely love the place, you’re most likely not going to like it when you buy it.

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IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, noncommercial use, and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. All data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate.
Miami data last updated at July 24, 2017 6:09 PM ET

 

Hire a professional Miami real estate broker for help. They are sure to find you the best deals on the market and help you negotiate with a seller to lower the price of the house. They are experienced in what they do and will likely get you the home you want for less than what you could have on your own.

When you think of buying a new home you should always have a home inspection done. This way you know ahead of time if there are any problems with the home so that you don’t end up buying something that will end up costing you tons of money to get fixed and up to code.

When considering a piece of real estate you feel you may want to buy, talk to the owners of neighboring properties if you can.

Do not focus on the decor of a house too much when you are looking at a potential home to purchase. Things like paint colors are minor and can be changed after you buy the property, so do not let something like that stop you from making a purchase.

When you are out looking at homes, take a camera and notepad with you. After you see a few homes, you can start forgetting which house had which features. Also, make general notes about neighborhoods and local amenities, if you are looking for a home in more than one area of your city.

If you are visiting multiple properties during your home search, develop a rating system to use for each property. By filling out what you liked and what you didn’t like immediately after touring the home, you will be able to compare your choices and eliminate houses that fall short of your needs.

Take a look at how long you plan on staying in the house you plan on buying. After you do that, try to figure out what you want to accomplish during that time and make sure that the home will fit those needs. This will allow you to make sure that you will not outgrow your home too quickly.

Unsuspecting buyers should always make sure to check for illegal additions and disparities. Because cities focus on current owners, the buyer will have to suffer the consequences of bringing the property to code. Adding new rooms, converting garages, and remodeling kitchens are few ways that can haunt a buyer. If you have a good real estate agent and inspector, they will be able to catch these problems.

To get the most out of buying property, there are three key elements. Have a fixed-rate mortgage, be sure you can afford your monthly payments, and don’t buy anything you are not willing to own for the long term. If you’re not willing to hold on to a property for at least ten years, it may not be a good investment.

Look for a number of loan options to save you money when buying Miami real estate. A shorter loan life will save you thousands of dollars over time. If you can’t find one, then a bi-weekly payback will also reduce interest.

Know your budget before you start shopping for a home. Experts recommend that housing costs not exceed 30% of monthly income. Be sure that you have plenty of room in your budget for unexpected expenses such as repairs or remodeling before committing to a loan. If it seems like too much of a stretch, it is probably too expensive.

To improve your credit report, do not accept any grace periods from your credit card companies. These offers might be tempting but it is better for your credit score to pay the minimum balance rather than to accept this kind of offer. Ideally, you should pay a little more than the minimum balance.

In order to get the best mortgage loans, you should have a good credit score. Before the economy tanked, it was possible to get a great loan with a credit rating of about 720. Now most of the best deals are offered to those whose scores exceed 740.

If you are going to purchase a home, you should read up on closing costs. These costs will vary depending where you live. You should discuss these fees with your lender, real estate agent or the company handling the settlement so you understand specifically what these fees are for and who will pay them.

When looking for a real estate broker, ask them for references. It is important that you hire a real estate agent that is skilled and experienced so that can help you find the home for you. Ask the real estate agent if you can speak with customers who have previously used their services.

If you are looking for a new home and you have children, make sure to pick a home in a good school district. As nice as a home may seem, it is not worth living in a school district where your child will not get as good of an education as a neighboring district.

Hire your own state-certified inspectors when purchasing any real estate. It may be tempting to accept the seller’s inspection, but this could keep you from getting an accurate inspection. Inspectors tend to be loyal to the person who is paying them and if that is not you then you may be missing some crucial information. Receiving a faulty inspection can be very expensive if there is a significant problem that you are unaware of.

When making an offer on a home you intend to buy, you will need to add the amount of your down payment. You should consider the amount of your down payment carefully. The size of your down payment will show the seller how serious you are and will also be evaluated by the lender. This may determine if you will be able to obtain the loan.

These tips are just some of the things that you should keep in mind as you get ready to buy your home. However, you should not stop here. Continue to learn and apply what you have learned, like the suggestions here. Buying a home is a major investment. So take your time, make your decisions carefully and before long, you will be in your new home.

For more information on Miami Beach home buying and to be represented by Miami’s #1 broker call (305) 788-9393.


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Hot Tips For Selling Your Miami Beach Home More Effectively

Selling your home with Miami Just Listed (305) 788-9393

Your net worth is represented in part by your property. If you wish to sell off some property, either to upgrade into a newer and larger home or to diversify your portfolio, get the absolute best deal possible for your property with the Miami Just Listed home-selling-tips below.

Giving your home the best possible curb appeal when selling your Miami Beach property is absolutely essential. Improving the lighting in your home will increase its appeal as well. Take down any dark curtains you might have up, replace light bulbs with higher wattage bulbs and clean all of the windows until they shine. A bright, well-lit home, is at the top of the buyer’s wish list, right behind a good location, so be sure to do all that you can to illuminate your home. Have someone check your air conditioner and heater before listing your house. In most cases, high-end buyers aren’t looking for a property that will require them to make a lot of repairs, so ensuring things are in tip-top shape will increase the property’s appeal with most buyers.

When trying to sell your home, make sure your roof is in good condition. Most buyers will not buy a home that has a bad roof. If you can’t fix the roof before selling your home, offer to pay for repairs. You can also offer a lump sum payment that the buyers can use towards fixing the roof if they would like.

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© 2017 Miami Association of REALTORS®. All rights reserved.
IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, noncommercial use, and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. All data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate.
Miami data last updated at July 24, 2017 6:09 PM ET

 

If you paint your house prior to putting it up for sale, don’t pick a color scheme just because it’s your favorite. It’s best to work with neutral and traditional colors, such as whites, off-whites, eggshell, or taupe. A new paint job is probably the most economical, effective way to attract potential buyers to your home.

In most cases it is not necessary to invest a ton of cash into replacing your flooring before listing a home. An exception would be cases in which the floor was exceedingly worn out, dated or dirty. Installing new flooring is a major expense, and the long-term benefits will accrue to whoever is living there, not to you. Instead, clean the floor thoroughly and repair spots to make a positive impression.

A professional loft conversion is a popular home improvement that could increase the value of your house by up to 20 percent. You can convert an attic into storage space, a bathroom, bedroom or office. Typically over 30 percent of a property’s space is located in the attic, so by carrying out a conversion, home owners can gain a lot more living space without having to go through the stressful and costly process of relocating.

When selecting a Miami real estate broker, take your time and ask lots of questions. Property transactions are major life events, and therefore, you want to be certain that your broker is experienced and skilled. Partnering with a respectable, honest and trustworthy real estate broker facilitates a smoother, less stressful transaction.

Place a reasonable sale price on your home. Your Realtor© should provide you with a list of comparable sales in your neighborhood and choose the median price. Don’t set too high of a price; you’ll only end up lowering it because nobody is willing to pay the highest price for a home – unless you can justify special features that other properties listed in the neighborhood lack.

When trying to sell your Miami Beach property, make sure that it is ready at any point in time for a showing. You never know when the Realtor is going to call because someone wants to see it. Many buyers can be very spontaneous, and your Realtor© would always like to abide by the 24 hours’ notice, but in reality matters can be more complex and there is more inventory currently on the market and buyers have more options. In short, you want to be sure that it is in perfect condition all the time.

Before a potential buyer comes to take a look at your house, never spray any fragrances or light scented candles. Some people are overwhelmed by the smell, and some may even be allergic to certain fragrances. This could even prevent a potential buyer from making an offer. To avoid losing a potential home buyer, use only potpourri set out in a dish.

In order to allow potential buyers to see a reflection of themselves in the home, you should ensure you eliminate all your personal stamps in it. Move personal effects, especially family pictures and heirlooms out of sight. Buyers must be able to envision their own families living in your home, rather than yours. You want to also de-clutter your house. You want to show how much space potential buyers have to work with so they can gauge how great of a fit your home is to them.

Allow potential buyers to experience the house alone. If you constantly shadow a potential buyer, it may negatively bias how he or she sees the house. Leaving the buyer alone with your Realtor© will allow him to make his own judgment about the house.

Selling a home in the fall means we are in high season here in Southeast Florida and it is your best bet to get a contract for sale.

Whenever possible, attempt to sell your existing home prior to your target move date. For most people, juggling two house payments can be consuming. Give yourself plenty of time to have your house show and to locate the right buyer.

Information is the key to success in anything you tackle in life, and real estate is certainly no exception. After you’ve read these tips on how you can sell your home, the next step you need to take is putting them into action so that you can sell your home for a great price. Call (305) 788-9393 to learn what Miami Just Listed can do for you!


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