Hollywood, FL Real Estate News

By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
This was emailed to me from a friend of mine. Thought it was cute I wanted to share. It reminded me of my grandmother who passed away at 84 in '96 and although she never drove a car like the one below, I really enjoyed listening to her stories and am very fond of them and her memories. She had 16 children which means I have a looooot of cousins!! Give your grandmothers a hug today, call them and tell them how much you love them if she is still alive, that goes for grandfathers too!  I love the elderly, their wrinkles show signs of years of work, life experience and many smiles and laughter's, tears, sorrows, and everything else too but I am focusing on the positive side of life. Talk to an elderly today, they love to tell their stories of their youth, some implausible, some sad, some fu...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
Cast your worries upon me, says the Lord. I am your Creator, and I mark my Word.  You will never go hungry because I am your Father,for you have been a good servant, just don't falterMy angels I will send to you to council and protect you and in the right moment they will be of comfort for you.  Father in Heaven I pray unto Theethat the stars shine upon me wherever I may beYou show me grace, You show me the ways,How could I deny this everlasting faith, Envelope me with your Almighty power, so that I may use it upon my reach,You give me peace and You give me laughterYour promises, You never breach.  Thank you for blessing me with the power of truthit is marked in my heart, I wish I had possessed them in my youthI'll keep praying and seeking righteousness, for I fear the rod of correction...
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By Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
(Brokered by eXp Realty LLC)
Hollywood Beach FL Condos for Sale 2008 Market Report  6/2008 - 8/2008 Hollywood Beach FL Real Estate                   Hollywood Beach FL Condos 2008 Market Report 6/2008 - 8/2008                               Hollywood Beach FL Condos for sale as of Aug.2008                                                                  1,933 Condos-Hollywood Beach FL  Hollywood Beach FL Condos pending as of -Aug.2008   130 Condo-Hollywood Beach FL  Hollywood Beach FL Condos that have closed as of -6/2008- 8/2008   129 Condos-Hollywood Beach FL Other Hollywood FL Related Stories: VISIT DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA AND IT'S SANDY WHITE BEACHES Hollywood Beach FL condos for sale-Canadians are flocking to Hollywood FL Come visit the beaches of Hollywood FL today. If you are interested in moving to the ar...
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By Scott Patterson, South Florida Real Estate
(EWM Realtors International - South Florida Real Estate)
8 Tips to Buying a South Florida Waterfront Home From a Boater's Perspective If you own a boat or are considering purchasing a vessel in the near future and you are in the market to purchase a Aventura, Golden Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale or Sunny Isles waterfront home, below are a few tips to consider as an owner of a new boat or a Buyer for a South Florida waterfront home. First things first, ask what the water depth is at the property? Remember, deeper is better. Plus, it's easier to navigate larger vessels since they usually draw more water. I recommend a minimum of 5 feet low-mean tide. Be sure you know the draft of your vessel or future vessel?" Are there any fixed bridges located in your area? Will have to navigate through a fixed bridge to access your desired destination? If so,...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
Countless media channels including the Internet mention that the time to buy real estate is now. What more proof do we have or need other than looking at the figures that affect the housing price index? According to Stanford's and Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Indeces, the average price for a single-family home went down nearly 27% in Miami comparing to a year ago. Take a team of economists whose model forecasts conclude that while house prices declines in some states such as Florida, California and Arizona, the rest of the nation have not lost its flair in real estate purchase.  FAR - August 5th, 2008. Not in my Florida and not according to the new developments that are still occuring and still developing in the southeast part of the state. Now, regardles of the negative news that is ...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
In a recent blog titled, "Fine Tuning Your Goals", I wrote on maximizing one's potential in reaching their goals. Time managing those goals can give you a better clarity in your daily life by simply clarifying your values, defining those goals and develop a plan to reach them. Organization is one of the fundamental keys to any business and using shortcuts to manage your time more effectively is one of them. Assessing how you manage your time is prudent in establishing a healthy environment and help you de-stress over minor things that you once thought were major can help you focus into even bigger and better projects. Time management is often overlooked because we are constantly rushing, or have low energy, enthusiasm or motivation. Our daily stressors and deadlines can cause frustratio...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
Mastering your communication skills with charisma is an art not a science. Relationships are what drive real estate; it is the protocol of any business endeavor.  Although technology is the wave of the 21st century, it is important to emphasize in establishing rapport with prospects rather than focusing on the deal firsthand, although the deal is the ultimate goal of establishing a relationship in the first place. Once a relationship is established based on trust, the deal should come through effortlessly. The Internet is like an open house and being proactive should be the approach to work leads, however, today's technology should not hinder the cultivation of a relationship with your customers. People like to do business with people that they like. Building rapport prepares you to fil...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
When was the last time you made a list of goals and actually accomplished them? Goals make life more exciting, more interesting, more fulfilling, and more challenging. It is the challenges that we face in life that makes us plan to come out of a shell, a rut, a stagnant poise. Goals deliver us from feeling stuck in a world full of uncertainties - uncertainties that may have mirrored an oversight of opportunities that may have been knocking at our door yet have ignored the calling and failed to welcome or embrace. Goals are about tenacity; it make us move forward, it allows freedom of mind, spirit, and action. Without action we cannot reach our goals. What is a goal? A goal is a roadway, a path into the near future - a vision. We can make plans to do something but that differs from goals...
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They were always there all along but...                                                    As a homebuyer, looking for a home can be a fun and exciting experience. You daydream about what that home will look like, how will it feel to live in it, care for it, and treat it with the upmost love and respect. You wonder how your dear and true home is going to reciprocate that love and treatment back in return. Will it be good to you, or will it make a hole in your pocket to try and repair? Did you make the right decision? In a certain way, a home, people and relationships compare and are synonymous to each other.  We look for something that will benefit our future, our hearts, our goals, our dreams. We search for things that will make our hearts content and makes us feel proud of having.  We...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
Homeowner's that are facing foreclosure's do not have to face the detrimental financial issues and headaches alone. But by ignoring a foreclosure, packing your bags and running away from the home will not erase a negative strike on your credit or the fact that you have defaulted on your mortgage loan. You can run but you can't hide. There are solutions for you! You may contact the bank and tell them that you will pay the backed up mortgage payments to stop the foreclosure process or, you can Short Sale your property before the bank actually repossesses your property. Wanting to place your home as a Short Sale but don't know where to begin? Here are a few simple steps to guide you in the process of a short sale. Contact several Realtors who are Short Sale experts and qualify them to do t...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
While foreclosure numbers continue to rise, just because a home is in foreclosure does not mean that it is a bargain. Foreclosures are not what they used to be over ten years ago, where banks allowed investors or a typical home buyer to purchase a bank seized property for the mortgage balance. Instead, banks got smart and began to ask for the market value of a home regardless if it is a bank owned property or not. And just becasue a home is in a foreclosure status does not mean that it is a bargain. Some of these homes are in deplorable contitions and unless you are a seasoned, savvy investor who has funds to make offers on fixer-uppers, it would be a good idea to get educated as to the value and market conditions and how to negotiate a real estate foreclosure deal. Foreclosure's are a ...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
We all want to have a piece of America, and for those who are thinking of buying real estate the question remains, is it a good time to buy? Never mind if the prices are going to get any lower, the real question to consider when buying real estate is, Should You Buy or Rent? While we watch the real estate market plummet there are different factors to consider before you can answer yourself if the time for you to buy is now, such as: How many years do you plan to live in your home? (Average is 4-5 years) Do you have good credit? (This will determine your interest rate and mortgage payment) Do you have extra funds saved? (Owning costs 30% more than renting) Renting gives you more freedom Owner's have more work to do (but can customize their home and have pride of ownership) Owner's build ...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
I was looking for blogs with recipes because of a school project on ‘forgotten fruits' and their health benefits and stumbled upon Sharon Simms blog ‘Why Don't Drinks Want Me'? Sharon's blog was short, sweet, and crisp. In essence, I thought the blog was so cute and decided to post a ‘healthy' comment.  It is also good to break away from blogging about business and once in a while write something different, even if it's about a healthy, forgotten fruit and its nutritive values. Here it goes...(especially for the health enthusiasts)...also known as the Pitaya, fire dragon fruit, pearl fruit, strawberry pear, hanetti kafruit, thanh long, (my goodness!).Its origin is Mexico, S. and N. America, and thrives in countries such as Asia, Israel, Australia, and China. It comes from the cactaceae ...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
Comments Made in the Year 1955! That's only 53 years ago! 'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00.' 'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?  It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.' 'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit.  A quarter a pack is ridiculous. 'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?' 'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.' 'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon.  Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.' 'Kids today are impossible.  Those duck tail hair cuts make it ...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
I have to admit that I am not the text friendly type, especially after seeing a morbid image on the Internet of what happened to a person's body after being involved in a vehicle accident with an 18-wheeler; an accident apparently due to text messaging. But I am also weary about text messaging while driving, especially people who have taken ‘calling' off a personal level. To me, text messaging is impersonal and if you don't have the time to call me then don't text me at all. It also depends on the circumstances, sometimes a text message is better than a phone call. But not according to real estate technology and companies such as Cell Trust, a Secure Mobile Information Management company whose headquarters are located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cell Trust incorporates mobile tools for real...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
Real estate woes may be offsetting the negativity around the real estate market slowdown in Florida, but ask a proud property owner and they will tell you that nothing beats its residents with a sense of community, a sense of belonging, hence, they will tell you a different story. The most emblematic buildings from South Beach to Palm Beach give each building a geometrical silhouette from horizontal lines to curves and undulations with a grade of velocity and movement. South Florida's society gives you class options when shopping, not to mention the nightlife with some of the most beautiful people to meet and socialize with. You cannot miss the irrefutable lifestyle of South Florida with its world class dining in crème de la crème restaurants. There are innumerous things to do in the st...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
The time for buying real estate is right here, right now. It's even better than the early 1980's, writes Kathleen Doler, Investor's Business Daily - 7/17/08. Today's real estate market is an avalanche comparing to the market in the 80's. And for investors who have the hard money and the credit to buy with zero down are the one's winning and at the top. I call these investors the Real Estate Kings, seizing real estate investment opportunities as a result of the real estate crash from the year 2005, when real estate prices went so high that buyers could not afford their homes and eventually are losing their homes because of the record number ARM loans for that year. Where there is trouble for some people, there is opportunity for others. Source: Daily Real Estate News - July 18, 2008  
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life Author:  Cary J. Broussard with Anita Bell, a freelance writer Wiley Books A must read for the career minded woman facing workplace challenges. In each chapter of "From Cinderella to CEO", author's Cary J. Broussard and Anita Bell bring to light the characters of each fairy tale while setting forth reality into our professional lives. Read and learn which character you portray, as many of us have a fairy tale story in the workplace. The book emphasizes in the subliminal messages hidden in every fairy tale from Cinderella to Beauty and The Beast. Read how each tale is relevant to today's workplace: A modern Snow White can thwart an evil queen or backstabbing competitor by working hard to win allies A Gretel thrust in...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
  Young's Vision: "...will be a city for everyone-from the opulent at the top of the industrial & social ladder to the most humble of working people". Nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Hollywood was named "The City of The Future", a term coined after city founder Joseph Wesley Young who was proud of the cultural and racial diversity of a town to grow from one square mile to over 28.87 square miles from the year 1925 till today. Close to Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and the Tri-County Commuter Rail, the city of Hollywood, its residents and businesses have access to the global marketplace. Population: 139,357 2000 U.S. Census Data - Median Age: 39.2 - Household Income: Median - $36,714                                    «««««««««« Even before, during, and after Young's deat...
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By Diana Perez
(Majestic Properties)
In 2007, the city of Hollywood in Southeast Florida adapted the 'Think Green & Save' strategy, helping Businesses and Consumers take action with 'Green Ideas'. The Green Ideas are to promote and encourage best environmental actions for the City of Hollywood. These ideas include: Reduce: (Water conservation) Ways to reduce your water use Reuse: Green Ideas for Businesses and Consuemrs, & Recycle: Guidelines on helping to preserve the environment You can also help by clicking on the image for more information.  
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