Despite COVID-19, Luxury Real Estate Still Selling in South Florida

As with many things in 2020, the housing market is in an “uncertain” place right now. In previous months, the industry has seen an increase in new home mortgage applications in regards to 2019, amid the Coronavirus. But, at the same time,…

Social Media Becomes Realtors’ Solution to COVID-19

No one expected 2020 to be the year of a global pandemic. Up until the initial months of the year, everything was business as usual (with a few exceptions). But now COVID-19 has changed the way we live our lives. And has also changed the way…

New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications See A 54.1 Percent Increase In June 2020

The Builder Application Survey (BAS) sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) indicates an increase of 54.1 percent in mortgage applications for new home purchases in June 2020, compared to June 2019. The BAS also indicates a 20 percent…

Despite the pandemic, real estate values are up in 2020. Here is why.

The estimated taxable real estate value rose for most Miami-Dade municipalities and for all Broward county. The State of Florida performs property appraisals every year in January.  This year, right before COVID-19, the valuation created…

South Florida Real Estate Homes Sales Slight Climbed as COVID-19 Hit

The March 2020 report from the Miami Association of Realtors, shows an increase of sales in the real estate market.  “The Miami real estate market extended its run of solid expansion through March 2020,” said Jorge L. Guerra Jr. the association’s…

Title Partners COVID-19 Update

Dear valued clients, Thank you for being our customer and allow us to help you the very best we can. At this time of uncertainty, we want you to know we are here to assist you and your clients. We remain open to process your real estate…

Remote Online Notarization (RON) is Now Legal for Real Estate Transactions in Florida

During the process of buying and selling real estate, several documents among the execution of the deed and the mortgage must be notarized;  we are happy to share that Florida passed a new bill that allows remote online notarization (RON) for…

A New Year Kicks In With Lower Mortgage Rates

The drop in mortgage rates during 2019 marked a dramatic turnaround from the previous year expectations, when mortgage rates briefly reached 5 percent and the Federal Reserve indicated two interest rate increases. Instead, surging trade wars…

MLS ‘Clear Cooperation Policy’ was Approved by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR)

The so-called “pocket listings”, “coming soon” listings and listings marketed on private networks outside the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) have been debated for quite a while. Some believe that keeping listings off the MLS reduces…

Effective July 1, 2019 Florida New Law and its Impact in Real Estate

Florida lawmakers filed more than 3,500 bills in the last legislative session, from which 200 made it through the House and Senate. Some of the new laws are already in effect, some are effective starting July 2019, other will be effective in…