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By Gisele Zachar-Nashelsky | Agent in 33140
  • More Americans thinking of buying a home...

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, Home Selling in Miami Beach  |  April 9, 2012 2:00 PM  |  406 views  |  No comments

     According to Fannie Mae’s March 2012 consumer attitudinal National Housing Survey, more Americans may decide the time is right to buy a home.

    In tracking results from its monthly survey, Fannie Mae says an increasing number of Americans now expect home rental costs and home purchase prices to increase over the next year. Nearly half expect higher rental prices – the highest number recorded since monthly tracking began in June 2010 as 33 percent expect home prices to increase, up five percentage points since last month and the highest percentage recorded in over a year.

    In addition, confidence in consumers’ views of their own finances is stabilizing. For three straight months, 44 percent of respondents have said they expect their personal finances to get better over the next year.

    Taken together, these trends give Americans an increased sense of urgency to buy a home, said 73 percent of Americans surveyed in March, up from 70% in February.

    “With an increasing share of consumers expecting higher mortgage rates and home prices over the next 12 months, some may feel that renting is becoming more costly and that homeownership is a more compelling housing choice,” says Doug Duncan, vice president and chief economist of Fannie Mae. 

  • South Florida "Battle for the Best Burger" on March 31st

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Miami Beach, Home Selling in Miami Beach, In My Neighborhood in Miami Beach  |  March 29, 2012 11:28 AM  |  435 views  |  No comments

    South Florida has never seen a burger battle quite like The Grind.  Taste 30 of the best burgers in town while washing it down with complimentary open bar including Blue Moon craft beer, wine and spirits.  Guests and local celebrity judges will vote for their favorite burgers provided by restaurants in the 954 and 305.  An online competition will take place where cooking enthusiasts can submit their own recipe for the “
    Best Backyard Burger” - I will submit mine:
    whole grain bans
    burger:  paprika, red pepper, salt, pepper and sautee onions)
    Slices of fried jalapenos
    Slice of Swiss Cheese.

    It is really yammy! But since you won't be able to try my burger, it is definitely worth heading down to Sough Beach this Saturday. You won't try the best burger but you will absolutey try some of the best!

    Have fun!


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