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Tue Nov 4, 2014
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Help is available to those who qualify and often subject to location.

You also need to keep in mind that given our current market conditions, purchasing through some of those "special" programs may be a real task IF at all possible.

You may start your research with the real estate departments of Miami Dade County and our other municipal districts (Miami Gardens, North Miami, etc). They will explain requirements, offer qualification and provide you with a list of properties ONLY their qualified applicants can buy.
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Sun Oct 30, 2011
Lila Lopez answered:
Good Afternoon,

Or course there are many things that are taken into consideration when purchasing real estate, whether it is because it will be your home or if it is for investment. On the average, real estate property does in the long term tend to go up in value, but what we have seen nationwide the past 10 years or so, many folks were purchasing homes and expecting to make huge profits within a year or two's time. For the most part, real estate is not truly a short term type of investment. The average home buyer does not have the means or ability to purchase a home today, and sell it the following year or two for a big profit. There are investors/contractors that do have the ability to purchase a home at a great price, make the necessary repairs/updates and then be able to turn that around in short period of time for a profit, those are for folks that do this for a living.

No one hear can say for sure that if you buy a home today, it will go up substantialy in the next five years. It does depend on the price you have purchased the prooperty, what repairs/updates have been done, and of course, we all hope that the US economy does bounce bank and things start moving in a more positive direction. No one hear can or should say that it is a given that your home will be worth more 5 years down the road. With that said, if history is any indicator, in the long term, the value of your home will increase, but to what degree is an unknown.

Good luck in your search.

Lila Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
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