How to Avoid Bidding Wars in Real Estate

Paul Owers of the Sun Sentinel delivers another good article regarding the Greater Fort Lauderdale area real estate bidding wars for home buyers.  One simple way to avoid a bidding war is to utilize the 203K FHA mortgage program or conventional renovations programs.    The Stetson family featured in the article could have found a home much faster by finding a home in need of minor repairs and having those repairs completed under a 203K loan program.   By find the least attractive house on the block, buyers increase their chances of buying a home and completing renovations to their liking.   If buyers avoid bidding wars on “move-in” ready homes they will find a home much more quickly, and NOT over pay.   Additionally, the benefits of a 203K loan are that you can make the home more energy efficient with new windows, a hot water tank, insulation, and many other home improvements that will save the homeowner on “operating costs” of the home.

Homebuyers, we have all seen these homes that are in need of work.   Well these are the homes that are not getting multiple bids, and as a homebuyer you will have success in securing a home.   Sometimes you need to travel in the path less travelled.   If you are a homebuyer, think about all the homes you saw, liked the neighborhood however, the home needed repairs.  Now apply the 203K method to home buying.

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Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM |Coral SpringsBuyer’s Representation | Phone: 954-282-1814 | tonysmithflorida@yahoo.com | SKYPE:  TONYSMITHFLORIDA

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We Always Work For Buyers as Clients, Never as Customers!”

Sato America – Fort Lauderdale

Sato America employees the company is opening a new corporate office in Fort Lauderdale.   There is nothing more stressful than starting a new job or buying a home.   My real estate practice involves helping home buyers relocating or considering Fort Lauderdale their new home.  If you are an existing employee of Sato America I enjoy working with IT project managers, coders, and other IT professionals.  Sato Global Solutions  will be opening an office in Fort Lauderdale and employing 200 people in the near future according to the Sun Sentinel.    Their office will be opening in downtown Fort Lauderdale at 110 SE 6th St in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale near the Tarpon River. Sato employees if you are relocating to Fort Lauderdale and considering the purchase of a home in Fort Lauderdale or the surrounding communities, consult a realtor who understands your profession.  I have links to the following resources:

Sato Global Solution Employment – Fort Lauderale

 

Whether you an employee relocating from another state or a local Fort Lauderdale resident looking for employment at Sato Global Solutions, we look forward to assisting you in your home search.

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Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM | Fort Lauderdale | Buyer’s Representation | Phone: 954-282-1814 | tonysmithflorida@yahoo.com | SKYPE:  TONYSMITHFLORIDA

Representing Buyers Only,  in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.
We Always Work For Buyers as Clients, Never as Customers!”

Coral Ridge Isles Homes for Sale

Coral Ridge Isles Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale.  The neighborhood of Coral Ridge Isles is a highly desired community of homes.  Many homes have canal access, and they were constructed in the 1960s when homes were built well.  Now a new generation of homeowners are looking for these homes.  Presently, there are 19 homes for sale ranging in price from $575,000 to $324,000.   The homes are a mix of 2 and 5 bedrooms, with 2 and 3 baths.  The market statics indicate homes are selling on average of 33 days, that is fast.  If you are considering the purchase of a home in Coral Ridge Isles, please contact our office for a buyer’s consultation.

Coral Ridge Isles Homes for Sale
Coral Ridge Isles Homes for Sale – Fort Lauderdale

Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM | Fort Lauderdale | Buyer’s Representation | Phone: 954-282-1814 | tonysmithflorida@yahoo.com | SKYPE:  TONYSMITHFLORIDA

Representing Buyers Only,  in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.
We Always Work For Buyers as Clients, Never as Customers!”
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Buyers Only Florida Realty – Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM – 954-282-1814

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Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM | Fort Lauderdale | Buyer’s Representation | Phone: 954-282-1814 | tonysmithflorida@yahoo.com | SKYPE:  TONYSMITHFLORIDA

Representing Buyers Only,  in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.
We Always Work For Buyers as Clients, Never as Customers!”

South Florida Condo Purchase Incentives

South Florida Condo Purchase Incentives South Florida Condo Purchase Incentives – (Venta Especial Miami Apartments) – there are buyer purchase incentives available, you, just have to ask for them and retain the right realtor.   Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM operates as a single-agent.   Your agent.  When you retain Tony has your designated agent in the purchase of a condominium, I have a fiduciary duty to close any seller incentives or compensation paid as the procuring cause of a sale.   Operating as a single-agent allows me to pass along the seller compensation directly to you resulting in significant savings.  (Incentive offer only applicable when Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM is your designated agent.)

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The Melia Costa Hollywood condominiums in Hollywood Beach, Florida are just an example of the properties we found with purchase incentives.

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Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM | Fort Lauderdale | Buyer’s Representation | Phone: 954-282-1814 | tonysmithflorida@yahoo.com | SKYPE:  TONYSMITHFLORIDA

Representing Buyers Only,  in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.
We Always Work For Buyers as Clients, Never as Customers!”

TAO Sawgrass Condos

TAO Sawgrass Condos located in Sunrise, Florida is offering REBATES on select units.  October 2015 – (This offer is only binding when Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM is designated as your buyer’s agent.)

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Monthly HOA Dues (subject to condominium board):

  • One Bedroom $449.00 – $536.00
  • Two Bedrooms $560.00 – $606.00
  • Three Bedrooms $758.00 – $763.00

HOA Fee Includes:

  •      Trash
  •      Water
  •      Gas (water heater)
  •      Basic cable
  •      Wi-Fi in common areas
  •     All amenities – Pool, Gym, Tennis
As your agent, I will oversee coordinating a private tour, contract negotiations, and financing.    

When Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM  is your Tao Sawgrass buyer’s agent he will: 

  • Obtain formal HOA documents of the developer,
  • Review developer marketing material for market analysis report,
  • Conduct buyer previews,
  • Formal Buyer’s Agent Representation throughout signing of contract,
  • Conduct a formal market analysis of properties selling in Sunrise, and
  • Advice on progress payments and mortgage pre-qualification process

Once contract negotiations are resolved Tony will oversee:

  • Move-in,
  • The property inspection process,
  • Conduct a market analysis of apartments selling in Sunrise,
  •  Touch-up and repairs, if any, and
  •  Review your closing documents.

Tony L. Smith, PA (Realtor)+LCAM | Sunrise, Florida | Buyer’s Representation | Phone: 954-282-1814 | tonysmithflorida@yahoo.com | SKYPE:  TONYSMITHFLORIDA

Representing Buyers Only,  in the Greater Fort Lauderdale .
We Always Work For Buyers as Clients, Never as Customers!”
Buyers Only Florida Realty - Tony L. Smith, (Realtor)+LCAM 954-282-1814
Buyers Only Florida Realty – Tony L. Smith, (Realtor)+LCAM 954-282-1814