June 30, 2015

Come to Celebrate the Greatest Nation Birthday!

BOOM, CRASH, POW the exciting sound of fireworks fills your ears and your heart with American pride, but where can you find these exhilarating events. If you want to connect a little more to the local city then come on over to these family fun-filled local events.

Fireworks Extravaganza
Fun for kids, Patriotic costume contest, games and music.
Date: 4th of July
Time: 5:00 - 9:30 PM
Palmetto Bay Municipal Center
9705 East Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
FREE Admission

Cauley Square
Live music, special guest Joel Ferrero
Date: 4th of July
Time: 8:00 PM
More information 305-258-8900
22400 Old Dixie Highway

PRE Independence Day 

FREE Admission and parking
July 3rd, 2015
Time: 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
RSVP: 305-258-3543
Cauley Square
22400 Old Dixie Highway

Zoo Miami 
Red, white and blue days
By wearing these patriotic colors you will get $10 admission fee plus tax
From July 2 - 5
Time; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
12400 SW 152 ST.

Celebration at Whispering Pines
SW 88 Ct and Ridgeland Dr.
Date: 4th of July
Time: 9:00 A.M
FREE Admission

Fireworks at Black Point Marina
Bring your lawn chairs, favorite snacks and energy to celebrate
Date: 4th of July
24775 SW 87 AV
Cutler Bay

Celebration at Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Fireworks, and concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band
Date: 4th of July
Time: Grounds open at 5:00 PM
Concert begins at 7:00 PM
Fireworks start at 9:00 PM
1200 Anastasia Boulevard
Coral Gables

June 24, 2015

Real Estate Market Update Statistics and Trends

Summer is here and the selling season is ready, more inventory,  more for sale signs, announcements for open houses and Buyers trying to find the perfect home.

In addition, the new changes in real estate closing forms will start on October 1st. There will be two new closing forms: 
* Loan Estimate and a Closing Disclosure. These will replace the three forms that are currently used: the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, the Good Faith Estimate, and the Truth-in-Lending disclosure form.

The reason of the new forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with input from consumer industry groups, including the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), is to integrate the information and make it easy for buyers to compare their final costs vs. the original lender estimates.

All these changes make it essential to work with a professional Pro- Active Real Estate Agent like myself, who will create a custom made marketing plan for your property. This is especially important considering it is going to take a greater number of days to sell a property based on the increase of inventory, FHA appraisals, and the increase of the mortgage rate interests.

Please check out the graphic above illustrating real estate sales activity,  including properties for sale (single family homes), closed sales, and pending sales through May 31, 2015 in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, Cutler Bay and Homestead. 

If you are planning on selling, renting or buying a home, please contact Maria Medina Your Realtor at 305-905-3370 for the excellent service and expertise I can offer you.

For a Market update in Pinecrest, please click the following link 
Pinecrest Real Estate Market Update Report-2012-2013-2014 Maria Medina Your Realtor