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Yearly Archives: 2022

Mother’s Day 2022 Message

Sat May 7, 2022 on Personal Message

Dear Friends: In 1849, the French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr penned “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” While we all may not entirely agree with this quote, especially in these uncertain times, for me,  the underlying concept of family does not necessarily change regardless of  life’s challenges. And, despite those challenges,  on this upcoming Mother’s Day, […]

Fear of Missing Out Fuels Housing Market

Mon May 2, 2022 on News

Fear of Missing Out Fuels Housing Market

While both interest rates and home prices in South Florida  have increased, there is still an upsurge in real estate investment and purchases. Typically, rising mortgage rates and higher than normal home prices would lead to a slowing of the real estate market. Yet, researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas find that a fear of missing out or […]

Homeowner Associations Push Back Rental Investors

Tue Apr 26, 2022 on News

Homeowner Associations Push Back Rental Investors

There is a rise in homeowner associations attempting to block investors from purchasing residential properties for rental purposes. These groups claim that, by having companies buying rental properties, has actually led to a decline in property maintenance, making their neighborhoods less attractive and potentially lowering their property values. While homeowner associations typically enforce rules found in their documents, such as […]