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First-Time Homeowners: 20-Year Trends

Mon Oct 21, 2019 on Florida Real Estate

Over the past 20 years, the “traditional” first time homebuyer has changed dramatically.  It was once that most Americans first married and then went onto buying the American Dream: their first home. What was then and now? Today, more people are delaying marriage and having children, and are facing greater financial barriers to homeownership and a tougher housing market than […]

Nothing is Forever: The Real Estate Impact of Forever 21’s Bankruptcy Claim

Mon Oct 7, 2019 on Florida Real Estate

Nothing is Forever: The Real Estate Impact of Forever 21’s Bankruptcy Claim

Forever 21, the 35-year old trendy teen apparel and accessory global retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, closing a third of its 534 U.S. stores. This could potentially make way for commercial offices, housing or even medical marijuana facilities (yes, brokers have had these inquiries). The retailer has stores in South Florida malls including Aventura, Sawgrass Mills, and […]

Flipping Out: How the Process of Home Flipping Has Resurfaced

Wed Oct 2, 2019 on Florida Real Estate

Flipping Out: How the Process of Home Flipping Has Resurfaced

The popularity of flipping homes, by purchasers and investors, has increased significantly since investors have recognized the profit that can come from buying, fixing up, and then selling a distressed home. The taboo market of flipping houses has recently seen its own makeover and is now becoming a more accepted and reliable source of housing. Learning from Past Mistakes House […]

Climate Change: Is it (almost) “The Day After Tomorrow”?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 on Florida Real Estate & News

Roy Oppenheim Global Warming

The United Nations Climate Action Summit began this past Monday, amid young activists like sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg who has held massive climate change action rallies worldwide. While some may not believe in climate change, it is hard to ignore the distinct severe weather patterns we have been experiencing. Florida, and particularly South Florida, has been affected by flooding. The question […]