Tuesday, February 21, 2006


The National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.) has some great consumer protection tips for home buyers and sellers. It never hurts to do a little research when you are ready to purchase or sell a home.
Home Buyers:
  • Check your credit report for accuracy and completeness
  • Use the Internet wisely
  • Educate yourself on mortgages and mortgage fraud
  • hire the right real estate professional

Home Sellers:

  • Know your home's value
  • Protect yourself and your home
  • understand the purchase contract
  • hire the right real estate professional

How to Choose the right real estate professional:

  • do your research
  • get referrals from friends and relatives
  • interview at least 3 agents
  • make sure the agent you choose is a Realtor

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Remember that we are always ready to provide a no obligation market analysis of your home. So if you are thinking of buying or selling, or know someone who is, please give us a call or send them our way. We appreciate referrals.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

What does it mean when we include "REALTOR - ACCOUNTANT - ARCHITECT" in our marketing???
It does not mean that we are marketing our professions at the same time that we are marketing our real estate services. We are full-time Realtors and it means, that as professionals, we have an extra edge to offer our customers that most Realtors don't.
Ines is an architect (Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Miami) and Rick is an Accountant (Bachelors in Business Administration from The University of Central Florida, and Master's of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University) as well as a Florida State Certified Mortgage Broker. We offer complimentary accounting and architectural consulting services exclusively to our real estate clients, at no extra cost.
Ines will sit with you with floor plans and help you re-distribute space, help you choose colors, or give ideas on what a future master suite might look like. Ines will even "Feng-Shui" a home that has sat on the market for a while and will help it sell quickly.
Rick will offer knowledge on current mortgage programs, capital gains taxes, 1031-exchanges and can help analyze financials for commercial real estate transactions and other investment type purchases.
Full Service Real Estate Services, wouldn't you say?

Friday, February 10, 2006

Welcome to our Newsletter! Here you will find fun and hopefully useful information on South Florida's Real Estate Market, our experiences and our opinions. Your comments are not only welcome, but also appreciated. We live, work and play in Miami Shores, but also work the surrounding areas. Feel free to ask and request information. We will write about Feng Shui, Architecture, Taxes, our kids, How to stage properties, For Sale By Owners, and other "HOT" topics. We will give you tips and advice and look forward to your regular visits.
We want to give thanks to our extremely talented photographer, Roy Llera, for the "blog" idea. So check out his website at
www.RoyLlera.com, you will not be disappointed.