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Friday, July 15, 2016   /   by Lela Ashkarian

Brexit! Florida Keys Real Estate, 305-395-0814

This summer is shaping up to be the best year in a long time to sell your home. There is a very strong demand from homebuyers and very few homes on the market compared to a few years ago.  (550-850K) price rangeThis is driving up prices and creating multiple offers, especially in entry and middle tier homes here locally in Marathon. The Federal Reserve hinted at raising interest rates in June, but they didn’t because “economic activity appears to have slowed.” While this may be true for our economy as a whole, it’s not true for home prices. If you’ve been paying attention to the “Brexit” news as well, it’s now even cheaper for buyers to get a mortgage. Rates have just dropped considerably and are now at three-year lows. All together – with the relatively few homes for sale in Marathon and neighborhood, record low interest rates, quickly appreciating prices, and the future uncertainty of o; ...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016   /   by Lela Ashkarian

Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market 305-395-0814

Click HERE to find the Market Statistics for Keys Wide Properties
The uptrend in sales we have been seeing Keys-wide since 2009 has come to a halt with the number of sales down in all areas of the Keys for the first quarter of this year.  The Middle Keys had the smallest decline, down 18% from the last year, while Keys-Wide saw a 23% reduction in number of sales. 
The Middle Keys average sale price at $1,662,87 enjoyed a 49% increase over last year however this number is for all property type and is skewed by a 21% decrease in lot sales coupled with a 25% increase in homes selling over $1,000,000
Click HERE to See what's happening nationwide   As explained in the enclosed newsletter, many markets in the country are experiencing a slow down in sales with resort home markets down 18% nationally.  The global economy and the upcoming election are most likely causing buyers to be hesitant with discretionary spending.  Our ...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016   /   by Lela Ashkarian

What's the Benefit of Buyer Broker Service Guarantee Agreement , 305-395-0814

Isn't  it important to eliminate the frustration while buying your vacation, retirement or first time home in Florida Keys ?
 

 Invest your time upfront. With an agent who will
 represent your best Interest 

1) Signing with me puts you at the top of my priority list. Having numerous agents "working for you" means exactly ZERO of those agents will actually work for you. 2) Signing with me legally binds me and codifies the agency relationship including that I will hold all your information confidential. 3) Signing with me guarantees that if another buyer I am representing wants to put an offer on the same house that I won't represent that other buyer, so there is no conflict of interest. 4) Realtors are required to have all agreement in writing according to our code of ethics. That includes agency agreements. Why would you work with an agent who would violate the code of ethics and work with you without having it all spelled ; ...

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