Calculating Your Asking Price

 

The best answer is get help from a real estate professional. But, if you only have a few minutes for a video, here are five points to consider.

1. Start With Measurement Learn the average per-square-foot price for recent sales in your neighborhood. That will not set your final price, but it is a baseline buyers will use.

2. Get Comparisons Ask for Comparative Market Analysis – comps – from several agents. Go through each comp with each agent to understand both competitive homes on the market AND each agents potential approach to yours.

3. Market Research. Do your own! – not just online, but in person. That will help you understand your market conditions and the buyers perspective realistically. Markets get hot and cold, up and down, and yours defines the sales envelope for your home.

4. Consider All Terms Price isnt all there is to a sale. Can you close faster? Finance or lease-option the sale yourself? Cover some closing costs? Your flexibility can make sales leverage.

5. It is Not Personal. The hardest tip of all. Most people are emotional about their home. Pricing, in the long run, is going to logical. Theyre buying your house,not your home & memories. Find a real estate professional you like and trustand let them help you through the process.

Sales Dropped last month …

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November

On December 22nd 2015, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Home Sales Report which covered sales in November. The report revealed that sales:

“…fell 10.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.76 million in November (lowest since April 2014 at 4.75 million)…”

That revelation gave birth to a series of industry articles, some of which quoted pundits questioning whether the housing market was slowing. In actuality, there is one rather simple explanation to much of the falloff in sales last month. It is likely the implementation of the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage rule, commonly known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule, which went into effect on October 3. These regulations caused house closings to be delayed by an extra three days in November as shown in the graph below.

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Three days might sound like a minimal difference. However, since there are only approximately 20 days in a month that a closing would normally take place (Mondays through Fridays), losing three days constitutes well over 10% of all closings. These sales are not lost. They are just moved into the next month’s numbers. In a DS News article on the subject also posted on December 22nd,  Auction.com EVP Rick Sharga explained:

“The most likely cause for the weak sales numbers is a delay in processing loans due to the new TRID mortgage requirements imposed by the CFPB. This is the biggest change in mortgage document processing in many years, and there have been numerous reports within the industry of problems implementing the process and the new documentation that comes with it.”

So how is the housing market actually doing?

A better way to look at how well the housing market is doing is to look at the Foot Traffic Report from NAR which quantifies the number of prospective buyers that are actively looking for a home at the current time:GA-future sales

We can see immediately that demand to buy single family homes is increasing over the last few months – not decreasing.

Bottom Line

No matter what last month’s sales numbers show, the housing market is still doing well as demand remains strong.

Call 786.554.8063 or email us George@GeorgeAssal.com, WE are here to facilitate and help you during the process of buying, selling, or renting any real estate needs, which will result in reaching your financial goals quickly and with ease, visit our page www.GeorgeAssal.com .

The Impact of Higher Interest Rates

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Last week, an article in the Washington Post discussed a new ‘threat’ homebuyers will soon be facing: higher mortgage rates. The article revealed:

“The Mortgage Bankers Association expects that rates on 30-year loans could reach 4.8 percent by the end of next year, topping 5 percent in 2017. Rates haven’t been that high since the recession.”

How can this impact the housing market?

The article reported that recent analysis from Realtor.com found that –

“…as many as 7% of people who applied for a mortgage during the first half of the year would have had trouble qualifying if rates rose by half a percentage point.”

This doesn’t necessarily mean that those buyers negatively impacted by a rate increase would not purchase a home. However, it would mean that they would either need to come up with substantially more cash for a down payment or settle for a lesser priced home.

Below is a table showing how a jump in mortgage interest rates would impact the purchasing power of a prospective buyer on a $300,000 home.

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In Conclusion

If you are considering a home purchase (either as a first time buyer or move-up buyer), purchasing sooner rather than later may make more sense from a pure financial outlook.

Tired of being a tenant? thinking of selling your home?, looking to upgrade? 1st time buyer(s)? buying your dream home? Call us 786.554.8063 or email us George@GeorgeAssal.com, WE are here to facilitate and help you during the process of buying, selling, or renting any real estate needs, which will result in reaching your financial goals quickly and with ease, visit our page www.GeorgeAssal.com

Residences by ARMANI CASA – Sunny Isles

The Related Group and Dezer Development joined forces to bring to Sunny Isles Beach, “The Residences by Armani Casa by Cesar Pelli” The most anticipated Ultra Luxury project in Miami. Only 261 families will have the honor to call the Residences by Armani Casa their home.

The Residences by Armani Casa Miami
The Residences by Armani Casa Miami

 

Highlights

.- The brand: First US project by Armani casa

.- Location: Sunny isles Beach

.- The Archited: Cesar Pelli

.- Units: 260 units

.- Prices: starting from $1 million

.- Completion date: 2017

.- Floor Plan: 5 units per floor, the higher the unit the bigger it is.

The Residences by Armani Casa Miami
The Residences by Armani Casa Miami – Oceanfront Living

The Residences by Armani Casa in Sunny Isles Miami are spacious units from 1358 Sq.Ft to 3,756 Sq.Ft and ranging in price between $1,000 – $1,500 per Sq.Ft

Floor plan

Residences By Armani General Floor Plan
Residences By Armani General Floor Plan

 

  • Unit A at Level 4  (Units at a Higher level offer more Sq.Ft)
    • 4 Bedrooms + Den / 5,5 Bathrooms
      • Interior Sq.Ft: 3,326  (At level 28 3,527 Sq.Ft  and No den –  At level 54 → 3,756 Sq.Ft)
        •  Balcony Sq.Ft: 1,440   (At level 28 1,487 Sq.Ft  –  At level 54 1,539 Sq.Ft)
          •  Total Sq.Ft: 4,766
Residences By Armani Floor Plan A
Residences By Armani Floor Plan A
  • Unit B 
    • 4 Bedrooms + Den / 5,5 Bathrooms
      • Interior Sq.Ft: 3,027
        • Balcony Sq.Ft: 898
          • Total Sq.Ft: 3,925
Residences By Armani Casa Floor Plan B
Residences By Armani Casa Floor Plan B
  • Unit C
    • 3 Bedrooms + Den / 3,5 Bathrooms
      • Interior Sq.Ft: 2,712
        • Balcony Sq.Ft: 762
          • Total Sq.Ft: 3,474
Residences by Armani Casa Floor Plan C
Residences by Armani Casa Floor Plan C

 

  • Unit D (Units at a Higher level offer more Sq.Ft)
    • 2 Bedrooms + Den / 2,5 Bathrooms
      • Interior Sq.Ft: 1,816    (At level 281944 Sq.Ft  –  At level 54 : 2089 Sq.Ft)
        • Balcony Sq.Ft: 491  (At level 28496 Sq.Ft  and No den-  At level 54 502 Sq.Ft)
          • Total Sq.Ft: 2,307
Residences By Armani Casa Floor Plan D
Residences By Armani Casa Floor Plan D
  • Unit E  (Units at a Higher level offer more Sq.Ft)
    • 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms
      • Interior Sq.Ft: 1,358   (At level 28 1,476 Sq.Ft  –  At level 541,610 Sq.Ft)
        • Balcony Sq.Ft: 941  (At level 281,013 Sq.Ft  and No den-  At level 54 1,094Sq.Ft)
          • Total Sq.Ft: 2,299
Residences By Armani Casa Floor Plan E
Residences By Armani Casa Floor Plan E

 

Note: Units C, D and E models are all taken however back ups for these units are accepted

Price Ranges

Residence by Armani Casa - Price Range - ** Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
Residence by Armani Casa – Price Range –
** Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

 

For more info regarding Residence by Armani Casa contact me directly

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Park Grove in Coconut Grove.

Park Grove in Coconut Grove.

Most ambitious architecture/project to date


The New Park Grove Condo Project is selling quickly; this luxury condo project is located in Coconut Grove more specific in the middle of a newly developed waterfront park. The condo project has 3 towers with great investment values.

PARK GROVE FLOOR PLAN

Designed by OMA and rem KOOLHAAS, the striking towers of PARK GROVE set a new architectural standard in the quiet seaside enclave of Coconut Grove.

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Park Grove Residences will blow everyone expectations with their high-end waterfront project. With amenities that will take you to the next level and to better your experience, The Park grove Condo offers pools, fitness, yoga, a private chef, yes a private chef and much more.

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As the first Luxury Condo in Coconut Grove to be built after Grove at Grand Bay, makes this project most ambitious architecture/project to date

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POCKET LISTING – BRICKELL 2/2 CORNER UNIT – $350,000.00

Townhouse, corner unit, bright and beautiful, wood floors throughout, open kitchen, not your typical boring apartment, largest yard in this gated community, centrally located

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I am a Brickell real estate specialist. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller meeting with me, please feel free to call me directly at 786.554.8063 or via email George@GeorgeAssal.com

REGALIA – The last Oceanfront parcel in Sunny Isles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMITED EDITION LIVING
Spacious residences with more than 7,600 square feet of livable space, 5,515 interior square feet, 2,100 exterior square feet, feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls framing the dramatic ocean and 360 degrees of unobstructed views. Living spaces are flooded with light and air from sunrise to sunset

How many floors / How many units: 46 floors / 39 units

TYPICAL UNIT
Square Footage (interior): 5515 Square Feet
Square Footage (exterior): 2100 Square Feet
TYPICAL UNIT
Square Footage (TOTAL): 7615 Square Feet

Expected Completion: Winter 2013

Deposit Schedule:
a. 20% paid upon execution of contract;
b. 20% paid the later of (1) 90 days after execution of contract; and (2) completion of foundations;
c. 20% paid at completion of pouring top-floor (i.e. building top off);
d. Balance paid at closing.

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I’m a local Real Estate Agent in Miami, I’ve been very successful in finding buyers and getting homes sold in your area, I would like to show you how I can do the same for you.

Houses are selling, and in fact now is a critical time to rely on a professional with a proven track record like mine. With the correct plan of action your house should be sold quickly and get the most money the market is offering. Let’s talk as soon as possible, you can reach me at 786.554.8063 or send me an emailGeorge@GeorgeAssal.com you can also visit http://www.GeorgeAssal.com