Buying & Relocating
South Florida is one of the most desirable locations to purchase real estate anywhere in the world. We realize the process can be exciting, overwhelming and challenging all at the same time.
Whether you are moving locally or from outside Florida, you need a reliable and trustworthy real estate professional that can help you navigate the buying or relocation process. We have extensive experience helping families and individuals and understand that it’s not just about buying a property. Ultimately, what makes all the difference is knowing the right neighborhoods, the best schools, proximity to work and other factors that affect your personal situation.
We have the knowledge and experience to provide guidance throughout the entire process to help you find the ideal home for your lifestyle, needs and budget. We will be able to recommend reliable contractors, moving companies and everything else to ensure you have a hassle-free move .
We created the following sections with resources and guidance regarding the process of buying a home, townhouse or condo in South Florida from the beginning to end. Contact us today to start finding your place in The Magic City.
Specifically For Buyers
Finding your dream home or condo depends on a number factors. From understanding the make-up of different neighborhoods that could potentially meet your needs, to having access to new property listings and price reductions as they hit the market.
With this in mind, we’ve developed this website with the latest IDX MLS technologies for better search functionalities and the most complete “Specialty Search Categories” in the market. Whether you are looking for new construction, homes with large lots, direct ocean, penthouses and anything in between – this website has it all.
We have painstakingly created thousands of pre-saved searches using the most accurate filters to make it easy to find properties by condo name, community name, luxury properties, etc. You will find these links in each section and once you click in each pre-saved search, additional filter options will be available to narrow further.
Searching for homes or condos is not sufficient, with so much inventory available finding suitable properties becomes somewhat overwhelming. Understanding this challenge, we created special search categories to easily find properties that are remodeled, with a pool, pet-friendly, large lots, new construction, penthouses, etc. We realize that the more specific we can help you get with your searches, the easier it is for you to find the most suitable properties and best deals for your specific needs.
Search by Map + Advanced Filters
Looking for properties in specific pockets of a neighborhood or near your preferred schools? Our map search search tool allows you to draw your map boundaries and discover properties at the hyper-local level. And if you need to narrow down further, you can use the advanced filters to focus your search on specific parameters such as lot size, days on the market and several other options to have you searching like a pro!
Find New, Pending Sale & Sold Listings
As demand for properties in South Florida increases, it is important to stay informed with the newest properties listed, what is selling, pending or under contract. This information is useful in helping you make informed decisions when presenting offers or get more aggressive in your search as prices continue to go up. An easy way to stay informed is to sign-up for our Property Alerts that will send you timely notifications of market trends.
Search Our Motivated Seller Lists
With so many properties in the market and prices fluctuating, it’s difficult to find great deals. Realizing this challenge, we developed a Motivated Seller feature that provides lists for search results displaying potential deals based on a number of factors.
Stay Up-to-Date with Market Insights
One of the most popular features in our website are the on-demand Market Insights found in all the pre-saved (one-click) searches. Each report provides an insight on the latest sales, negotiated price, biggest price changes of the day and the latest properties to go under contract.
The Right Buyer’s Agent Matters
Working with a buyer’s agent specializing in your areas of interest, gives you with the upper hand during the entire buying process. Providing reliable insight into the pricing trends for the current market, and effectiveness throughout the negotiation stage.
There are many reasons you may be interested in buying a property or moving to a different home including additional space, living closer to work, income and vacation properties, tired of renting, better location, and better school district. The sooner you are able to identify the main reasons to purchase, the better your chances of easily identifying the right property that suits your specific needs by focusing on that specific criteria.
There are other factors you also need to consider. Does your current home need to be sold prior to purchasing a new home? Do you intend to make upgrades to your new home prior to moving in? Does your home need to be purchased in time for your children to be registered for a new school? How long do you want to live in your home? Are you interested in a house, townhouse or condo?
Determining how much you can afford is critical when purchasing a home. Realistically assess what you can afford to purchase. Every buyer wants the best and the largest, but most are unable to afford their dream home. Understanding the reality of your buying power will help eliminate disappointments and failure in the future.
Your bottom line is the amount you can afford to spend on a home, and still be able to pay your monthly mortgage payments, insurance, property tax, living expenses and utilities.
Finding the Right Property
Once you have established a budget, are aware of the best home criteria, and have the assistance of a local realtor, you can start shopping for a new home. A great place to start is this website.
We developed one of the most comprehensive websites to search for Miami real estate. Offering more current listings, hyper-localized neighborhood searches, and better market statistics to help you find the ideal property.
Visiting the Properties
Your experience will be a lot more enjoyable if you have realistic expectations. Your decision will be affected by your individual requirements including your budget, available homes (inventory), the size of the lot and home, the number of beds and beds, and the school district. Understanding everything earlier in the process enables you to find the best condo or home for your needs, without missing out on your potential dream home.
Making An Offer
Once you have found a home you like, put an offer. This agreement is non-binding, but enables you to pay a specific amount for the home. If your offer is less than the price listed, you will most likely receive a counteroffer price from the seller. You can accept, make another offer or reject the offer. You should make a competitive offer according to the current market.
Applying For A Mortgage
Unless you are paying in cash, you will need to apply for a mortgage loan (if you are already pre-approved, good for you). If you’re not pre-approved, meet with at least two or three lenders and compare their loan options. Be prepared to ask questions, and be completely open with the lenders about your finances.
Inspection Period + HOA Approval (if necessary)
Once the seller has accepted your offer, and you have received a fully executed contract, you can ask your lender for written approval. At this time you will need to schedule and pay for a home inspection, property survey, and request insurance quotes. A professional appraisal will also be required by the lender to determine the estimated value of the property.
If you are buying a condo, townhouse, or house that are part of a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) you will be required to apply and get approval before you schedule a closing.
The final walk-through with your buyer’s agent is your final opportunity to review the home before you take possession. It should be scheduled as close to closing as possible, usually within 48 hours. The walk-through ensures that the property’s condition hasn’t changed since your last visit and serves as final confirmation that any negotiated repairs have been completed and no damage was done by the sellers while moving out.
The Closing is the final step in a real estate transaction. On the closing date, the seller signs the deed over to the buyer and officially transfers ownership and delivers keys to the home.
The buyer (or the buyer’s bank) delivers payment for the balance owed on the purchase plus closing costs which include; title search services, title insurance, prorated property taxes, mortgage insurance, homeowner’s insurance, HOA and condo fees if applicable. Closing costs are paid by the buyer at the time of closing which vary per transaction.
Refer My Services to Your Friends & Family
As we get to know each other, you will know that referrals from great clients like you are a key part of my business. By the time we get to this stage, I will do everything possible to make sure you have a smooth and successful transaction and have earned your trust to recommend me to your friends and family looking to buy or sell a property in Miami.
We have answers.
While you search for properties in our website, we can also start searching our internal property database. We will also reach out to our exclusive network of real estate professionals to find off-market opportunities that are yet to hit to the market or are just being shown by invite-only.
Email me your wish-list and include the following:
- Type of Property
- Areas of Interest
- Desired Price Range
- Number of Beds & Baths
- How Soon You Want to Purchase
- If You Are Pre-Approved