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Pembroke Falls Market Update - May 16, 2010

by Justin Willard

 

Pembroke Falls Market Update - May 16, 2010

 Current Listings

There are currently 33 homes for sale in Pembroke Falls

There are 5, three bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,616 sq. ft to 2,153 sf. & are priced from $307,500 to $350,000. 

There are 20, four bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,914 sq ft to 4,857 sf. & are priced from $310,000 to $799,900. 

There are 8, five bedroom homes ranging in size from 2,625 sf to 3,882 & are priced from $359,900 to $699,000. 

 

Recent Sales

There have been 7 sales in Pembroke Falls within the last 30 days. Of the 7 sales 2 were three bedroom homes, 4 were four bedroom homes and 1 was a 5 bedroom home. 

The first 3 bedroom home located on 14th Court has 1,831 sf and sold for $245,000, the second on 132nd Avenue is a Rosewood model having 1,984 sf and sold for $285,000.

The first 4 bedroom home located on 18th Mnr has 2,598 sf and sold for $330,000, the second located on 16th Street is a Monterrey model having 2,865 sf and sold for $338,000, the third located on 132nd Ave is a Kingston model having 3,028 sf and sold for $362,000, the fourth located on 18th Street is a Mikasa model having 3,437 sf and sold for $575,000.

The 5 bedroom home located on 20th Street is a Captiva model having 3,698 sf and sold for $490,000.

 

The Willard Realty Team’s goal is to keep you up to date with the most recent real estate trends and data for Pembroke Falls so you can make educated decisions about your real estate needs. 

Please feel free to contact us at 954-745-4735 with any questions you may have.  Or visit our Pembroke Falls Web site at www.PembrokeFallsRealEstate.com

Buying a Condo with FHA Financing

by Justin Willard
One of the questions we are most often asked is how do I buy a condo with an FHA loan.  Well the simple answer is find a condo that is FHA approved.  In order to do so you will have to located condos in the area you are interested in living in that are FHA approved. 
google map to real pro systemsThe best way to get started is to go to the FHA websiteand search for FHA approved condos in the zip code or city you want to live in.  Once you have determined which condos in your area have existing FHA approvals, you need to become familiar with them and make a decision as to whether or not you would like to live in the community.  You can get a better understanding of the community by first driving by the condo to see it appeals to you.  Then contact the condo's management company or Board of Directors and ask questions about the community.  Some common questions might include the following: How many units are in the community?  Does the community have security?  How many parking spaces does each condo have assigned to it?  Does the community have guest parking and how many guest parking spaces are there for the entire community? Does the condo allow pets?  Are rentals allowed? What percentage of units in the community are currently rented? One other thing you might do is ask a resident about the condo. People love to tell you all about the place they live.
Once you have determined which FHA approved condo you would like to live in you should contact your Realtor and ask him to send you information on any condos that are for sale in the building. If it turns out that there are not currently any condos for sale in the building you might want to ask you Realtor to set you up on an automatic search via the MLS to notify you as soon as  a condo gets listed in the FHA approved community. Doing so will allow you to be the one of the first to see new units as they hit the market.
After you have found the unit you like and are ready to make an offer be sure to double check the FHA status of the community with your mortgage lender.  Your lender will be able to check the FHA listing of approved condos and ensure that the community has an active FHA approval.  Once the FHA status has been double checked you are ready to make an offer through your realtor. 
The key is to  start with the knowledge that FHA loans tend to work best when used to purchase condos with existing FHA approvals. Trying to purchase a condo in a association without an existing FHA approval is often very challenging. So start your quest to purchase a condo with a FHA loan by stopping by the FHA Condo Appoval Website first.  Doing so will save you a lot of time and frustration. 

Pembroke Falls Market Update - May 10, 2010

by Justin Willard

Pembroke Falls Market Update - May 10, 2010

Current Listings

There are currently 24 homes for sale in Pembroke Falls

There are 5, three bedroom homes for sale ranging in size from 1,871 sq. ft to 2,153 sf. & are priced from $307,500 to $350,000. 

There are 12, four bedroom homes for sale ranging in size from 2,108 sq ft to 3,694 sf. & are priced from $310,000 to $799,900. 

 There are 7, five bedroom homes for sale ranging in size from 2,625 sf to 3,882 & are priced from $359,900 to $699,000. 

 

Recent Sales

There have been 7 slaes in Pembroke Falls within the last 30 days.

Of the 5 sales 2 were three bedroom homes and 3 were four bedroom homes.

The first 3 bedroom home located on 14th Court sold for $245,000, the second on 143rd Ave sold for $294,000.

The first 4 bedroom home located on 18th Mnr sold for $330,000, the second located on 16th Street sold for $338,000 and the third located on 18th Street sold for $575,000.

 

The Willard Realty Team’s goal is to keep you up to date with the most recent real estate trends and data for Pembroke Falls so you can make educated decisions about your real estate needs. 

Please feel free to contact us at 954-745-4735 with any questions you may have.  Or visit our Pembroke Falls Web site at www.PembrokeFallsRealEstate.com

Miami-Dade County Market Update - May 2010

by Justin Willard

Single Family Home Statistics - May 2010

There are currently:

8,113  Single Family Homes For Sale on the MLS.

1,301  Single Family Homes Pending Sale in the last 30 days.

633     Single Family Homes that Closed in the last 30 days.

 

Condo & Townhome Statistics - May 2010

There are currently:

16,167 Condos & Townhomes For Sale on the MLS.

1,679  Condos & Townhomes Pending Sale in the last 30 days.

783     Condos & Townhoms Closed Sale in the last 30 days.

 

Single Family For Sale vs. Sold Data as of March 2010


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Single family home inventory is down 38% year over year.  The number of homes sold is also down 5% while the pending inventory is up 31% year over year from March 2009 to March 2010.

Pembroke Falls Community Tour

by Justin Willard

The Willard Realty Team is pleased to announce the completion of our Pembroke Falls Community Video Tour.  Creating the tour of Pembroke Falls has been a passion of ours for some time. Our goal in making the tour was to provide an opportunity to showcase the Pembroke Falls community to prospective new residents.  Pembroke Falls is in our opinion one of the most well equipped communities in Pembroke Pines and offers a comprehensive list of amenities. Please enjoy watching our Pembroke Falls Community Tour. 

For a complete description of Pembroke Falls community features visit our Pembroke Falls web site at www.pembrokefallsrealestate.com

If you would like to receive a free list of homes for sale in Pembroke Falls and be the first to know when new listings hit the market go to: www.pembrokefallslistingalerts.com

If you are thinking of selling your Pembroke Falls home or are just curious about what your home is worth in today's market sign up at www.pembrokefallsmarketvalues2.com to receive a free no-obligation Comparative Market Analysis of your home. 

 

 

 

On January 7, 2010 Fannie Mae launched the new "Special Approval" designation for Florida condo projects that meet their new revised criteria.  The revised criteria has been set up by Fannie Mae in an attempt to get the Florida condo market moving again by reducing the difficulty associated with financing condos in Florida. 

Obtaining financing for condo projects other than those already on the HUD/FHA Condo Approved List has been very difficult up to this point.  This appears to have been caused by lenders unwillingness to finance projects that do not meet basic requirements including having no more than 15% delinquency rates and having a minimum of 6 months worth of operating budget in the association's reserve account.  Many condos in South Florida have struggled with this issue because their reserves have often times been used to float the buildings expenses while dealing with mounting maintenance deficiencies caused by owners not paying their monthly maintenance fees.  This problem has been compounded by the growing number of condominium short sales and foreclosures in the market.

The good news is that Fannie Mae's new Special Approval designation program may help to move condos from being un-financable to being able to be financed again.  In order to do so, Fannie Mae is undertaking a comprehensive review of hundreds of condominium projects in the Florida to determine if the condo meets the new revised guidelines.  The process will include assessing specific criteria more closely, including occupancy, home ownership, association dues, financial stability of the project and property condition.  Projects deemed to be sufficiently stable following closer examination will be granted the Special Approval designation, meaning lenders can originate and deliver mortgage loans secured by units in these projects to Fannie Mae.  Projects deemed eligible will be listed on www.eFannieMae.com as projects reviews are completed.  Then qualified borrowers wishing to purchase units in the approved condo projects will be eligible for financing. 

For more information on purchasing condos in South Florida contact the Willard Realty Team at 305-332-8330.

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