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Housing Outlook for 2016

Market Outlook 2016What will 2016 bring for the housing market? If the predictions are correct, this year will be great for real estate. This month, I’m sending all our clients the information below about what should be a bright 2016 for homebuyers and sellers. Want to learn more about what this year’s real estate projections could mean for you? Give me a call! And remember, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

Want To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar?

Of course you do! And it’s with a little common sense, preparation and the help of a good Realtor you can do just that! The formula for getting the highest selling price for your property  is Proper Pricing, Preparation and Presentation. That’s a lot of alliteration.  But it will serve you well at the closing table! The buyers don’t care about what you want or need to get for your home.  And what other homes in the neighborhood are listed for  is also a poor guide for  what you should list your home for.  Those home haven’t found buyer either.  And don’t look at Zillow for “Zestimates” or you may be leaving thousands of dollars on the table.  If you want to sell you home for top dollar, call me for a complete market analysis comparing what other homes in your neighborhood have actually sold for in similar condition with similar features to make sure we are  priced right from the beginning so we can sell fast and for top dollar. If you’re ready to talk about selling your home, Ken Can Help!

If you’d like to read more about pricing follow this link. http://www.inman.com/2015/03/20/the-one-item-needed-to-sell-a-home-for-top-dollar/?utm_source=20150320&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyheadlinesam  

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Ken’s Fab Digs Pic – 2709 NW 9th Avenue in Wilton Manors, FL 33311

You won’t find a better value in Wilton Manors! This totally remodeled home is done, done, done.  You’ll love this Three bedroom, Two bath Pool Home with a Remodeled Kitchen Featuring Granite Counters and High-End Stainless Appliances. Neutral Tile Flooring Flows through the Open Floor-plan Living Area. A Third Bedroom with Walls of Windows Overlooking  the Pool has a Cabana Bath and Can Be Used As a Master Bedroom or Den. A Clean and Crisply Landscaped Yard Features a Pool and Hot Tub with a Utility Shed. Newer AC unit, too.   Every Window is Hurricane Impact Rated with Custom Plantation Shutters. Interior Laundry Room off the Kitchen. Carport and Circle Driveway Offer Lots of Convenient Parking. If You Are Looking For The Best Value In Wilton Manors, Call Today to Arrange a Showing of This Really Great Home. Ken Can Help!rvw ba fr - Copy front - Copy ki2 - Copy lr4 pool2

Ken’s Fab Digs Pick: 1920 NE 1st Ter # H-106, Manor Grove Village 2, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

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It’s hard to find a completely remodeled unit within walking distance to Wilton Drive at this price! Totally remodeled from top to bottom and shows like a model in Manor Grove Village Four. From the granite and stainless kitchen with dark wood cabinetry, to the sophisticated master bathroom you’ll fall in love from the moment you walk in the door. Handsome tile floors in the living areas and beautiful carpeting in the bedroom. This corner unit has impact windows and gets lots of light. You can bring your small dog to this pet friendly building. Don’t miss this really special place to call home. Listed at $115,000.

Like to get a better look? Ken Can Help! Call me at 954-567-2222 or email me at kencanhelp@gmail.com to arrange a showing.

Freestanding Professional Office Building. 1318 SE 1st AV, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Located just 2 blocks from Broward General Medical Center and less than one mile from the Broward Courthouse, this truly unique freestanding building is perfect for a lawyer, doctor, dentist or insurance office.  Comprised of 3 offices, a conference room, large administration office, file/storage room plus a charming waiting room with fireplace. The entrance is wheelchair accessible. A lushly landscaped exterior is illuminated with commercial lighting for high viability. There’s ample parking for 5 in front with expansion potential in the rear. Near the new WAVE light rail scheduled for 2014. NFJJYX_still_fvhs NFJJYX_still_at NFJJYX_still_cr NFJJYX_still_ofc

Ken’s Fab Digs Pick: 2600 NW 9th LN, Wilton Manors, FL 33311

This totally remodeled 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home is ready for you to be the first to call home. Beautiful new kitchen with stone counters an new appliances. There’s even a wine cooler. Brand new central air too. Two on-demand tankless hot water heaters, skylights, restored terrazzo floors, screened porch and carport. Minutes to Wilton Drive, the beach or downtown Fort Lauderdale. Pet friendly too.  Fenced yard on a corner lot. All for $1900/month. 2011-08-31 15.28.592011-08-31 15.23.232011-08-31 15.16.372011-08-31 15.15.14

Florida Foreclosures Down 65%

Foreclosure or Short Sale? It's not the end, it's a new beginning!

Foreclosure or Short Sale? It’s not the end, it’s a new beginning!

If you’re still holding out to get that foreclosure bargain, you’re out of luck. Not only is the supply drying up but the locations are less desirable. Many foreclosure listings are now offered at higher list prices than the most recent sold comps in the area since FannieMae Home Path will finance properties without appraisal for as little as 3% down for owner occupied properties. So the foreclosure bargains are gone.  For now.

If you need help navigating this complicated market, Ken Can Help! Give me a call or email me and put me to work for you!

For more details on the most recent Florida Foreclosure stats visit:http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=1&id=296937 

Ken’s Fab Digs Pick: 1915 NE 2nd AV #206-i, Manor Grove Village IV, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

You’ll love this sophisticated 1 bedroom/1 bath unit that shows like a model. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and buffet counter with additional counter space. Beautifully remodeled master bathroom. Handsome hardwood flooring  in the living areas and carpet in the bedroom. Large walk-in closet. Cool and breezy screened porch with tile flooring. Tankless hot water heater.  Manor Grove Village IV has a private pool, club room and tennis courts. An easy walk to Wilton Drive all at a great value. Listed at $115,000.

Want to see it for yourself? Ken Can Help! Call me at 954-567-2222 or email me at kencanhelp@gmail.com to arrange a showing.lr ki dr1 by3 mba2 pool tc

Deal of the Week – 238 Hibiscus AV, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida

This is the perfect beach getaway and what a bargain. Located in charming Lauderdale by the Sea,  the perfect little beach town. This sweet little 1 bedroom/1 bath condo has been remodeled from top to bottom by owners with great taste. The kitchen and bath finishes belong in a unit at a much higher price. But it’s yours for just $135K. The handsome furnishings can be purchased making this the best turnkey condo anywhere near the beach. Add extremely low association fees, heated pool and hurricane impact windows and you’ve got the best deal around.

Like to get a better look? Ken Can Help! Call me a 954-567-2222 or email me at KenCanHelp@gmail.com to arrange a private showing or to get more information.

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Faster Approvals Make Short Sales A Great Option for Buyers

The uncertainty of waiting for short sale approvals has made many buyers and Realtors avoid them as a viable option. But beginning June 15th that is all changing for the better.

New guidelines issued under the Federal Housing Finance Agency will require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to give homebuyers of short sales notice of their final decision within 60 days. The new guidelines also will require the mortgage giants to respond to initial short-sale requests within 30 days of receiving an offer.

That’s great news for buyers. Since short sales can generally be purchased at as much as 20% below fair market value, with approvals in a timely fashion, they become a great option for home buyers.

With many banks choosing to streamline the short sale process in lieu of foreclosure, the best deals are actually short sales.

Ready to sell your home as a short sale, or find a great deal on a short sale home?  Ken Can Help! Shoot me an email at KenCanHelp@gmail.com or visit my website at www.KenHelps.com and start searching for your new home.

For more information on the new streamlined short sale process follow this link:

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=3&id=276506