15 10, 2017

Lessons & Ramblings of a Veteran Real Estate Broker

2017-10-15T14:03:51+04:00

In January of 2003, I co-founded Metro International Investments with Mark J. Moldoff, a 4-decade veteran of the real estate development & brokerage industries.  For the past 5 years, I have benefited from his experience and his mentorship and I finally got him to start writing his own column on our company website, http://mii.miami.  He [...]

Lessons & Ramblings of a Veteran Real Estate Broker2017-10-15T14:03:51+04:00
15 07, 2016

Distressed Market Edition: The Miami Beaches Market Pulse: June 2016 – 1st Half of the Year Report, Part 2 of 2

2019-04-22T20:40:29+04:00

Lis Pendens Filings are UP on the Miami Beaches!   The first half of the year has begun to demonstrate a substantial shift towards a spike, and potentially continued growth, in the Distressed Market.  Note that I am saying "spike", as at least one to two more data points would really be needed to [...]

Distressed Market Edition: The Miami Beaches Market Pulse: June 2016 – 1st Half of the Year Report, Part 2 of 22019-04-22T20:40:29+04:00
7 10, 2015

The Miami Beaches Market Pulse: The Market Correction Continues…

2019-04-22T20:40:56+04:00

Miami Beach The Miami Beaches Market Report: January 1st 2015 - September 4th 2015 (October 2015 Update) As the summer in Miami Beach came to a close I ran these reports on the five zip codes constituting the Miami Beaches ahead of the Labor Day Weekend.  My last report was published shortly before the end [...]

The Miami Beaches Market Pulse: The Market Correction Continues…2019-04-22T20:40:56+04:00
6 08, 2013

On the Federal Reserve: Repeating the Insanity

2013-08-06T17:18:51+04:00

One of the biggest problems the average working American Citizen has these days is Information Glut.  We are constantly bombarded with information be it on the TV, on our phones, on the side of a bus, and sometimes on a nice clear day at the beach, in the Sky!  Unfortunately, and in fact, few Americans; [...]

On the Federal Reserve: Repeating the Insanity2013-08-06T17:18:51+04:00
2 07, 2013

Mortgage Rates make largest jump in 30 Years!

2013-07-02T14:34:45+04:00

Referencing the article published this week on Realtor.com: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/06/28/mortgage-rates-take-biggest-weekly-leap-in-26-years om_rid=AADeL$&om_mid=_BRzeMRB8zoAoAI&om_ntype=RMODaily For those who are familiar with basic economics, it should be no surprise that mortgage rates have begun what is likely to be a very long ascent to historical highs.  Over the next three to five years, I fully expect mortgage rates to rise well [...]

Mortgage Rates make largest jump in 30 Years!2013-07-02T14:34:45+04:00
11 06, 2013

Government Corruption & Hypocrisy

2013-06-11T14:14:38+04:00

Posting to both my blogs: The Democratic Party is the first to blast the Republicans about “Good Old Boy” practices & mentality.  Look at this crookery: Source: http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp All In The FamilyThe US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S.Post Offices. The government has decided it [...]

Government Corruption & Hypocrisy2013-06-11T14:14:38+04:00
10 06, 2013

Shadow Inventory – Continued….

2013-06-10T18:20:48+04:00

A broker out of Idaho posted a response to the article I shared on the 8th:  Here is my response, followed by his reply to the aforementioned article. Jim, regarding your comment about Shadow Buyers. I do not claim to know your market sir, but I can tell you that a great number of real [...]

Shadow Inventory – Continued….2013-06-10T18:20:48+04:00
17 04, 2013

Commentary on Recommended Reading: Investors Business Daily, Tuesday April 16th 2013

2013-04-17T20:27:15+04:00

On page A3 of yesterday's edition of Investor's Business Daily, there is an article I recommend reading. It is entitled "President Reagan Joined Top Substance With Style". It is amazing how quickly a culture can change, how short sighted we are as a collective species, and how easy we forget the past. After making many [...]

Commentary on Recommended Reading: Investors Business Daily, Tuesday April 16th 20132013-04-17T20:27:15+04:00