Real estate appraising is the evaluation of property including the land, the dwellings and all the features on it. Although everyone knows it is necessary to appraise real estate to sell it, there are many other reasons people would contact a real estate appraiser.
Establish value to buy insurance.
Settle insurance claims.
Establish market value to sell a home or buy new property.
Establish market value to refinance or use for collateral on another loan.
Assess current value to get rid of obligation to buy property mortgage insurance. (If value has risen, owner's percentage of equity in property may have increased enough to eliminate the lender's requirement to pay for property mortgage insurance.)
Reduce property taxes. (If market value or property value has decreased since the property tax assessor last valued it.)
Estate settlement (to be dispersed to heirs or sold).
Division of assets to establish market value in case of divorce, dissolutions of partnerships, etc.
Conduct a right-of-way or easement appraisal. (If owner must sell a piece of land for road widening or to grant an easement, an appraiser can make sure they are paid the fair current market value.)
Business appraisals for the purchase, liquidations, financing or estate tax settlement businesses.
Special requirements for appraisals for FHA and VA loans, which not all real estate appraisers meet.
Remember, real estate appraisers must be state-licensed and certified.
Professional affiliation is also available with the National Association of Independent Fee appraisers, which offers a professionally recognized testing and certifying program to afford reasonable assurance to the general public of professional expertise, integrity and responsibility.
Some other credentials to look for: IFA (member), IFAA (agricultural member), IFAS (senior member) or IFAC (appraiser-counselor).
05-12-2012 12:36:25 PM CST
Library Services - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
The Miami-Dade Public Library System proudly provides services, programs and special events to residents of Sunny Isles Beach.
The 7,500 square foot library is located on the ground floor of the Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue. Patrons can gain access to a collection of more than 50,000 volumes as well as the System’s collection of four million pieces. The branch contains the Library System's largest Russian language collection of books, movies and music. With 15 computer stations and laptops to borrow within the library – all in a Wi-Fi environment - patrons can log on to the Internet for free. The branch also presents interesting, fun and high-quality programs of interest to all ages throughout the year.
Residents of Sunny Isles Beach are eligible to receive a FREE library card, to apply visit http://www.mdpls.org/.
For the convenience of patrons, the City’s Shuttle Service route includes stops at the Sunny Isles Beach Branch Library six days a week. The Community Shuttle also includes stops at or near Mobile Library locations.
05-12-2012 7:20:51 AM CST
Following the 1960 teen-exploitation movie Where the Boys Are, Fort Lauderdale, with its seven miles of palm-shaded white sands, instantly became the number-one Spring Break destination in the US. However, having fueled its economic boom on underage drinking and lascivious excess, the city promptly turned its back on the revelers. By the end of the 1980s, it had imposed enough restrictions on boozing and wild behavior to put an end to the bacchanal. Since then, Fort Lauderdale has transformed itself into a thriving pleasure port, catering to individual yacht-owners and major cruise liners alike. It's also one of the fastest-growing residential areas in the country, and has for years been known as one of gay America's favourite holiday haunts.
If you would like to stay in Fort Lauderdale or Miami we do have the "Value Rental" deal.
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05-11-2012 5:20:24 PM CST
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05-11-2012 10:43:19 AM CST
Almost one million vacationers visit Sunny Isles Beach each year to enjoy a two-mile long fine sand beach and outdoor activities such as water sports, boating, fishing and tennis. Abundant shopping, dining and entertainment options are also available. The landmark Newport Fishing Pier (formerly known as the Sunny Isles Fishing Pier) is a local favorite while the beautiful Samson Oceanfront Park provides a childrens play area, and space to relax, meet friends and enjoy the sunrise on the ocean.
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Community Shuttle Service - Sunny Isles Beach
The City provides free Community Shuttle Service 7 days per week with three different routes for the convenience of residents and visitors.
The Orange Line
runs Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:35 p.m.
The Blue Line
runs Monday to Friday7:45 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
The Blue Line (Saturday schedule)
9:05 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
The Green Line
runs Monday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.
Shuttle buses are handicapped accessible and are available for such use when a reservation is made at least 24 hours in advance. To make a reservation for handicapped Community Shuttle pick-up, call 305-792-1706.
Pets are not permitted on City shuttle buses except with a passenger who is sight impaired.
Mount Sinai Transportation Services
Free transportation provided to and from Mount Sinai Medical Center at 4300 Alton Road on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays pick up at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. and returning Noon and 3:00 p.m. Reservations required at 305.792.1706.
Miami-Dade Transit Service
Miami-Dade Transit provides several bus stops through out the City. For more information on Miami-Dade Transit Services and schedules, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/.
Miami-Dade County provides Special Transportation Services to those with handicaps. Information for STS is available at 305-264-9000.
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05-09-2012 4:27:07 PM CST
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05-08-2012 12:10:34 PM CST
Sunny Isles Beach, the City of Sun and Sea, is located on a barrier island in the northeast corner of Miami-Dade County, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Golden Beach lies to the north, Bal Harbour and Haulover Park are immediately to the south.
Sunny Isles Beach is midway between downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale with easy access to business centers, entertainment, sports and recreational facilities, and tourist attractions. Residents and visitors can fly into either Miami International or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports, or cruise into the Port of Miami or Port Everglades and be in Sunny Isles Beach within 20 to 30 minutes.
Almost one million vacationers visit Sunny Isles Beach annually to enjoy the 2 ½ mile-long fine sand beach and outdoor amenities such as water sports, boating, fishing, and tennis as well as the abundant shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby. The landmark fishing pier is a local favorite while the beautiful Samson Oceanfront Park provides a children's play area and space to relax; meet friends and enjoy the sunrise.
The City is experiencing a major redevelopment renaissance on the east side of Collins Avenue, the main thoroughfare. Zoning laws ensure that view corridors and beach access pathways will always offer residents a life with a view. To the west of Collins Avenue, the City is building parks, improving the infrastructure and laying the groundwork for future redevelopment.
The emphasis of most of the redevelopment is on residential condominium construction. The City is steadily replacing outdated motels with luxury residential oceanfront development. Much of the residential construction is not for year-round occupancy, however the statistics show a steady growth in young families who desire to be near the ocean.
From the travel desk of Eddie Cambas
05-08-2012 8:04:46 AM CST
Whether your idea of vacation means relaxation, adventure or a little of both, your search for the ideal Miami Beach hotel ends with Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort. Experience world-class services combined with outstanding value in a beautiful oceanfront setting, just minutes from Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. Make your reservation today and get ready to unleash your sense of adventure, unwind at the beach, shop ’til you drop or all of the above. At Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, the excitement and splendor of South Florida lies at your doorstep.
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05-08-2012 7:20:16 AM CST
The Newport Beachside Resort is a tropical getaway landmark since 1967, this 3.5 star beachfront resort in Sunny Isles Beach has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of our 20,000 sq. ft. pool deck, the lobby, and all public areas. This includes the famous "Coconut Bar" where you can relax and enjoy the sunsets.
The resort boasts four dining venues including the Kitchen 305, offering an exciting and unique dining experience where creative plating techniques showcase distinctive gastronomic American eclectic fare at its best. Our most recent addition is the 8,000 sq. ft. Seven Seas Aveda Spa and Salon.
The hotel is easily accessible from either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale International Airports, cruise ports, I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Guests are a short distance to South Beach, the famous Art Deco District, Dolphin Stadium and the fashionable Shops at Bal Harbor.
For more info contact Edward E. Cambas, a Lic. Real Estate Broker 786-200-8817 . Buy & Sell Real Estate Services, Inc.
04-28-2012 7:25:07 AM CST
Tips for Buying Short Sales
The best tip I can give you when you are considering a short sale purchase is to do your home work. This comes down to research and knowing the area you are about to purchase in. When you purchase a short sale because of a decrease in home values, you need to know if you have reached the bottom of the market or if you can expect to see prices decline. It is almost impossible to know this but you should look up property values over a 10 year period and analyze what home values in the area have done. Doing this over a 10 year period will give you a better idea of the market and allow you to make a better decision. If you do your homework, you should be able to establish a very solid real estate portfolio by purchasing real estate via a "Short Sale".
04-28-2012 7:24:35 AM CST
Short Sale Process
The short sale process can be very confusing because it is not as common as a regular real estate transaction. Typically the short sale process takes longer because you have to deal directly with the bank and gain their approval to sell the home. When a client makes an offer to purchase a real estate short sale they do not have the benefit of getting a quick response like they would from a regular seller.
The short sale process begins with the client having to show that they are eligible for a short sale. All lenders typically require 2 years of tax returns, 2 years of W2's, most recent month of bank statements for all accounts and a hard ship letter. The process of getting approved for a short sale is the exact opposite of what a borrower goes through when they are trying to obtain financing. When a borrower obtains financing they have to show that they can afford to make the mortgage payments. When a seller is trying to get the bank to approve them for a short sale, they have to show the bank that they have made every attempt possible to try and make the payments. If a lender sees that they have other liquid assets they will not be very likely to help a seller out and approve them for a short sale.
04-16-2012 12:56:14 PM CST
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04-13-2012 10:28:09 AM CST
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04-12-2012 10:53:18 AM CST
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04-06-2012 3:45:18 PM CST
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04-05-2012 8:15:17 AM CST
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03-30-2012 8:01:50 AM CST
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03-25-2012 6:47:59 PM CST
The Impact of the Internet on Your Business
The former chairman of General Electric states rightfully so that the internet “is the single most important event in the U.S. economy since the Industrial Revolution”. The internet obviously changes everything to do with business across the globe. The question is always whether or not you are onboard to take advantage of all that it has to offer.
Almost every start-up wants to know how to maximize their results for free. In the beginning all of the smaller companies need to start developing their concepts and platform without paying fees. In fact, a lot of persons with great ideas and concepts need to go the free route in the beginning. In 25 years of business management, I know that most companies are strapped to the week by week earnings cycle. This is why I have become passionate about assisting people who need capital to get a jump-start. This is par for the course. Do not ever feel bad about having a great idea but not enough capital. Even Microsoft had to get money before they ever began to take off.
The internet has grown a lot faster than other technologies like television and radio. The internet reached over 50 million users in less than 5 years. The tech sector has not always had its day in the sun. The bubble burst in the markets and caused an overall slump in the economy. One reason is because too many people were jumping in at the top of the market and caused the bubble to rise and implode. All I can tell you is that “what goes up must come down.” You have got to establish value and it is never good to speculate in the unknown.
Alan Greenspan stated and warned “irrational exuberance” might lead to unwise investments and economic trouble. Then in 2000 and 2001 what happened? The bubble burst. The dot-com stocks were tremendously over-capitalized and could not sustain price levels. Do not ever chase stocks and buy at the top. Anytime you try to chase a stock, you risk helping somebody else exit their positions so they can make a handsome profit. What about you? You must protect your own assets. You cannot help other persons to make profits when the main objective is to increase your assets. Look out for yourself.
The era of the internet is anything but a fluke. There are not very many businesses still left that can do without it. In today’s business environment, managers must take into consideration more when making strategic decisions. Internet users are able to communicate business to business faster, smarter and cheaper than ever before. On a worldwide scale, all business persons should think in terms of integrating the internet into their strategies for management.
Something else that must be considered is that the internet offers a lot more entrants to the market because it allows for the barriers of entry to be reduced. A lot of people are trying to go into business with only their website, and then become concerned that nobody is visiting. In addition, they become even more concerned when they come up empty without anybody becoming a paying customer. It does not work that way and even though the path the internet provides is easier, it is not free. Please take the time to research your plan of action prior to launching your start-up. As a business person with over 25 years of experience, please note that something will typically break to put you on the map. It never happens just magically by itself.
Best of funding Success,
Written for Capital Matchpoint by Edward E. Cambas
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Young companies have small margins for error. Mistakes made early on can sink a company before its gets off the ground. Below is a list of 10 common mistakes made by young, small companies. In the list below, I use the generic term “product” to refer to either a product or a service.
Over the next few posts, I will expound on these ideas; for now, here is the list :
“Drinking Your Own Kool-Aid” – Overestimating the Enthusiasm for Your Product/Service – thinking your product is more special than your customers perceive.
Not Validating Market Demand – thinking that your product is a “winner” before making sure you get a solid base of people who agree
Starting to Work with Customers Too Late – only engaging with customers when the product is ready for sale.
Underestimating the Difficulty in Penetrating the Market – not expending enough effort to reach customers and to get them to try the product.
Overestimating the Product’s Uniqueness – related to “drinking your own Kool-Aid” this refers to not taking competition into account, where competition can be another product or service, or whatever customers are using today.
Underestimating the Effort Needed to Build the Product – promising to get to market before you can actually finish the product.
Hiring the Wrong Kind of People – hiring “big-company types” who are used to having a support staff to help them do their work.
Not Focusing – being tempted by side projects and spreading yourself too thin to focus on developing your company’s main value proposition
Not Pricing Correctly – under or over-pricing the product may inhibit adoption.
Not Having a Long-term Vision That Scales –having a “one-trick pony” that does not lead to future sales
In the entrepreneurial spirit of “under-promise and over-deliver,” here are two more mistakes young companies make:
Never Finishing the Product – the “never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it over” syndrome. Constantly redo-ing the product but never finishing it.
Not Offering Employees Enough Fun – sadly, a common quality of many startups – despite what you read in the pubs.
Disclaimer – as the veteran of six startup companies (two that were successfully sold), these are mistakes I have seen time and again. If you have some additional ideas, feel free to comment.