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Experience all the sights and sounds of The Magic City on a sightseeing tour from our sister site, Miami Tour Company. Rated #1 on TripAdvisor by Consumers. Daily excursions include:

  1. The Original Miami Tour - departs at 10am from South Beach
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Buying Real Estate in Florida Checklist

You just signed on the dotted line, and given a deposit to buy a piece of Florida Real Estate (a.k.a.  your dream home). My next question was always:  “Ok, now what?” Let’s see if we can clarify what must happen in order for you to take ownership of your Florida property.

Nov 06, 2007 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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To Lock or Float the Mortgage Interest Rate: that is the question

You’ve selected your dream home and have been pre approved by a lender.

The question that usually arises is:  “should I lock my interest rate?”

The answer is clear cut…

May 29, 2007 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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Finding the Best Miami Realtor For You

Fun as it is cruising the streets looking for “For Rent” signs and calling numbers that rarely answer in a language you speak, there are easier, less frustrating ways to obtain a decent place to live in Miami.

Apr 15, 2007 By Matt Meltzer Jump To Story & Comments
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Subprime Lending: Are Banks Still Offering Option ARM Loans?

I was contacted yesterday by Steven Gandel a Senior Writer from CNN’s Money Magazine. Steven wanted to know if there were still “exotic” mortgage products available.  I told him about a recent approved application which the borrower has no income, no job, and the property that secures the loan is listed For Sale.

Apr 11, 2007 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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Google Bikes For Euro Employees

If you thought pajama days and free gourmet food was over the top, Google’s European office, recently celebrated “Alternative Transportation Day,” by urging their employees to commute to work without the use of a car. For the special occasion, Google, offered every single of their 2,000 European employees a new bike.

Mar 28, 2007 By Gus Jump To Story & Comments
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Low mortgage loan payments with good interest rates

Recently “Option Arm” mortgages have taken a bad rap and I wish to clarify some misconceptions around a inovative product that if managed properly can be a useful vehicle to provide investment opportunities which may not have been deemed “affordable”.

Feb 26, 2007 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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Sell Real Estate in South Florida/Miami-Dade

Long ago a trusted associate said to me:  “Want to look like a great salesman?  Then, sell a hot product.”

South Florida, in good times and in times of market correction is:  “a hot product” (no pun intended).

If you’re a person who truly enjoys seeing others succeed, you may be a candidate to earn 10 times what you’re earning and work one half the hours.

Feb 12, 2007 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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Foreign National Buys Property in Miami - A Success Story

Another success story about a person from Peru who came to the United States, took a good job and purchased (3) homes.

Here’s how this success story happened:

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Citizen, foreign national, non-resident alien, internationl investor, what’s the difference…real estate/homes are true collateral.  The risk for the lender is minimal.

Jan 12, 2007 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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Google Keeps Employees Happy By Letting Them Kid Around

The world’s most powerful company just held their first pajama day, when workers were encouraged to wear their PJs to work.

Dec 20, 2006 By Gus Jump To Story & Comments
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Closing My Zero Down Mortgage With Fair Credit Score

The Real Estate Closing is the final step in executing a real estate transaction.

On the closing date, the parties consumate the purchase contract, and ownership of the property is transferred to the buyer.

Dec 16, 2006 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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UK and European Residents Buy Florida Real Estate

Nov 20, 2006 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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How to Qualify for Best Mortgage

When it comes to a person receiving the best mortgage offerings available, it gets down to a process of qualification.

There are dynamic, inovative and even secure and safe products.

The trick is:  “do you qualify”?

Nov 11, 2006 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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Google local newspaper ads

Extra, Extra, Read All About it: Google Inc to start alpha testing Google Print Ads this week.

Google announced they will launch a program that will allow Adwords advertisers to place bids on space in more than 50 major newspapers across the U.S.

Nov 06, 2006 By Gus Jump To Story & Comments
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Condo-Hotel Conversion Mortgage Loans

Just because condo-hotels are the new hot investment doesn’t mean I want one.  Geeze, I’m still learning what a condo-hotel is.

Major hotels have in recent years taken certain properties and converted them to condo hotels aka: “condotels, condohotels, condo hotels”. 

Oct 25, 2006 By Jim Jump To Story & Comments
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Miami AdWords Seminar for Success

Do you own a local business? Here is a gerat opportunity to learn about online advertising with Google’s AdWords Seminars for Success. This series of intensive seminars is aimed at educating advertisers of all experience levels on the creation and management of successful AdWords online advertising campaigns.

Sep 18, 2006 By Gus Jump To Story & Comments
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