Closed Sale | Coconut Grove | Grove Isle
9Aug

C L O S E D sale

Grove Isle

1 Grove Isle Drive #A406

Miami

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,642 SF

Closed for: $1,450,000

Seller represented by Lisa Yanowitz

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Just Listed | Fort Lauderdale
5Aug

just L I S T E D
Sailboat Bend
1012 SW 2nd Ct
Fort Lauderdale
3 🛏 | 2.5 🛁 | 2,175 SF 📐
Offered for: $799,000
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Must-See New Construction completed in 2020! Coastal Modern design in this beautifully appointed 3 bed 2.5 bath townhome in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. High end finishes from the moment you walk in -- soaring ceilings -- impact glass -- 8ft hardwood solid core doors -- large format wood plank tile, designer eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry, calacatta quartz counters/waterfall bar and a master suite and bath to impress. Volume ceilings and natural light from every angle of this open concept living space, including an upstairs loft perfect for remote working. Single car garage and NO HOA. Minutes to Las Olas, beaches, airport & all Downtown Fort Lauderdale has to offer! Great investment opportunity -- Tenant occupied until December 2022 and willing to extend lease.
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Seller represented by Richard Rosa

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Under Contract | Weston | Palm Island
3Aug

under C O N T R A C T

Palm Island

520 Coconut Cir

Weston

5 🛏 | 4 🛁 | 3,907 SF 📐

Last asking: $1,550,000

Representing buyer!

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Closed Sale | Miami Beach | Imperial House Condo
29Jul

C L O S E D sale

Imperial House Condo

5255 Collins Ave #8D

Miami Beach

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,534 SF

Closed for $1,450,000

Buyer represented by Lisa Yanowitz

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How to Make Your Best Offer on a Home
28Jul

Making the right offer is crucial when you have your eye on a home. Offer too little, and you may get passed over for the next buyer. Offer too much, and you may need to reevaluate your budget for furnishings or upgrades. This can be one of the most challenging parts of buying a new property. Want to make sure you have a strong offer at a price you can afford? Here’s when you might offer above, below and at the listing price.

  • At List Price: A home that's within your budget, move-in ready and comes with all the amenities you want could be worth an offer at the listing price. But you'll want to make sure there's not much competition for the property.

  • Below List Price: Does the home need serious work? If so, you may want to offer below the selling price. In this case, bidding less money could free up cash for future repairs and necessary upgrades. You can also try a lower offer if there are tons of homes listed in your area (but little demand for them). Get in touch to learn about the properties for sale in your desired neighborhood.

  • Above List Price: You may want to go beyond listing price if you're in a particularly active market or you know you're up against several buyers. Together, we can determine what other homes in the area are going for, and we'll make sure your best offer aligns with those bids.

Ready for a new home (and don't want to overspend)? Reach out today, and we can begin looking for a property that's perfect for you and your family.

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Off Market | Under Contract | Cooper City
19Jul

Off Market!

under C O N T R A C T

Embassy Lakes

10712 Zurich Street

Cooper City

3 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 3,255 sf

Lisa Yanowitz representing both sides

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Closed Sale | Imperial Point Fort Lauderdale
15Jul

C L O S E D sale

Imperial Point

5661 NE 22nd Ave

Fort Lauderdale

3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,215 sf

Closed for: $690,000

Buyer represented by Lisa Yanowitz

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Off Market Closed Sale | Hollywood
12Jul

Multi-Family Triplex

1631-1633 Dewey Street

Hollywood

Closed for $535,000

Buyer and Seller represented by Lisa Yanowitz

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Closed Sale | Brickell Key
5Jul

C L O S E D sale

Courts Brickell Key Condo

801 Brickell Key Blvd #2611

Miami

Closed for: $900,000

Above asking!

Represented buyer!

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What to Do If the Square Footage is Wrong on Your House
5Jul

The square footage of your home is an important specification for valuation purposes, but sometimes the appraiser’s calculation of your property’s square footage differs from the square footage used in your tax assessment. Here’s what to do in that situation.

How to Determine if the Square Footage is Inaccurate

You should start by requesting to see your home’s property card from your county’s department of assessment. Many cities and counties allow you to look it up online. Make sure that any recent (permitted) additions are included in the records.

Here’s how to calculate the square footage of your home on your own, without the help of a professional appraiser. You might want to try that first to make sure the square footage is really off, before contacting a professional. Keep in mind that below grade spaces (like a finished basement) do not usually count toward a home’s square footage.

Reasons for Appraisal Square Footage Discrepancy

There are many reasons why the government’s assessment of your property and the square footage calculated by a home appraiser may differ. If your assessor uses an estimation to determine square footage, there’s a good chance that this figure may not be precise.

In other cases, simple measurement errors are to blame, and these mistakes can originate with the home builder, the assessor, your home appraiser, or communication errors if the wrong information is provided to the county assessment office.

Finally, there may be conflicts between original plans or additions and the permits obtained for the work, depending on whether the work was ever completed. For instance, you might obtain a permit for an addition yet decide later not to move forward with those plans. It’s easy for the assessment office to make incorrect estimations based on these records.

What to Do If the Square Footage is Wrong on Your House

If you believe that the public records are inaccurate, you should contact your local assessment department to request that the data be reviewed. The process varies by location; some may ask you to file an appeal or submit a grievance.

It may help to hire a professional appraiser to assess the square footage of your home, so you can submit the recent appraisal to the department to review and make any adjustments if necessary.

Keep in mind that square footage can affect your home’s assessed value, which has an effect on how much property tax you pay. If the actual measurements taken by a home appraiser result in a higher square footage than the tax assessment office has on record, using the higher square footage calculation could increase the value of your home. That’s great if you want to sell, but it may also increase your property taxes.

Why the Correct Square Footage Matters

If you’re selling your home, the square footage is one of the most important specifications buyers look for. A difference of even a few hundred square feet can lead to potential buyers overlooking your property if they are searching for a home with a minimum amount of square footage. Since many real estate websites pull information about homes from public records, it can also result in incorrect square footage on online listings. In addition, your local governing agency will look at the square footage of your house when assessing its value, which has an effect on how much property tax you will pay.

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