Ann Ryan's Blog Posts

Ann Ryan's Blog Posts

The Underline
Miami is in the process of building a new "Linear Park, Urban Trail and Living Art Destination." I'm an enthusiastic supporter of the concept, and hope that they really make it as ...

Is Drying Clothes In The Sun An Eyesore
Drying clothes on a line is not something we commonly see in today's world.  Nearly everyone drys their clothes instead in a dryer.There's a recent post in a Facebook group I ...

Floating Homes
Could building floating homes be the answer to sea level rise?  I've always believed that Global warming is going to happen, but that we'd develop technology solutions to comb...

When Do I Get The Keys
When I am writing a contract for my buyers, I only schedule closings for Tuesday - Thursday.  I avoid Mondays because it can be hard to find someone to answer a question that ...

Appraisals Math Vs Magic
Every homeowner thinks the property they're selling is special and should be worth more than similar neighboring properties.  Every buyer wants to be able to get their next ho...

When Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your Home
So a seller asked me yesterday if there was a good season to put their home on the market.  In South Florida, that answer is a clear no.  There are tough months to put yo...

If These Walls Could Talk
As a Realtor, I see a lot of properties, lately 30 or more a week.  Most of them are unremarkable, but I will remember both the nicest and the ugliest among them. &n...

Inspection Tips For Sellers
Inspection is one of the two key "tests" of a contract, and a LOT of contracts in South Florida collapse after inspection.  The purpose of this inspection is to verify that th...

Why Sellers Should Visit New Construction
New construction projects provide a great opportunity to learn about what the "Average" buyer is looking for in the market.  From their kitchen to the yard, developers have sp...

Why Military Renters Are Great For Landlords
So.... there are a lot of great reasons to like military renters if you're a landlord:1) They will generally maintain the place in working order and clean.2) They're much more like...

5 Things To Avoid When Selling Your South FLorida Home
1) Pricing the property too high - Unless you have a luxury property, pricing even $10,000 will result in fewer showings.  My goal for an average home is 5-7 showings a week.&...

Keep Your Shoes On Why You Want Buyers To Wear Their Shoes
There's a really wild discussion going on in a realtor group right now regarding whether buyers should be required to take off their shoes during showings. If you're a seller, you ...

How To Find FHA Friendly Townhomes
Many buyers are looking for low downpayment options.  The most common type of loan available is an FHA loan at 3.5%.  However finding properties which CAN accept FHA loan...

Bad Credit Stopping You From Buying A Home Tips To Improving Your Credit
- Make at least the minimum payment on all of your bills on time.- Try to use less than 30% of your available credit limits.- Don't apply for new debt - even applying for a ne...

Investing 101
 One of the routine inquiries I get is from beginning real estate investors.  I always start with two questions: 1) are you planning on flipping the property (buying a pr...

What's stopping you from buying a home?  Many buyers aren't aware that it is now possible to buy a condo/townhome for as little as 5% down.  Gone are the times when to bu...

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