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Jon C. Mumford, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE, CRS, ePRO, GRI, GREEN, RECS, SFR, SRES

Archive for October, 2009

Century 21 at the top of Wall Street Journal Survey…

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on October 31, 2009

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Through powerful advertising campaigns, broad online digital visibility, strong word-of-mouth marketing, and the delivery of outstanding customer experiences, CENTURY 21® Real Estate has earned top positioning in a recent Wall Street Journal survey of its readers. According to the Wall Street Journal’s 2009 Residential Real Estate Study, the CENTURY 21 Brand ranks first in the industry in Brand Awareness. No other real estate company has greater awareness with consumers. That’s right. We have 99% brand awareness among consumers, per the Wall Street Journal survey results. As for preference, the CENTURY 21 Brand ranks 2nd in “Consideration for Future Business” in that same survey. That positioning is higher than RE/MAX. The survey results indicate that over 84% of consumers will consider using a CENTURY 21 Office in the future.

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Home sales rose 34% in Florida, 9.4% nationally, in September

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on October 28, 2009

Lauderdale Beach

Great article to share from the Sun Sentinel…

Affordable prices and an $8,000 tax credit are working to revive South Florida’s housing market.

Sales of existing homes in Broward County increased 31 percent in September from a year ago, the Florida Association of Realtors said Friday. Palm Beach County sales rose 43 percent.

“The tax credit certainly turbocharged sales, but it’s not just that,” said Mike Larson, an analyst with Weiss Research in Jupiter. “It’s amazing what cheap prices can do.”

Broward’s monthly sales have increased on an annual basis since July 2008.  Click here to view the full article.

Jon

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Need a great photographer?

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on October 25, 2009

Jon Mumford If you’re local and need a great photographer, I highly recommend Dennis Dean.  2440 Wilton Drive.  Or check out his website, http://www.dennisdean.com/

Jon

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Las Olas Art Fair

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on October 24, 2009

Las Olas

The 22nd annual Las Olas Fair runs today and Sunday from 10:00 until 5:00 p.m.  Ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation by a leading art publication.

Click here for details and directions.

Jon

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October e-News

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on October 2, 2009

Lauderdale Beach

Lots of good things happening in our market to share this month!

Congratulations to Mr. Rubino on the successful sale and closing of his condominium, and to Kyle & Liz who found an awesome condo to rent for the winter.  Here is what they had to say.

The numbers are out for September and WOW-sales are up 40% and 69% from last year.  Here are all the stats.

Make it a great month everyone!

   

  • Don’t forget the deadline to qualify for the $8,000 tax credit is November 30, 2009.  In order to receive the benefits of this credit, you need to close on the property prior to November 30th.  This is a great opportunity for all my first time homebuyers as they now account for a large percentage of our sales.  Complete details are here.
  • Free foreclosure search-I am now the featured agent on USHUD.com for Northeast Fort Lauderdale.  You can now search for foreclosures throughout the state of Florida from my website or blog.  Click here for the link.
  • Although this is not new, you can also search the MLS in any one of 12 languages through my website.
  • I’ve got 3 great opportunites to share-I have 2 one bedroom condos for $69,000 each in Wilton Manors, just down the street from the “Drive”.  I also have a one bedroom condo east of Federal for $67,000-low maintenance and it can be rented immediately.  Call me for details.
  • I’ve begun to creat a list of “preferred providers“.  Whether you are looking for a handyman, mortgage broker, dentist etc. I’m compiling a comprehensive list as a resource for my clients.  These are folks either I personally use or that have been recommended to me.  I’ve found that word of mouth is the only way to go when looking for service providers.  If you or someone you know would like to be included on this page let me know, and I’ll add them.
  • I’m also creating a page where you can find out what is available for sale in different condominiums in  Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors.  The links are live, so at any given time you’ll be able to see what is currently available.  If you would like to see your building on here, just send me a note.
  • Don’t forget to “Fall Back” and change your clocks at the end of the month.

Jon

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September 2009 Sales Statistics

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on October 1, 2009

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Wow, I pulled the number for September and there is FANTASTIC news in the numbers… 

New Listings

Single Family-1,484, 27% lower than 08′
Condo/Townhome-1,799, 16% lower than 08′
Total all property types-5,568, 18% lower than 08′

Total Available Inventory

Single Family-6,396, 45% lower than 08′
Condo/Townhouse-9,951, 34% lower than 08′
Total all Property Types-25,042 31% lower than 08′

Single Family Sold

798 closed sales, up 40% from 08′
Median sales price, $200,000, down 23% from last year

Condo/Townhome Sold

858 closed sales, 69% higher from 08′
Median sales price, $79,000, 37% down from 08′

Pending Inventory or homes under contract

Single family homes are up 39% over 2008
Condos are up 116% over 2008

Given our current inventory and sales levels, if there were to be nothing else listed, we have a 8 month supply of single family homes on the market(down 61% from the previous year) and a 12 month supply of condos on the market(down 61% from the previous year).

Jon

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