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

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4th of July happenings-Fort Lauderdale

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on July 2, 2010

I if you are wondering what is happening in town for the 4th, click here for the full schedule of activities.

Jon

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NAR’s sustainable property designation

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on March 30, 2010

I’ve just received my Green designation from NAR, the National Association of REALTORS.  This is a newer designation and advocates the goal of education and adoption of green real estate principles.  As buyers and sellers continue to address issues of energy efficiency and smart building practices, the market will continue to evolve and green properties will become increasingly prevalent.  I can now provide knowledge in this evolving market.

This is my 7th professional designation/certification and shows the dedication I have to my career and continuing education.

  • CRS-Council of Residential Specialists, most prestigious designation held by only 4% of REALTORS
  • ePRO-Technological designation
  • GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute
  • RECS-Real estate cyber society
  • SFR-Short sale foreclosure resource
  • SRES-Seniors real estate specialist

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Population Matters

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on March 24, 2010

The nation’s population grew to 307 million residents between July 2008 and July 2009, a modest increase of .86 percent, according to a recent estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Texas experienced the largest population growth during that time, gaining 478,000 new residents, while California remained the most populous state with 37 million residents.(Source U.S. Census Bureau)

Largest Gains in Population

  • Texax 478,000
  • California 381,000
  • North Carolina 134,000
  • Georgia 131,000
  • Florida 114,000

Most Populous States

  • California 37 million
  • Texas 24.8 million
  • New York 19.5 million
  • Florida 18.5 million
  • Illinois 12.9 million

Jon

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How Green are We?

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 28, 2010

 

What percentage of Americans participated in engery-savings activities within the past year?

  • Installed more energy-efficient lightbulbs: 63 percent
  • Purchased energy-efficient appliances: 36 percent
  • Started paying bills online: 46 percent
  • Switched to paperless financial statements: 40 percent
  • Donated an electronic device for recycling: 41 percent
  • Switched from bottle to tap water: 29 percent
  • Installed a low-flow showerhead: 17 percent
  • Installed a low-flow toilet: 16 percent
  • Made home improvements(e.g., windows, solar panels or insulation) that provided government tax credits: 14 percent
  • Bought a more fuel-efficient car: 13 percent
  • None of these: 13 percent

Jon

Source: Harris Interactive

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Making Social Media Work

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 13, 2010

“Not long ago, Jon C. Mumford, a sales associate with Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale wasn’t social networking at all, according to Christine Hansen, broker-owner of the firm.  “He [got] business from his sphere of influence and farming his own condominium building, but now that he’s embracing social media-by blogging [on WordPress] and connecting with social groups [on Facebook, LinkedIn and ActiveRain]-he’s expanded his sphere and farm area in a larger, faster way than he possibly could have done with [just direct mail and face-to-face contact].”  Click here to read the full article on page 12.

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Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010!

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on December 25, 2009

Whether your Christmas looks like either of these photos(I’m fortunate to have both), enjoy it!

I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season spent with family, friends and loved ones.  Here is to an awesome 2010 for each and every one of us. I am extremely thankful for a tremendous year and I truly appreciate all of your referrals and those of you that returned to me in 2009 as buyers and sellers. Our market has finally begun to turn, inventory is down 40% and closed sales are up 62% from 2008. If there is anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate to call me.

Jon

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Cool New Tool For Homeowners

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on December 8, 2009

Check this out, it is a great resource for anyone that is a homeowner.

What is HouseLogic.com?
HouseLogic is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®—that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.  
What can HouseLogic do for me?
With content covering home improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance, insurance, and even ways you can get involved in and enrich your community, HouseLogic can help you increase and protect the value of your home by helping you make confident decisions

Jon

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Your Home~December 2009

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on December 1, 2009

Wow, it is December 1st already-how did that happen?  In this months edition of “Your Home”,  I have holiday home selling tips and tips on how to avoid online shopping scams.  Our market in South Florida has continued to gain momentum and offers incredible opportunities to those folks looking to purchase real esate.  While the holidays are not the ideal time to sell, buyers looking at this time of year tend to be more serious, and there are fewer homes on the market.  Currently we have 41% less inventory on the market than this time last year and the number of closed sales for homes and condos is up 51% over the same time last year.  These statistics spell out the perfect climate for a buyers market, one unlike I’ve seen in years.  If you or someone you know is considering buying or selling real estate, call or email me for exemplary service in South Florida.  Make it a great month everyone!

Jon

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Thanksgiving 2009

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

  • Baked brie, caramelized onions w/french baguettes
  • Homemade hummus
  • Glazed roasted duck w/sour cherry sauce
  • Roasted fall root vegetables-beets, turnips, carrots, onions, leeks, purple potatoes, garlic
  • Brussel sprouts w/dill, chives & garlic
  • Homemade ciabatta stuffing
  • Roasted acorn squash w/spiced butter, toasted pine nuts and sage
  • Rosemary & garlic potatoes
  • Sonja’s fabulous homemade cheesecake
  • Wine, beer, cocktails, coffee
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    Fantastic New Tool Available

    Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on November 17, 2009

    I am so excited about this new tool I have available…

    I’ve just begun to use “Announcemymove.com” and I want to share it with everyone that I know!  It’s a fantastic tool that will allow me to create custom web pages for not only my clients, but my friends to share with their network and friends.  You have the ability to customize the page, add photos and embed a video.  You can then send it to your friends and share it with your network on Facebook if you a user.   Click here to see!

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